A CLIP class is a laboratory of student-centered learning guided by an ESL professional with expertise in content-based English language instruction. Students develop their language skills through specially designed courses that introduce topics in history, literature, science and the arts.
They read level-appropriate fiction and non-fiction, and draft and revise essays in response to their reading. Students conduct internet and library research and make oral presentations. CLIP students also visit museums and civic institutions that are relevant to their coursework.
Through the exploration of college-like content, students develop their general knowledge base while they improve their reading, writing, oral communication and research skills – the academic literacy necessary for success in college.
Havemeyer Lab [HL], Room 202
Each CLIP site has a dedicated computer lab that students use to write, revise and edit their essays. You will learn how to search the web for information relevant to your reading, writing and research projects. You will also learn programs such as PowerPoint to synthesize and present your findings.
College Services and Resources
Navigating a college campus can be especially difficult for ESL students. CLIP links students to college services such as academic and career counseling and financial aid. CLIP students attend campus events, meet with professors and sit in on classes in their prospective majors. They also make use of campus resources, such as the Writing Center and the library.