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English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL Program

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at MCC serves students from more than 50 countries. The range of sequenced non-credit courses provides instruction and support at multiple levels from intermediate to advanced. This sequencing format provides students the opportunity to build on the foundation of their language skills and further develop these skills within a comprehensive, cohesive program of English-language instruction.

Program Goal & Objectives:

  • English language fluency and integration of all language skills
  • Use of authentic materials
  • Understanding and valuing different cultures
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Computer literacy

Services Include:

  • Assessment
  • Referrals for placement in one or more ESL classes
  • Academic Support Services
  • Cultural Counseling
  • College Admissions counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Immigration status referrals


Students must complete an English language assessment/placement test before they can enroll in any ESOL academic writing course. Assessments are administered through the Workforce Development Center. An assessment is not required for the Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation classes. No appointment is necessary.

Specialized ESOL Classes

Specialized ESOL courses are offered for specific areas such as medical/allied health and business and can be offered on campus or at companies. For more information, contact the Director of Workforce Development at (603) 206-8160. For the most current listing of non-credit ESOL courses, please visit

ESL Conversational Café

Practice your English in an informal setting! Drop by and meet our instructor. To find out meeting times click here.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Links