Professional English (ESL)

Midwestern Career College’s Professional English course is for students who possess basic workplace skills but require additional English language skills specific to the workplace. This course provides an overview of business topics discussed and vocabulary used in English-speaking companies and organizations. Students will encounter a wide range of workplace situations and have opportunities for discussion and for the development of vocabulary, fluency, and confidence-building. 

Program Mission

Provide non-native speakers of English with the English language, academic, and cultural skills that will enable them to further their education in U.S. colleges or universities and/or gain employment in their native countries.

Campus:Study format:Start date:Price:
Chicago Main CampusTBA4/19/2021$1,500/term
Program Length: 540 hours/36 credits/ 3 terms (11 weeks/term)

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The Midwestern Career College English as a Second Language Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2018 through August 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

This program is not accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.

Program Information

Professional English course is for students who possess basic workplace skills but require additional English language skills specific to the workplace. This course provides an overview of business topics discussed and vocabulary used in English-speaking companies and organizations. Students will encounter a wide range of workplace situations and have opportunities for discussion and for the development of vocabulary, fluency, and confidence-building. 

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program/course, students should be able to: 

  • Use key business English vocabulary, idioms, and phrasal verbs correctly.  
  • Use context and/or word parts (e.g., common prefixes) to define unfamiliar vocabulary in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written business passages. 
  • Identify main ideas and key supporting details in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written and spoken business passages. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) business articles and listening passages by correctly answering comprehension questions about them. 
  • Apply target principles and key functional language used in business meetings, negotiations, presentations, and/or consensus-building (reaching agreement).   
  • Apply target principles of English grammar and usage when conveying messages in English. 
  • Write clear, courteous, correctly formatted, and grammatically correct e-mail, minutes, guidelines, press releases, and/or reports.   
  • Identify cultural differences that commonly present challenges in cross-cultural business situations and offer solutions. 

Admissions Contact Info

Admissions

100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2
international@mccollege.edu

 

Business Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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