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English as a Second Language
Center for Continuing Studies
University of Connecticut
Stamford Campus, Room 1.01A
One University Place
(corner of Washington Blvd. & Broad St.)
Stamford, CT 06901
Tel.: 203-251-8511
Fax.: 203-251-8554
  University of Connecticut
Center for Continuing Studies
One Bishop Circle, Unit 4056
Storrs, CT 06269-4056
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The American Language Program in the Center for Continuing Studies at the University of Connecticut in Stamford currently serves men and women from more than fifty countries around the world. There are two components: the Main Program and the English as a Second Language for Specific Purposes Program (ESP).

The Main Program:

  • encourages students to develop proficiency in English for social, professional and academic purposes;
  • is designed for adults of all ages;
  • the ALP offers a wide range of non-credit ESL classes from beginning to advanced levels;
  • qualified and experienced instructors teach students to communicate accurately and effectively through a variety of teaching methods and carefully chosen materials;
  • courses enable students to develop and enhance their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as to prepare for the TOEFL examination;
  • morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday classes may be taken individually or in combination to provide a course of study tailored to meet the needs of each student;
  • students may register for as few as four to as many as twenty-six hours per week;
  • American Language Program students have access to all university facilities including a well-equipped fitness center, computer rooms and an excellent library;
  • students may park in designated areas of the UConn parking lot;
  • upon successful completion of each course, a Certificate is awarded to everyone who meets the criteria of the American Language Program.

ESL for Specific Purposes (ESP) - A Program Designed for the Business Community

The primary goal of the English as a Second Language for Specific Purposes (ESP) Program is to help employees develop their functional skills and increase their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities in a specific work environment. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Connecticut.

ESP provides customized, cost-effective training for employees on-site at their company. Courses are designed for a variety of professions and tailored to meet the needs of a specific company or organization.

If existing programs are not suitable for your particular business, UConn's Center for Continuing Studies will develop a program customized to meet your specific needs. For more information, please call the American Language Program office at 203-251-8511.

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