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Bloomfield College

American Language Center (ALC) [Bloomfield, New Jersey]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Students who successfully complete Level 6 may meet the English requirement to study in most programs at Bloomfield College
  • Participate in The English Conversation Partners program to speak English in a natural setting and make American friends
  • Enjoy living in Bloomfield, a quiet, close-knit community located 20 minutes from the heart of New York City
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Founded in 2005, the American Language Center (ALC) at Bloomfield College prepares non-native English speakers with the skills essential to communicate in English and prepare them for academic success at an American college or university. Learning from experienced teachers with advanced degrees, students study from a rigorous curriculum designed to focus on the four key areas of English language study: grammar and structure; listening and speaking; reading and writing; and American English pronunciation. Students study four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for four hours a day and have the option to attend classes either in the morning or during the afternoons. Student classwork is complemented outside of the classroom with free one-on-one tutoring, a state-of-the-art language lab and a conversation partner program. To further add to students’ academic and cultural experience, the ALC organizes a wide range of off-campus activities for students to practice their newly-acquired English skills in a natural setting while experiencing American culture first-hand. Students also take advantage of the activities and events available on the Bloomfield College campus by watching theatre ensemble performances, seeing student exhibits at the on-campus art gallery, and listening to student-produced poetry readings.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private University
      Establishment : 2005
      Membership/Accreditation : Middle States
      Enrollment : 50
      Average Class Size : 6
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Available Weekly
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from The American Language Center (ALC) at Bloomfield College. Enroll in our English language program and take your first step to reaching your goal to become a confident speaker of English. Our experienced instructors ensure that you reach your maximum potential and learn English quickly. You can also experience all the on-campus activities offered at Bloomfield College such as athletic events and theater performances. The excitement of New York City’s cultural and entertainment venues is just 20 minutes away. Apply to ALC and experience high quality instructors, small classes and a great small college environment close to New York City!
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • American Language Center
      Bloomfield College

      467 Franklin Street
      Bloomfield, New Jersey  07003  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (973) 748-9000 Ext.1117
      FAX: +1 (973) 743-3795
      E-mail: lisa_richlan@bloomfield.edu
      Website: https://bloomfield.edu/itps/american-language-center
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The ALC at Bloomfield College has hosted thousands of students from around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to the school from Asia, including Korea (45%), Japan (16%), and Taiwan (4%). Students are also from countries in Latin America (25%), the Middle East (10%) and others.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • ALC instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. All instructors hold advanced degrees and are experienced teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of ALC instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to help students adjust to the U.S. higher education system and American culture.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories, off-campus residences, or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The 11-acre tree-lined Bloomfield College campus is located in the charming suburban residential community of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Situated 20 minutes from New York City, Bloomfield is home to a close-knit community of 48,000 residents; its close proximity to the largest city in the nation encourages a diverse resident and commuter population to live in Bloomfield. The Jersey shore’s pristine beaches are an easy 1-hour drive from downtown Bloomfield while during the winter, first-rate ski areas are equally as accessible for Bloomfield residents. If it is a more urban environment you seek, New York City is a quick bus, train, or cab ride away. New Jersey’s public transportation system offers students easy access to the heart of New York City. Manhattan is home to nearly 8.2 million people, as well as to an unsurpassed collection of world-class museums, art galleries, performance centers and world-famous media outlets. Often called “The City that Never Sleeps,” Manhattan lives up to its famous reputation for its active, fast-paced urban environment. Known as the American ideal of a “melting pot,” New York City is home to a greater diversity of immigrant groups than any other American city, giving New York a true international flavor. The Metro - the city's convenient public transportation system – allows visitors to easily explore Manhattan's eclectic neighborhoods, whether to experience Chinatown's bustling streets, soak in the energy of Times Square, stroll through majestic Central Park or sample some of the latest restaurants in the Lower East Side. There are plenty of exciting places to explore in the surrounding boroughs, as well. Historic Yankee Stadium and the famous Bronx Zoo are popular destinations. Regarded as the capital city of the world, New York City provides endless opportunities to tap into its energy, enjoy its diversity and to experience a city unlike any other.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1868, Bloomfield College (BC) is an independent, four-year liberal arts institution that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Home to more than 2,200 students from around the world, the college operates with a mission in-mind to prepare students to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society. BC students study from a challenging curriculum that focuses on the liberal arts and sciences, as well as the creative arts and technology. Professional studies are also available to encourage students to study such subjects as business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice, education, nursing and the sciences. The college is passionate in believing student learning and personal development are the primary goals of an undergraduate education. BC seeks to create a seamless learning environment in which activities outside the classroom are integrated with the instruction taking place in the classroom. As a result, the college offers more than 30 organizations in order to allow students to sing in the gospel choir, volunteer in the surrounding community with the Circle K club, appreciate different cultures and ethnicities in the various multicultural organizations, contribute to the college yearbook, “In Print,” or write for the honors literary magazine, “Common Ground.” BC students are avid fans of the college’s sports team, The BC Deacons, and are sure to be on-hand to cheer on the teams as they play baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball and run cross-country at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II level.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • No conditional admission to the university is available.
  • Courses
    • American Language Program

    • About This Course
    • The American Language Program is offered in 8-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 18 hours of classroom instruction per week. The program is offered at 6 levels of instruction. Upon their arrival at the ALC, students are required to take a series of placement tests to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. Once students are placed in ability levels following their tests, the ALC further evaluates each student to ensure they are correctly placed in the appropriate level.

