English as a Second Language

MCC offers the non-English speaker four levels of English classes to improve language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our courses will prepare English as a Second Language (ESL) students for academic courses in any subject, and our tutoring staff supplements and complements our four-level curriculum. ESL credit courses include listening/speaking and reading/writing sequences and carry four credits each. The college also offers a three-credit course designed to improve students’ oral presentation skills and a six-credit course to satisfy the educational requirements for au pairs. 

MCC’s Continuing Education Division also offers several credit-free ESL courses. They include Basic Grammar, Advanced Grammar and Reading, Communication, Accent Reduction and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation. Information on these courses is available by contacting Alina Ciscel, ESL Program Coordinator.

Program Highlights

  • Small classes (average of 15 students).
  • Highly qualified instructors.
  • Technologically advanced language laboratory.
  • Complete orientation to the MCC campus and the array of available academic support services.
  • Evaluation upon completion of each course.
  • Free labs held in the Academic Support Center. 
    • Conversation Lab
    • Grammar Lab
  • Free tutoring with a professionally trained ESL tutor.
  • Assistance with research at the MCC Library.
  • Information on financial aid from the MCC Financial Aid Office.

Note: This page refers to a credit-based academic program. If you are interested in a credit-free ESL course, visit the Continuing Education Credit-Free ESL page.


ESL Program
Alina Ciscel, Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator

Georgette Hyman, Assistant Director
Disability Services and Testing

Immigration Advising
Joseph Mesquita, Director
Internation Student Affairs