English Language Training | Midwestern Career College

Vocational English as a Second Language

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: 9/24/2018
Duration: 11 Weeks/Term
Price: $1200/Term

Contact Us

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

Learn English in Chicago

Program Structure

The program is designed for students whose knowledge of English allows them to score within a range of A1 to C2 on the Michigan English Placement Test.


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

  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Low Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • High intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional English
  • Integrated Communication Skills in English
  • Presentation Skills for English Language Learners
  • English Skills for Success

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.


  • Tuition:$1200 per 11-week term
  • Lab Fee:$90 per term
  • Books:FREE
  • This program does not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.

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


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

Student Services


Click here to access the Student Calendar.

Fall Term

Registration & Payment Deadline 9/17/2018
Orientation 09/17/2018, 09/18/2018
Term Start Date 9/24/2018
Library Day (Field Trip) 10/10/2018
Immigration Workshop 10/24/2018
Midterm Exam Week 10/29/2018 – 11/04/2018
Festival of Cultures 11/17/2018
Final Exam Week 12/03/2018 – 12/09/2018
Term End Date 12/9/2018

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.

Students applying for Vocational English as a Second Language program must provide proof that they possess basic workplace skills such as higher education credentials, industry recognized certification(s), or 3rd party work experience verification.