English as a Second Language | Midwestern Career College

English as a Second Language

Study format: TBA
Start date: September 14, 2020
Duration: 11 Weeks/Term
Price: $1,500/Term

Fall 2020 Enrollment is now open


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.

Contact Us

For information, please contact (312) 236-9000 EXT. 2

ESL 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.

Program Information

MCC’s English as a Second Language program is designed for students who want to become proficient in the English language to pursue higher education in a U.S. college or university or to further themselves professionally in their home country. Students will build academic skills and knowledge of U.S. culture as they develop their knowledge of English. By focusing on the four primary skill sets — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and grammar — students will gain the vocabulary, fluency, and confidence necessary to succeed in academic settings in the U.S. or to work with English-speaking clients in their home countries.

The program is designed for students whose knowledge of English allows them to score within a range of A1 to C2 on the Michigan English Placement Test.

Based on your language skill level, you’ll be placed in one of six levels:

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Low Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • High intermediate
  • Advanced

Program Objectives

• Apply major rules of grammar and usage in speech and writing.
• Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. interpersonal and cultural norms.
• Write clear, focused, logically organized academic essays and workplace emails.
• Use reading strategies to understand the text, and critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate arguments.
• Take notes on lectures in English and answer various types of questions often asked on quizzes and tests in the U.S.
• Give clear, focused digital presentations and collaborate with peers to complete projects.


  • Tuition: $1,500 per 11-week term
  • Lab Fee: $90 per term
  • Books: FREE
  • This program does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.

Flexible Schedule

MCC offers flexible schedules. Students must attend 18 hours per week.

Convenient Location in Downtown Chicago

  • CTA Trains: Washington/Wells stop on the CTA Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink and Orange lines
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra)
  • Union Station (Metra and Amtrak)


Validated parking is available at 230 West Washington Avenue with student ID.

Chicago LaSalle Branch Campus

203 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel: (312) 236-9000
Fax: (312) 277-1007
Email: admissions@mccollege.edu

For parking instructions for our Chicago LaSalle Branch Campus click here

ESL Student Handbook

ESL Student Handbook 2020

Student Services


ESL Student Calendar 2020

Fall 2020 Term

Registration & Payment Deadline 09/08/2020
Orientation 09/08/2020 or 09/09/2020
Term Start Date 09/14/2020
Add/Drop/Schedule Changes 09/25/2020
Term End Date 11/29/2020

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