BCCAT was established in February 1993. The original school was located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and was formed to serve a segment of the population in need of developing skills for today’s increasingly technical world.
From this beginning it became clear that a large need within the student body was to develop their spoken and written English language skills. To meet this need BCCAT has changed its focus from technical training to become a successful English as a Second Language school.
BCCAT is committed to providing high-quality instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), allowing students to develop the cultural knowledge and linguistic achievement to thrive both academically and socially in the United States.
By fulfilling BCCAT’s Mission we will:
In order to achieve our mission we are dedicated to the following:
a. To provide an excellent working environment to attract and retain qualified ESL teaching professionals and use a wide variety of up-to-date teaching techniques, technology and assessments to match the different learning styles of our diverse student population.
b. To provide a clean, comfortable environment for learning and socializing, and offer counseling for the many concerns students may have, whether academic, personal or immigration related.
BCCAT is located at 60 Saddle River Avenue, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606. It is strategically placed for accessibility to major arteries including the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Routes 17, 21, 46 and 80. BCCAT is easily accessible by public transport including NJ Transit bus #160 Elmwood Park which stops directly outside of the school and runs between Elmwood and New York City. The Bergen County Line train stops just a few blocks away at the Garfield Station. The school is housed in a one story building custom fitted to meet the needs of the students and the institution. The school measures approximately 10,000 square feet with each classroom purpose built to comfortably accommodate the optimum number of students to ensure clear instruction. In addition to classrooms the school includes a resource room, a conference room, a multipurpose room, a student lounge and offices.