College English for Bilingual Students

Pace University has a large number of international and multilingual students at varying levels of English language ability. To address the specific strengths and needs of this population, Pace University’s English Department offers a sequence of courses for multilingual students and students for whom English is a second language. These courses, taught by highly trained professors who specialize in teaching academic English for multilingual learners, allow second-language students the opportunity to succeed in English courses while still developing their English language skills.

Although several universities offer academic English courses for newly arrived international students, Pace is unique in that we also offer special sections for multilingual students at higher levels, for all required English core courses. Students who take these sections – labeled ‘A’ sections – will find themselves in small classes, where they will receive individualized attention from their professors, and where their linguistic backgrounds are considered an asset for the class.

For more information, contact Kristen di Gennaro, ESL Director, at