English Developmental Course Offerings & Descriptions
English Developmental Courses
The developmental courses cover such areas as reading, study skills, and composition. They are designed primarily for students who must raise their level of competence to the standard required for admission to courses of college level. They are also open to all students who wish to improve their reading comprehension, their study skills, and their ability to write clearly.
As a result of standard placement tests, one or more of these courses may be required before a student takes the regular college credit courses (See the section on “Testing and Placement” on page 34 of the college catalog).
• BE-111, BE-112 / BE-121, BE-122
• BE-201, BE-203 and BE-205 / BE-225, BE-226 (for ESL – English as a Second Language – students). ESL students with very limited skills in reading, writing, and speaking English should enroll in the CUNY Language Immersion Program. For information, call 718-281-5460.
For more information about the developmental courses contact the Department directly.
Developmental reading and writingBE-122 College Reading and Study Skills Improvement
English as a second language (ESL)
Note: Students who receive a reading placement “Language Immersion” have placed too low to take the remedial reading and writing courses offered by the English Department. They should enroll in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP). For information call 718-281-5460.
BE-201 Beginning Composition for ESL Students
BE-225 is followed by BE-226, except upon Departmental waiver.