      At all levels of instruction, the program’s curriculum focuses on the four key areas of English language study: Grammar and Structure; Listening and Speaking; Reading and Writing; and American English Pronunciation. For those students who successfully complete Level 6, they may meet the English requirement to study in most programs at Bloomfield College by passing the English proficiency exam. Students’ classroom work is complemented outside of the classroom by free one-on-one tutoring sessions, a state-of-the-art language laboratory and The English Conversation Partner program. The aim of the conversation program is to provide a natural setting for students to practice their spoken English and have the opportunity to interact with other Bloomfield College students.

      To further complement students’ studies, the ALC organizes a wide range of off-campus activities for students to practice their newly-acquired English skills in a natural setting while experiencing American culture first-hand. Past popular activities included seeing Broadway musicals and plays, attending Yankees baseball games and weekend trips to Boston and Washington, D.C. Students also take advantage of the activities and events available on the Bloomfield College campus by watching theatre ensemble performances, seeing student exhibits at the on-campus art gallery, and listening to student-produced poetry readings.

      Classroom sizes are limited to no more than 8 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 8 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 7, 8,14,16Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Off-Campus Residence
      Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2021
      7 WEEKS:
      5/10 - 6/247/6 - 8/19

    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 150
      TUITION FEE (2021-2022)
      7 WEEKS US$ 1,548
      8 WEEKS US$ 1,758
      14 WEEKS US$ 3,096
      16 WEEKS US$ 3,516
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 100
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      8 WEEKS US$ 500 - 600 per month US$ 2,040 US$ 2,040
      16 WEEKS US$ 500 - 600 per month US$ 4,080 US$ 4,080
      24 WEEKS US$ 500 - 600 per month US$ 6,120 US$ 6,120
      32 WEEKS US$ 500 - 600 per month US$ 8,160 US$ 8,160
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees do not include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Bloomfield, New Jersey
    • Location
      American Language Center
      Bloomfield College

      467 Franklin Street Bloomfield, New Jersey  07003  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From John F. Kennedy International Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their transportation from the airport to campus.

      From Newark International Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their transportation from the airport to campus.

      From LaGuardia Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their transportation from the airport to campus.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.1
      School Environment: 3.6
      Helpfulness of Staff: 3.6
      Activities and Social Life: 2.9
      Accommodation: 4.4

      3.7

    • There are 7 reviews for this school

    • Gromier Romaim
      [ Gien, France, Age 26, Male ]
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      It's a nice school with very good teachers.
      There are only 7-10 students in my class so it's very good.
      There are different class levels so it's a good program
      to improve your English.
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      Gromier Romaim
      [ Gien, France, Age 26, Male ]
      5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Nice School with Good Teachers!
      Bloomfield College is a nice school with very good teachers! There are only 7-10 students per class which is very good. The different class levels are also quite helpful in order to improve each student's English. Thank you, Bloomfield!
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 


      吳卓蓉
      [ 基隆, 台灣, Age 30, Female ]

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      元留学生
      [ 青森, 日本, Age 35, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      おおむね満足
      受身の姿勢で行けば自然と英語ができるようになるという人は向かないと思います。自分から積極的に学ぶ姿勢とやる気がある人にはお勧めです。学期によって1クラスあたりの構成人数が大きく変わります。日本人は少ないですが、全体人数によって割合が変わりますので、何とも言えません。ただ、全体数が少ないので小規模の学校をお探しの方にはお勧めです。スタッフ、講師ともに非常にフレンドリーで留学生活の心細い時に大変助けられました。韓国系とヒスパニックの学生の割合が比較的高い印象です。


      元留学生
      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 42, Female ]
      6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      小規模だが、その分アットホームでハートフルな学校
      ニューヨークの近くで学校を探していたのでブルームフィールドに決めました。NYCからバスで30~40分のベッドタウンに位置するため緑が多く毎日を過ごすのにとても良い環境です。学校は大学付属ですが小規模でアットホーム。講師、スタッフともに親切で授業へも楽しみながら通えました。特にクラスの規模が大きくないので毎日の授業はほとんど講師と会話をしながら進んで行きます。話すチャンスが大変多かったです。年齢的にスパルタ式など詰込方式に耐えられる自信が無かったので月~木と周4日制の学校は自分にとても合いました。また、滞在先にドミトリーかアパートメントorコンドを希望していたのですが、最終的にスタッフが一押しのホームステイ…となりました。最初は少し不安でしたがホストファミリーが素晴らしく、生活は快適で楽しく、毎日話しかけてくれていたのでスタッフのアドバイスを聞いて大正解でした。素晴らしい学校に巡り会えてラッキーでした。


      大城和宏
      [ 沖縄県, JAPAN, Age 61, Male ]
      9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      新しい人生のスタートに
      3月の定年退職後、すぐに語学留学の検索を行い、米国東部のニュージャージー州のブルームフィールドカレッジのESLに申し込みました。定年退職後を英語のある生活ができればと思っていましたから。この年齢で受け入れてもらえるかと思っていましたが、こちらのメールの問い合わせに大学のESLのスタッフが丁寧に対応してくれました。クラスは2クラスで中級クラスということでした。クラスメートは皆スピーチもリスニングも立派で、一人私が浮いた状況でしたが、担任の配慮ある丁寧な指導にいつも感謝していました。授業内容も良く、授業に工夫もあり、ディスカッションやディベートでクラス仲間と楽しく授業に参加できました。ESLの体験学習を私の英語元年として今後の生活を楽しみたいと思っています。大学はプライベートレッスンを私に提供してくれました。それで自信を得ることができました。また、なんでも相談できる大学の雰囲気に感謝しています。


      Daysi Elizabeth Pacheco
      [ San Salvador, El Salvador, Age 47, Female ]
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