English as a Second Language | Midwestern Career College

English as a Second Language

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: Sept. 16, 2019
Duration: 11 Weeks/Term
Price: $1400/Term

Last day to enroll in classes: September 29, 2019


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: $1,400 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.

Skokie Auxiliary Campus Location

Student Services


ESL Student Calendar 2019

Fall 2019 Term

Registration & Payment Deadline 9/9/2019
Orientation 9/9 or 9/10/2019
Term Start Date 9/16/2019
Add/Drop/Schedule Changes 9/27/2019
Term End Date 12/1/2019

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