To succeed in any scientific career, it is critical that postdoctoral fellows be able to communicate effectively in English. The postdoctoral community at Einstein is a highly diverse and truly international group, with fellows representing more than 35 countries.
Because English is not the first language of many of our postdocs, the Belfer Institute sponsors instruction in English conversation/grammar and writing each year in the Fall Semester. The ten week ESL course is held at Albert Einstein one night a week; each session runs for two hours and is taught by a former ESL Instructor at Lehman College in the Bronx. ESL instruction for postdoctoral fellows is fully subsidized by the Belfer Institute.