Presentation Skills for English Language Learners | Midwestern Career College

Presentation Skills for English Language Learners

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!

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

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 

Presentation Skills for English Language Learners helps students develop the skills and confidence to communicate their ideas in English. Students will learn how to prepare and deliver engaging public speeches in front of an audience. All phases of the public speaking process will be addressed. Students will learn how to choose topics, organize their ideas, and deliver compelling speeches in English. 

Program Objectives 

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

  • Analyze audiences and tailor presentations to their interests and needs. 
  • Create clear purpose and central idea statements.  
  • Develop central ideas with different types of supporting details (e.g. statistics, reasons, examples, analogies, and testimonies). 
  • Write logically organized presentation outlines that include all presentation parts. 
  • Use attention-getting devices in introductions and summaries of main points in conclusions.  
  • Apply guidelines to find trustworthy information sources and document them correctly.  
  • Apply target organizational patterns to organize presentations logically.  
  • Use nonverbal communication (e.g. eye contact, posture, gesture, expressiveness of voice) to support verbal messages. 
  • Create visual aids that support verbal messages, and document visual aids correctly. 
  • Use feedback to find and correct grammar, pronunciation, intonation, and wording errors in English. 
  • Demonstrate ability to fulfill a role or roles in group discussions and presentations. 
  • Create and deliver speeches that inform and speeches that persuade. 
  • Take notes and use them to answer comprehension 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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