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.

Summer 2023 - Basic English - Level 3 (Holistic English 3)

IEL 101 50 (14435)
August 7 - September 15  (No class on September 4)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
LC 210
$250 plus $50 textbook

Note: There will be no class on September 4

To Register for IEL 101 50 - Holistic English 3
Call 1-800-818-3434 OR
Go to the Student Information Center on the third floor of Cowan Center for registration and payment. 

Fall 2023

The Fall 2023 Prepare to Attend College classes are currently accepting applications. 

Students can register now and will receive a notification in September 2023 to meet the instructor and determine their placement.

IEL 100 50 (11383)
Prepare to Attend College Level 1

October 2 through December 8
8:30am to 10:15am
Lowell Cowan Center
Professor Zhang

IEL 100 52 (11385)
Prepare to Attend College Level 2

October 2 through December 8
10:30am to 12:15pm
Lowell Cowan Center
Professor Zhang

Please note there will be no classes on Oct 9, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 20, and Nov 22.

General information, please contact:

Katy Gentile


Last Modified: 5/22/23