Vocational English as a Second Language

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: 10/2/2017
Duration: 11 Weeks/Term
Price: $990/Term

Learn English in Chicago

Midwestern Career College’s intensive Vocational English as a Second Language Program is designed to help non-native speakers become more proficient in English. Our program will help you fully immerse yourself in the study of English. You’ll expand your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, speaking, listening and comprehension skills for business environments as well as social and cultural settings.

Based on your language skill level, you’ll be placed in one of seven levels:

  • Beginner
  • High-Beginner
  • Low-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional English

Once you master one level in your study of English, you can move to the next one as you step up in your command of the English language.

Low Tuition

  • Tuition: $990 per 11-week term
  • Lab Fee: $90 per term
  • Books: FREE

Flexible Schedule

MCC offers flexible schedules. You attend classes two days per week. Morning, evening and weekend schedules are available.

Convenient Location in Downtown Chicago

Midwestern Career College is located at 100 South Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago, close to many forms of public transportation.

  • 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)
  • Numerous bus lines


Validated parking is available at 230 West Washington Avenue with student ID.

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.

Upon the successful completion of this program, the student will have basic skills and techniques to:

  • Understand basic grammar rules and demonstrate knowledge writing in speech
  • Effectively communicate adaptable and transferable job skills
  • Write self-descriptions and express present, past and future work experience
  • Talk to people in workplace situations
  • Properly use American idioms and slang
  • Standard pronunciation of American English
  • Proper use of workplace jargon
  • Research work opportunities
  • Talk about the workplace
  • Develop career goals (short and long term), career plan, calendar, timeline, career maps, and career ladders
  • Promote one’s own skills and professional assets
  • Demonstrate vocabulary that expresses job skills, culture, career goals, and self-description
  • Demonstrate appropriate basic, interpersonal, cultural, and workplace communication

Additional Info for VESL Students

Contact Us

For information on our Vocational English as a Second Language program, please contact (312) 236-9000.