Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, offered within the Languages & ESL Department at County College of Morris! The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program is to give students whose native language is not English the academic English skills and cultural knowledge they need to complete a degree at a U.S. college or university. We hope these skills serve you at our college and other institutions in the future!


To achieve this, the ESL program at County College of Morris consists of Reading, Writing, and Conversation courses organized into three levels. Students are placed into the appropriate level according to a placement test they take after they are admitted to the College. The ESL program is not for beginners; students must have a basic understanding of English grammar and vocabulary. The ESL program is currently not a certificate or degree program.


Upon successful completion of the ESL program, students go into the appropriate course in the English Department to fulfill the Communications requirement of their major. Students are permitted to enroll in other courses in their major once they successfully complete Level II of the ESL program.


The ESL curriculum checksheet contains a detailed summary of the program and its requirements. Students may view the ESL curriculum checksheet by clicking on the link in the menu to the left and selecting the year and semester of admission to the program on the next page.


How to register for ESL class at CCM:

  1. Apply to CCM well before the beginning of the semester. You can apply and see when the next semester starts by clicking on the Apply and Academic Calendar links in the menu to the left.
  2. Don’t forget about applying for Financial Aid, too! The Financial Aid Office can help you through the process. For more information, please consult the link in the menu to the left. Most students need to apply by March 1st for the next academic year.
  3. Once you’re admitted to CCM, you need to take the LOEP (Levels of English Proficiency) test. You will receive instructions in the mail on how to make an appointment to take this test after you apply to the college.
  4. After you take the LOEP test, you must attend New Student Registration. This is a session where faculty and staff teach you about CCM and how to register for classes. You will receive instructions in the mail on how to sign up for New Student Registration. If you cannot attend, please schedule an appointment with an ESL faculty member. Our contact information is on the lower left side of the page.
  5. Attend class and learn English!


Important Terms:

  • Curriculum Checksheet = a summary of the course requirements of the ESL program
  • LOEP Test = placement test for students in the ESL program
  • County College of Morris also offers ESL classes in Morristown through its Division of Corporate and Community Programs. These classes are for beginners and include courses on pronunciation. For more information, please see the link in the menu to the left.