American Stories: U.S. History & Government for English Language Learners
All courses are FREE and are held at Queens College.
New York City Public High School ESL students who meet the academic admissions requirements are eligible to participate.
Fall (October-January) and Spring (March-June) semesters
Saturday, 9am – 12:30pm
Earned Credit and Certificates
- Participants who achieve a 75%+ attendance and a grade of 75+ earn high school credit for the course from their high school.
- Participants with 70%+ attendance and a grade of 70+ earn an official Queens College Certificate of Participation.
- Participants with 95%+ attendance and a grade of 95+ earn an official Queens College Certificate of Special Achievement.
The course is designed to provide ESL and Bi-lingual students with supplemental preparation for the U.S. History & Government Regents exam as well as to help them acquire college level English skills. Participants not only strengthen their English language and literacy skills, they deepen their understanding the American history and government content they are learning in high school. The course can be taken for one or for two semesters; the semesters have different curricula.
Past students report that as a result of taking “American Stories” they passed the Regents exam and improved their grades in other high school classes.
- You must be recommended by the College Now liaison at your high school
- You are currently taking ESL U.S. History & Government in high school (or did last year)
- Your ESL level is intermediate
- You have an ESL English GPA of 70+