Iona College - ESL Program

Thank you for visiting the Iona College ESL Program Web pages. Whether you are considering choosing Iona College or have already chosen Iona College to meet your English for academic purposes needs, we are here to assist you in every manner possible. Please have a look through our Iona College ESL Program Web pages to learn more about the programs and services that we offer. If you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to providing you the highest quality ESL for academic purposes in a safe and quiet environment, yet only a 25-minute train ride to Grand Central Station in New York City – one of the most exciting and vibrant city in the world! Get started today on your way to communicating with the world in the global language of English! Contact one of the following dedicated Iona College professionals to assist you and answer any questions you may have about studying in our Intensive English Academic Program.
Iona College-English as Second Language Program uses available assets and its passion for global education to educate and prepare learners with the language, college, social, and life skill sets to be successful in America’s higher-education system and become contributing members in the global work force and community.
Iona College-ESL Program provides learners an English-only, learner-centered, interactive and engaging environment in which to participate in an intensive academic English program. The IC-ESL Program’s curriculum maximizes learners’ exposure to the English language focusing on the four primary skill sets of speaking, listening, reading, and writing while maintaining the highest levels of academic rigor. The curriculum integrates American culture and skill sets necessary to be successful on the TOEFL assessment at all levels and in all courses.

Mission Statement

Within the spirit of the goals and aspirations outlined in the overall Mission Statement of Iona College, the mission of the ESL Program is to provide program participants access to the highest quality English as a Second Language (ESL) education possible. The Iona College ESL Program offers participants not only the environment and opportunity to become fluent in the global language of English but also knowledgeable in the available global opportunities and benefits that the English language offers.

About Us

The Iona College ESL Program staff and instructors are a group of highly dedicated, motivated, qualified, and experienced professionals who are committed to assisting international learners the opportunity to acquire the global language of English leading to the opening of a world of opportunities. All Iona College ESL Program staff and instructors participate in professional development seminars and training to stay on top of the latest and most innovative instructional materials and methods so that ESL Program participants can maximize their learning experience while at Iona College and in the U.S.A.
Click on a staff or faculty profile picture to learn more about each person’s background and dedication to the education of the international student. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have concerning our ESL program here at Iona College. We look forward to meeting your language and educational needs.  
Joseph W. Polchinski M.A. M.Ed
Interim ESL Program Director
Interim Coordinator for International Student Engagement
(914) 633-2132