English Skills for Success | Midwestern Career College

English Skills for Success

Study format: TBA
Start date: January 11, 2021
Duration: 11 weeks
Price: $1,500

2021 English Language Training Student Calendar

Winter 2021 Enrollment is now open!

Contact Us

For information, please contact (312) 236-9000 EXT. 2 or international@mccollege.edu.

Registration & Payment Deadline01/04/2021
Term Start Date01/11/2021
Add/Drop/Schedule Changes01/25/2021
Term End Date03/29/2021


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

Program Information 

English Skills for Success course aims to develop the learner’s ability to seek out and work for English-speaking companies and organizations. The course teaches the skills necessary to prepare students to make a career decision, prepare for a future job search, or change careers. Students will learn how to create career paths that require them to research possible job options and potential employers. Special emphasis is placed on the job interview process. 

Program Objectives 

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

  • Use key vocabulary correctly. 
  • Identify Super’s five life stages and give an example of each. 
  • Use the RIASEC Code to describe their personality type and that of other people. 
  • Read case studies and career texts and show understanding by answering comprehension and critical thinking questions and writing journal entries. 
  • Identify the five levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. 
  • Explain how differences in culture and/or age (generations) can cause workplace conflict. 
  • Describe benefits of networking and explain how to use social networks to create relationships.  
  • Apply target principles of English grammar and usage to convey clear messages in English. 
  • List characteristics of their personal brand and write an elevator pitch aligned to that brand. 
  • Write a targeted, grammatically correct, and courteous cover letter, résumé, request for a reference, and thank-you letter to a potential employer.  
  • Use generally accepted interview principles to provide effective answers to interview questions. 


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

Flexible Schedules 

Midwestern Career College offers flexible schedules. 2-day a week and weekend classes are available. Students must attend classes 18 hours per week. 

Convenient Locations in Downtown Chicago, Skokie and Naperville

Chicago (Main Campus) 

100 South Wacker Dr., LL1-50
Chicago IL, 60606 

  • 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)

Chicago LaSalle (Branch Campus)

203 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601


Discounted parking close to Chicago Main campus and Chicago LaSalle Branch is available at 230 West Washington Avenue with student ID. 

For parking instructions for our Downtown locations click here.

Skokie (Campus Extension)

Skokie campus extension offers free parking.

Naperville (Campus Extension) 

200 East 5th Avenue Suite 128
Naperville, IL 60563 

Naperville campus extension offers free parking 

Student Services

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