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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

ESL Opportunities for Non-native Speakers

  • ESL Tutoring with the Literacy Volunteer Program: Students can contact Literacy Volunteers at the Potsdam Public Library to set up an interview and assessment. This program matches non-English speakers with ESL trained tutors for one-on-one tutoring. For more information, e-mail the Program Manager at or call (315) 265-0194.
  • Cross Register and take ESL classes at other schools: International students who want to take courses in ESL can cross-register through the Associated Colleges program. Students may take two courses per year at any of the other three universities in the area, while remaining registered at Potsdam and without needing to pay tuition to the other campus.

    For more information go to the SUNY Potsdam Office of Registrar in Raymond Hall or go online.
  • St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES: Students can attend free ESL classes twice a week in the Potsdam Community Center. To get the most updated information on classes, like the Potsdam ESL Facebook page.