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    Summer ESL Program

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    Brookdale Community College and Monmouth University are pleased to offer a unique, 9-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) program this summer. The program is a great option for those who wish to enroll at Monmouth but do not meet the admission requirement for English proficiency. The University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 for general admission.

    As part of this program, students take Brookdale classes on Monmouth's campus in West Long Branch, New Jersey. During this time, students live in Monmouth's residence halls and take part in planned co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

    The Summer ESL Program will run from July 5 to August 15, 2014. The application deadline is February 1, 2014. Feel free to contact us with any questions about this exciting opportunity.

    Admission Requirements and Process

    To be considered for the Summer ESL Program, students should apply to their desired undergraduate or graduate program at Monmouth. Those who are accepted into the Summer ESL Program will be offered conditional admission to Monmouth University in the fall. That means that they must complete this program before beginning their studies at Monmouth. Read more about the application process.


    Students enrolled in the ESL Program will take three courses for a total of 9 credit hours. All courses are taught by Brookdale's qualified faculty, all of whom have master's degrees in teaching English as a Second Language or a related discipline. Learn more about each course in this program.

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    Participants in this program will reside in University housing on the beautiful and historic Monmouth campus, which is located one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and close to New York City (52 miles, 83 kilometers) and Philadelphia (83 miles, 133 kilometers).

    Meals and Activities

    Students on campus will have access to three meals, Monday through Thursday, for a total of 12 meals per week. They will be responsible for weekend meals. Students will study from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., receive advising and tutoring from 2 to 4 p.m., and then participate in cultural and social activities in the evening, as well as field trips over some weekends. Read more about the activities and trips that are planned.

    Tuition and Fees

    Students in the ESL Program will make two payments: one to Brookdale Community College for academic expenses and another to Monmouth University for living arrangements. See a listing of program costs.