Welcome to the Kean University ESL Program

Situated in the Department of English, the ESL (English as a Second Language) Program at Kean University serves non-native speakers of English who are admitted to the university but need additional development in English in order to successfully complete a baccalaureate degree.

Important Programs for Newcomers


  • New ESL Program Helps Non-Native English Speakers at Kean
    "Founded last October, Partners in English (P.I.E) is a program that will help shed some light for many ESL students." Read more on The Tower

Rosmery PenaRosmery Peña, who is from the Dominican Republic, has been nominated for Who's Who Among American Colleges and University 2008. In addition, she is a member of the Lambda Alpha Sigma Honor Society and Epsilon Epsilon Omega Honor Society, and has received scholarships from the Cardinal Health Foundation, the New Jersey Association of Public Accountants, and EEO, the last one covering her fees for taking the Kaplan GMAT review course.

Francisco GuerreroFrancisco Guerrero just graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish with Teacher Certification (K-12). He's a member of several honor societies—Lambda Alpha Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, and Sigma Delta Phi—and served in the last one as Vice-President. Although he graduated, he's not leaving Kean yet. In the fall semester, he will continue studying, working on a Master's degree.

Karla DavilaKarla Davila, who is from Ecuador, won a a $1500 higher education scholarship from NJTESOL/NJBE on May 20, 2008.