HSE/TASC Preparation for Adults: High School Equivalency Diploma


Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm sharp

Registrants must take this Placement Test to determine their readiness for the HSE course. Students will be placed into the appropriate class level based on the results of this test.

You will receive notification of your class assignment.     BEX-199 PRE-R

HSE/TASC Preparation for Adults: High School Equivalency Diploma

Minerva Ryan-Tidd, HSE Coordinator, MA, General & Special Education

The Pre-HSE course prepares students with the basic skills needed to qualify for the HSE course. The HSE course prepares adults to take the High School Equivalency Exam. Our highly qualified instructors will review and focus on the major subject areas of the test encompassing Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing. This course requires strict adherence to attendance and commitment to daily homework. Free Math tutoring available at selected times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Prerequisite for the HSE course: Minimum score on the placement test.  Students with below the minimum score will be placed into a Pre-HSE section. To qualify to take the HSE exam, students must be at least 16 years of age and meet all the necessary requirements as stated  on the  N.Y.S. website regarding  HS£ testing  eligibility.

A college Orientation Program will be held for registrants; schedule to be announced.

Please purchase the required textbook(s) and calculator (TI-30XS model) listed below depending on your placement, available at the QCC Bookstore, and bring to first class meeting.

• Pre-HSE: Common Core Basics by McGraw-Hill (series of 5 separate books)

• HSE: HS£ Common Core Achieve by McGraw-Hill (series of 4 separate books)

BEX-198   Various levels scheduling options / 30 sessions (120 hours) / $475

Pre-HSE: 30 sessions (120 hours)

Humanities: Marianne Renois, MA pending; Mathematics: Kurt Anschlowar, MA; Nataliya Matsay, MA pending, and; Jean Oriental, MA

• MWFA-P: MORNINGS: @ 8am-noon / Mon., Wed., Fri., Feb.26-(ends Wed.) May. 16 (skip 3/30; 4/2, 4, 6, 11)

• MTW·P: EVENINGS: @ 5-9pm / Mon., Tues., Wed., Feb. 26-(ends Mon.) May 14 (skip 4/2. 3, 4, 11)

HSE: 30 sessions (120 hours)

Humanities: Minerva Ryan Tidd, MA; Mathematics:  Saida Boudlal, MA, and; Jean Oriental, MA

• MWFA: MORNINGS: @ 8am-noon   / Mon., Wed., Fri., Feb. 26-(ends Wed.) May.16 (skip 3/30; 4/2, 4, 6, 11)

• MTW: EVENINGS: @ 5-9pm / Mon., Tues., Wed., Feb. 26-(ends Mon.) May 14 (skip 4/2, 3, 4, 11)

ESL Bridge to HSE (High School Equivalency)

ESL Bridge to HSE (High School Equivalency)

Simon Kao, MA-TESOL

Designed to prepare English Language learners to take the HSE course. Emphasis on the preparation for the Humanities component (History, Science, English Literature, Grammar, Writing) of the HSE Test, with extra instruction on English language skills.

Also recommended for ESL students who already have an HS diploma/HSE but need to develop academic English language skills.

BEX-193     20 sessions (60 hours) / $235

Tues. & Thurs., 8-11am, (starts Thurs.) March 1- (ends Tues.) May 15 (skip 4/3, 5)

ESL: English As A Second Language

ESL: English as a Second Language

Leila Boodhoo, ESL Coordinator, MA, (TESOL) Teachers College / Columbia University; Rochelle Hoch, BA, DOE, ESL Teacher; Marvin Grossman, MA-TESOL; Anthony Prato, MA-TESOL, and; Rosette Teitel, MA, NYC Licensed ESL Teacher

Learn the basic English you need to speak with friends, neighbors,  and  co-workers;  continue with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension and conversation, and; progress to reading and writing.


Tuesday, February 13 at 6-10pm

Registrants must take a Placement Test to determine the appropriate ESL level.

Please arrive promptly at 6pm!

Schedule for all classes:

20 sessions (40 hours) @ 7-9pm I $285

Tues. & Thurs., (starts Thurs.) March 1-(ends Tues.) May 15 (skip 4/3, 5)

Possible Levels Available:

Beginning • Intermediate • Advanced

For language assistance in Spanish or Chinese, please call 718-281-5460

Port of Entry: Intensive ESL/ibt TOEFL

PORT of ENTRY: Intensive ESL/ibt TOEFL

Website: www.qcc.cuny.eduiPOE

Florence Tse, Director

For adult international students and new immigrants to improve language skills/enhance English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and preparation of TOEFL for admission to U.S. colleges.

1-20 & TOEFL waiver available for eligible college admission to Queensborough.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee/Tuition $1600 for 1-20 student Mon.-Thurs. 2/5-(ends Tues.) 4/24

• Morning @ 9am-1:30pm / $25 / $1400  • Afternoon @ 2-6:30pm / $25 / $1400

• Weekend @ 9am-1pm / $10 / $300 Sat. 2/10-4/21

Registration Locations & Testing Schedule:

• Queensborough Bayside: 222-05 56 Avenue, S-108 718.281.5410

Thurs. 1/18 & Fri. 1/19 @ 10am-1pm

• Flushing Center:39-07 Prince Street.  #2A 718.640.9200

Tues. 1/16, Wed. 1/17 & Sat 1/20 @ 10am-1pm

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

Dr. Diana G. Berkowitz, Director

This program is a Full-time (25 hours/week) ESL program for CUNY freshmen. To apply for CLIP, the student must first apply to CUNY and be admitted to one of the CUNY colleges for a degree or certificate program. CLIP prepares ESL students for college level work in English. Students are placed in CLIP based on their CUNY freshmen placement test scores.

Students placing too low for CLIP will be referred to a Pre-CLIP class to be held on campus.

Please call 718·281·5460 for further information and for registration.


Monday thru Friday, Jan. 30-June 5 (skip 2/12, 19; 3/30-4/6; 5/28) SESSIONS:

• Morning @ 8:45am-2:15pm    

• Afternoon @ 2:30-8pm

• Evening @ 5-10 pm (includes Friday)


• NYC residents: $180   

• Nonresidents: $450

• College Discovery: $45             

• Public Assistance: $45

Free ESL (All Levels): QCC Academic Literacy Program

Free ESL (All Levels): QCC Adult Literacy Program

Website: www.qcc.cuny.eduiFreeESL

Kitty Bateman, JD, MA; Professor. Department of English; Director QCC Adult Literacy Program

718-631-6363 • 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside

These free daytime, evening and weekend classes are designed to assist adult ESL learners improve their English language skills while learning about American government and culture. Enrollment limited.


Queensborough Bayside: 222-05 56 Avenue, Humanities Building, Room 339

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 10am

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