Language Immersion at NCC

LINCC is a non-credit intensive English as a Second Language program. It is designed for students who want to attend college, but who need to improve their English skills first. The program focuses on academic skills in order to prepare students for success in the college classroom environment. Students in LINCC study for 20-hours a week, in both the classroom and labs, for a 15-week semester. Classes are diverse. There are students in the program from more than 30 different countries. What is common for all of them is the goal of continuing on to college studies. LINCC has a professional and dedicated faculty, all of whom have a master's degree and several years of teaching experience. LINCC is the place where a successful college career can begin.

Is LINCC for me?

LINCC is a program for students who want to enter college, but who need to improve their English skills first. It is for students who are visiting the United States for study, and for those who live in the local community. If you are an international student (or the potential sponsor of an international student) and would like to apply for F-1 Visa status, contact the Office of International Student Affairs at 516.572.7053.

What will I learn?

Academic reading, writing, speaking and listening are all taught in each class. In addition to the hours students spend in their classroom, there is scheduled lab time every week where students work intensively on writing, conversation skills, grammar or pronunciation.

What level of English do I need to study in LINCC?

LINCC has four levels — basic, low, mid and upper. Students start in the program at the appropriate level for them and progress through the other levels.

What will my schedule be?

Classes are Monday through Friday, in the morning or afternoon. Students spend 20 hours a week in their classroom and labs. Classes are offered in the fall and spring.

What else will be available to me as a LINCC student?

The services of the Communications Lab and Writing Center are available to LINCC students. They also have access to the gymnasium, library and computer labs on campus.

How do I apply?

Students who wish to attend LINCC with the goal of continuing to a degree or certificate program should fill out the NCC Admission Application. Students can get an application at the Admissions Office, Student Services Center or by visiting ApplyOnline. After submitting their application to Admissions, students will be assigned a date for the NCC ESL Placement Test. The results of this test will determine student placement.

How much does the program cost? Is there a payment plan?

The cost of the program is $1,700 per semester. Students can pay in three installments. 

Where can I go for more information?

Life Science (LS), Room 141
516.573.0165 or 516.573.0171

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