Professional English (ESL) | Midwestern Career College

Professional English (ESL)

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

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


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,

This program is not accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.

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

Professional English course is for students who possess basic workplace skills but require additional English language skills specific to the workplace. This course provides an overview of business topics discussed and vocabulary used in English-speaking companies and organizations. Students will encounter a wide range of workplace situations and have opportunities for discussion and for the development of vocabulary, fluency, and confidence-building. 

Program Objectives

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

  • Use key business English vocabulary, idioms, and phrasal verbs correctly.  
  • Use context and/or word parts (e.g., common prefixes) to define unfamiliar vocabulary in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written business passages. 
  • Identify main ideas and key supporting details in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written and spoken business passages. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) business articles and listening passages by correctly answering comprehension questions about them. 
  • Apply target principles and key functional language used in business meetings, negotiations, presentations, and/or consensus-building (reaching agreement).   
  • Apply target principles of English grammar and usage when conveying messages in English. 
  • Write clear, courteous, correctly formatted, and grammatically correct e-mail, minutes, guidelines, press releases, and/or reports.   
  • Identify cultural differences that commonly present challenges in cross-cultural business situations and offer solutions. 


  • 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

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

Convenient Locations in Downtown Chicago, Skokie and Naperville

Chicago (Main Campus)

100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
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

For parking instructions for our Downtown locations click here.

Skokie (Campus Extension) 

5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077 

Skokie campus extension offers free parking 

Naperville (Campus Extension) 

200 East 5th Avenue Suite 128
Naperville, IL 60563 

Naperville campus extension offers free parking 

ESL Student Handbook

ESL Student Handbook 2020

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