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English as a Second Language Program at RCC

Sheila Goldstein

Sheila Goldstein, Professor, English as a Second Language, 845-574-4372

Intended Audience: Businesses/individuals who employ people raised in foreign countries

Abstract: The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at RCC offers courses that provide intensive English language instruction to international students who want to pursue an American college degree, or to learn English for personal or professional reasons. RCC’s program's goals are to help students learn to communicate and study effectively in English and to gain an awareness of American culture. Courses are available at multiple levels of proficiency and are offered both day, evening and during summer, day only.

About the Speaker: Sheila Goldstein, Professor, English as a Second Language, has been on the staff of Rockland Community College for over 25 years. During her tenure, she has held the positions of Chairperson of English as a Second Language and English Skills while still maintaining teaching time in the ESL Department. She received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996 and the Outstanding Teacher Award from The New York State Association of Two Year Colleges in 1998. Goldstein earned an AA in Liberal Arts from Rockland Community College; BA in Speech, English and Theater from Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ; and an MS in Education - Concentration in English from SUNY New Paltz.

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