CUNY Language Immersion


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 college courses, the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) will help you develop your English language skills and prepare you for college study.

Classes meet for five hours a day, five days a week. Morning and 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

Spring 2024

Classes: March 11th – June 6th, 2024

Registration and Testing Dates: February 15th – March 7th, 2024, or until classes are full

Email or call (718) 482-5966 if you need assistance.


For information on Spring 2024 registration or to find out if you qualify for CLIP, email, call (718) 482-5966 or visit Room C-224.


  • Fall and Spring classes (12 weeks)

    $145.00 per session

  • Summer and Winter classes (6 weeks)

    $75.00 per session


(718) 482-5966



Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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 complete a CUNY application, be admitted into one of the CUNY colleges, and take the ESL D assessment instrument. Based on your ESL D placement, 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.