English Learner Institute (ELI)

The English Learner Institute (ELI) is a noncredit program that focuses on helping members of the community develop basic English and other skills - including technology, life and social skills - that are essential to American culture. Anyone who is a newcomer to the United States, or needs to develop basic English skills, is eligible for this program.

Available at the Lowell campus the English Learner Institute consists of various noncredit day and evening courses (offered at a reduced rate) that vary in length, from six to fourteen weeks. As part of the Institute, a free program called Prepare to Attend College (PAC), is offered three times a year. English Learner Institute courses are non-sequential, which allow students to enter at various times during the year. These classes continue to be a bridge for non-native English speakers who often enroll in credit classes at MCC.

Covid Vaccation Requirements

Our next semester will begin in January 2022. Please note that all students registering for in person classes will need to show proof of Covid vaccination to attend. Read through the Return to Campus update for more information.


Upload your Covid Vaccination Card Instructions

Upload Covid Vaccination Card - https://tinyurl.com/MCCNONCREDIT

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Spring 2022 Classes

Spring 2022 Program and Course Information

For IEL 100 Prepare to Attend classes-
If you are interested, please e-mail your name, primary e-mail, and phone number to Audrey at nahabediana@middlesex.mass.edu for further information.

For IEL 101 Holistic English Part Three (Beginning Intermediate ESOL) classes - to register and make payment call 1-800-818-3434. If you cannot do payment by credit card, complete the IEL 101 Registration form. Bring the form to the Student Information Center, Cowan Center 3rd floor, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852.

IEL 101 Holistic English Part Three Registration Form

General information, please contact:

Audrey Nahabedian


Last Modified: 1/4/22