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Message from the Coordinator

Aiko Pletch, SUNY New Paltz ESL Academic Coordinator


Dear English Language Learners, 

On behalf of the staff and faculty here, I would like to welcome you to the Haggerty English Language Program. Established in 1979, our institution has a 20-year history of helping students improve their English skills, achieve their language goals, and guide them through American social and academic culture. We have welcomed students from over 70 countries as well as local residents and U.S. citizens from multilingual backgrounds.   

In addition, our professors of English as a new language are highly qualified, experienced, and helpful to all students. They are trained to meet the language needs of each student and will work with you to improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation in English.  

You will also be able to meet many students from all over the world. This will enhance your language learning by giving you plenty of opportunity to use your English outside of the classroom. You may also come away with new life-long friendships and life-changing experiences.  

You can do all this on the beautiful and safe SUNY New Paltz campus. Being a part of an American college provides you with a lot of extra opportunities for learning by joining student clubs, going to student concerts and plays, and attending free public lectures in the sciences and the arts.  

Apply now and come join our community. #YouAreWelcomeHere 

Sincerely yours, 

Aiko Pletch 
Academic Coordinator 
Haggerty English Language Program 
Center for International Programs 
SUNY New Paltz 



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