Vocational English as a Second Language | Program

Vocational English as a Second Language


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Midwestern Career College’s Vocational English as a Second Language program is for students who have necessary workplace skills and experience but require additional English language skills, including those specific to the workplace. Students will develop communication-related workplace skills by reading and discussing a wide array of workplace situations. The program helps students gain the vocabulary, fluency, and confidence necessary to work with English speakers and pursue professional goals.

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.

Students applying for Vocational English as a Second Language program must provide proof that they possess basic workplace skills such as higher education credentials, industry recognized certification(s), or 3rd party work experience verification.

Campus:Study format:Start date:Price:
Chicago MainHybridNA$1,500/term
Program Length: 11 weeks/term


This program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).


Program Objectives

Each student will leave class not only with communicative skills for the workplace but with materials they can use immediately as they begin or advance their careers. Students will also practice job search skills and produce documents (resumes and cover letters) ready for immediate use.
• Demonstrate improved reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to better communicate in the workplace.
• Participate in appropriate interpersonal, cross-cultural, and workplace communication.
• Apply critical thinking skills to workplace situations.
• Effectively complete a variety of business-related written tasks, including emails, memos, agendas, minutes, summaries and proposals.
• Promote one’s own skills and professional assets in written documents and oral interviews.

Admissions Contact Info


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

312-236-9000 ext. 2


Business Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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