English as a Second Language (ESL) Information & Advisement

Hudson Valley is one of only a few accredited schools of higher education to offer credit-bearing English composition classes to non-native speakers.

The college provides classes for those who need basic communication skills as well as for those who are interested in perfecting their English.

The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department faculty consists of experienced instructors with advanced degrees in teaching English as a Second Language. Many of these instructors also act as academic advisors.

Fall 2021 ESL Advisement

Advisement is available every Wednesday from 2 – 3 p.m. and by appointment. Appointments can be made for meeting in person or remotely via Zoom.

Please contact the advisor listed below for an appointment.

Advisor: Malu Benton
Email: esl@hvcc.edu 
Office: BRN 035
Phone: (518) 629- 7393

ESL Course Offerings

We strive to meet the needs of students and members of the community with a range of both credit and non-credit classes.

Credit Courses

Non-credit Courses
Contact the Office of Community and Professional Education for a current schedule of non-credit course offerings.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Tyler H. Kessel, Ph.D.
Brahan Hall, Room 035

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.