6-Week Intensive English Program in the USA


21 Hours of Instruction a week
Immersive Learning Environment
On-campus living in newly-renovated residence halls and Apartments
courses meet Monday - Thursday
Four levels of courses in Speaking, Writing, and Reading
Small class sizes
One-on-one tutoring available
Conversation Groups and Language Lab
Weekend Trips to major cities in the northeastern u.s.

Summer ESL - Your First Step to Success!

Join us this summer for Northampton Community College's Summer ESL Institute where you can improve your English, increase test scores, travel, make new friends, and have the summer experience of a lifetime in the USA!

Classes are held four days a week, with cultural trips available on the weekend, including excursions in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., and historical sites and cities in the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Experience language immersion in intensive English classes designed to help students master both academic English and day-to-day conversational language. Study, live, and travel with a community of international students from all over the world. Take advantage of our ESL Lab for practice with language-learning software, meet with our tutors for one-on-one practice, and join conversation groups to improve both fluency and confidence with your English.

Why NCC?

Northampton Community College (NCC) offers an ever-growing 6-week summer program to international students interested in intensive English as a Second Language instruction. Each year, students from around the world come to NCC to study English in an immersive environment, where they develop both their language skills and their personal identities. Our ESL Summer Institute provides students with world-class English instruction, an abundance of educational resources to help students achieve their goals, and the opportunity for a truly memorable American experience through travel and cultural activities.

Northampton Community College offers a vibrant experience for international students. You will fit right into our global community and quickly find yourself at home among our diverse and active student body. NCC is a fully-accredited two-year college and offers nearly 100 programs leading to associate degrees, certificates and diplomas.

Located within 90 minutes’ drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, Northampton Community College provides you with an excellent education close to some of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States!

Live on Campus

Completed in 2015, our modern residence halls and student apartments will be your home away from home. Your room is only a 5-minute walk from your classes, our fitness center, library, dining hall, and other campus amenities and activities.

an international Community

Become a part of the Northampton family and the international community of students who have studied here. Students from over 70 countries and counting have chosen Northampton, so you're in good company!

Small Class Sizes

With an average of 12 - 15 students per class, our classes provide you with an interactive environment with the individual educational attention you deserve.

Study in the morning and afternoon, then participate in cultural activities, events, and mixers during your evenings.

Personalized Instruction

Upon arrival, you will take an English Placement Test to assess your abilities in Listening, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar. Your ESL advisor will work with you to place you in the appropriate classes for your proficiency in each skill area. Through intensive, immersive English study, you will rapidly increase your proficiency and confidence with the English language.

Your first step to success

You can choose to study for the summer only, or you can choose to stay for the academic year. NCC's ESL program offers full-semester courses year-round, with the opportunity to continue your studies in one of over 100 degree, diploma, or certificate programs. NCC offers you the flexibility to pursue a 2-year degree or to transfer to a 4-year university. Whatever your goal is for studying at Northampton, we are with you every step of the way to achieve it!

Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees start at $3000

Additional costs are optional: housing, cultural trips, and on-campus meals

Example Schedule

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