Educational Programs

FOCUS/Essex County College Extension Center

This transition program offers bilingual students with a High School Diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED) the opportunity to complete college credit preparatory courses prior to entering the main campus. By offering accessible and relevant courses, ECC Extension Center provides knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals. Assistance with Financial Aid Applications is provided.

Contact Ana Lissett Vera at 973-624-2528, ext. 119 or e-mail at: contact@focus411.org.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This program offers entry-level ESL instruction courses for non-English speakers to learn English as a Second Language, with three levels of instructions: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Courses are offered Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays to adults residing in Essex County and the West Hudson New Jersey area.

Contact Ana Lissett Vera at 973-624-2528, ext. 119 or e-mail at: contact@focus411.org

Integrated English Civics Education

This program allows immigrants and other limited English proficient speakers the opportunity to improve their English Literacy Skills while learning about United States History and government system. Contact Ana Lissett Vera at 973-624-2528, ext. 119 or e-mail at: contact@focus411.org.

Adult Basic Education – English as a Second Language (ESL)

Entry-level ESL instruction courses are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:20 pm to adults residing in Essex and West Hudson counties.