Workplace Writing English for English Language Learners | Midwestern Career College

Workplace Writing English for English Language Learners

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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

Workplace Writing for English Language Learners helps non-native speakers develop writing skills in English as they learn basic forms and functions of business writing. Students will learn how to analyze audience and purpose; organize routine, good-news, and bad-news messages; and edit for style as well as grammar, mechanics, and usage. Types of business writing include emails, blogs, letters, summaries, and reports. An emphasis of the course is writing as a recursive process that involves editing and revision, and the role of peer feedback in that process.  

Program Objectives 

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

  • Write clear, complete, and polite three-paragraph business e-mails and memos that are correctly formatted and include all genre parts (e.g., To, From, Date, Subject lines, salutation, and complimentary close). 
  • Write clear, complete, and polite three-paragraph business letters that are correctly formatted and include all genre parts (e.g. heading, dateline, inside address, salutation, complimentary close, enclosure, copy notation). 
  • Apply the “you attitude” to written business communications. 
  • Apply the “Four A’s” — Attention, Appeal, Application, Action — to create effective sales letters. 
  • Organize messages effectively by applying the direct pattern to good news and the indirect pattern to bad news. 
  • Compose brief, accurate, correctly paraphrased summaries of business articles. 
  • Write clear, complete, chronologically organized sets of instructions. 
  • Compose clear, complete proposals and short reports that adhere to principles of persuasion. 
  • Create clear, correctly documented graphic aids (e.g., tables, charts, pictograms). 
  • Identify cultural differences that commonly cause problems in written cross-cultural communications and ways to overcome them. 
  • Apply principles of English grammar, mechanics, and usage when writing, editing, and revising. 


  • 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 

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