English Language Training

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: 1/22/2018
Duration: 11 Weeks/Term
Price: $1100/Term

Contact Us

For information, please contact (312) 236-9000 x1041.

Learn English in Chicago

Mission and Goals

Our mission is to 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 Structure

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

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Low Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • High intermediate
  • Advanced

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.

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to:

  • Apply major rules of grammar and usage in speech and in writing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of U.S. interpersonal and cultural norms.
  • Write clear, focused, logically organized academic essays and workplace emails.
  • Use reading strategies to understand text, and critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate arguments.
  • Take notes on lectures in English and answer various types of questions often asked on quizzes and tests in the U.S.
  • Give clear, focused digital presentations and collaborate with peers to complete projects.

ESL Student Handbook

The ESL Student Handbook can be found here.

Tuition

  • Tuition: $1100 per 11-week term
  • Lab Fee: $90 per term
  • Books: FREE

Flexible Schedule

MCC offers flexible schedules. Morning, evening and weekend schedules are available. Students must attend 18 hours per week.

Convenient Location in Downtown Chicago


Midwestern Career College main campus is located at 20 North Wacker, with an additional location at 100 South Wacker Drive, both 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

Parking

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

Courses

Beginner

This set of courses helps students build basic English skills. Students will study basic rules of English grammar, speak to each other in English, and write simple sentences in English about familiar things. Students will also use strategies to read short informational articles in English, answer questions about the readings, and learn new words. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and information about U.S. life and customs.

High Beginner

This set of courses helps students build English skills at the high-beginner level. Students will form simple English sentences, have short conversations, and write short paragraphs in the present, past, and future about familiar things. Students will also read short informational articles, answer questions about the readings, and learn new words. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and information about U.S. life and customs.

Low Intermediate

This set of courses helps students develop low-intermediate English skills. Students will form different kinds of longer English sentences in the present, past, and future; have short conversations; make short group presentations; and write longer paragraphs in English about familiar things. Students will also read and analyze short informational articles in English, answer questions about the readings, and increase their English vocabulary. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and information about U.S. life and customs.

Intermediate

This set of courses helps students build intermediate English skills. Students will form different kinds of longer English sentences in the present, past, and future and will build fluency by discussing familiar topics, taking notes on short lectures, making individual presentations, and writing short essays about familiar things in English. Students will also read and analyze informational articles in English, answer critical-thinking questions, and expand their English academic vocabulary. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and discussions about U.S. life and culture.

High Intermediate

This set of courses helps students build high-intermediate English skills. Students will practice advanced verb forms and uses; speak and write using sophisticated sentence patterns; and write essays, including arguments. Students will also build academic skills by completing group projects, taking lecture notes, using digital tools to make presentations, reading longer nonfiction texts in English, and answering the kinds of questions often asked on English proficiency exams. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and discussions about U.S. history, life, and culture.

Advanced

This set of courses help students work toward becoming fully proficient in English. Students will speak and write using sophisticated sentence patterns and will complete different types of academic and workplace writing. Academic skills include use of digital media to make presentations; expansion of academic vocabulary; development of critical-thinking skills; and practice answering the kinds of questions often asked on English proficiency exams. The courses include visits to interesting places in Chicago and discussions about U.S. history, life, and culture.

Student Services

VESL Students

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.

 

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