• CUNY Language Immersion Program



    If you are an English as a Second Language (ESL) student who has been admitted to a City University of New York (CUNY) college, but needs to spend more time learning English before taking your college courses, the CUNY English Language Immersion Program (CLIP) will help you develop your English language skills and prepare you for study in the college.

    Classes meet for five hours a day, five days a week. Morning, afternoon or evening sessions are available. You are encouraged to spend one year in the program.

    Get the English skills you need to succeed in college.

    Class Schedules

    Day: 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Evening: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    CUNY Language Immersion Program  

  • CUNY Language Immersion Program


    To register in CLIP, you need to:
    1. Bring a letter of acceptance from a CUNY college to Room C223.
    2. Have taken the CUNY Assessment Tests (Reading, Writing and Math).
    3. Take the CLIP English tests, so we know what level class you need in the program. Make an appointment for testing through the CLIP office (see CONTACT US).
    4. Complete your registration papers in C223, then register for your classes in Room M143.
    5. Pay for your classes in the Bursar's Office, Room C110 (cash, money order or credit card).
    Fall and Spring classes (12 weeks)

    $145.00 per session

    Summer and Winter classes (6 weeks)

    $75.00 per session
    Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, June 21

    Room C-223

    (718) 482-5966


    In person:
    29-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C223
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    CLIP’s goal is to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in college. You will improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English by studying content areas, like history, science and biographies. You will do assignments in class, research projects, and work in the computer lab. You’ll also learn about college and get help with financial aid to continue your education in college.
    You must be admitted into one of the CUNY colleges and take the CUNY Assessment Tests. Based on your CUNY Assessment Tests scores and placements, you may be referred to CLIP. A college counselor can also suggest that you enroll in CLIP.
    You can enroll in CLIP for four sessions (or one year). You still have your place in college during this time, and you will receive help to start college courses when you to exit the CLIP program.
    No, and you must reapply for financial aid to start college after studying in CLIP.
    No, international students with F-1 visas cannot attend CLIP. Please visit The English Language Center.