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

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

The Summer 2022 classes are Full. The next classes will begin in Fall 2022.

Fall 2022 Classes

The last day to register for the Fall 2022 classes is September 26, 2022. 
Please note that prior to the class start students are required to meet with the instructor during the week of September 26, 2022.

IEL 100 50 (11383)

Prepare to Attend College
Oct 3 - Dec 9
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am - 10:15am
Cowan Center 209
Professor: Zhang
Cost: Free, Textbook $50

IEL 100 52 (11385)
Prepare to Attend
Oct 3  - Dec 9
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Cowan Center 209
Professor: Zhang
Cost: Free, Textbook $50

For IEL 100 Prepare to Attend classes- If you are interested, please e-mail  nahabediana@middlesex.mass.edu to get further information.

General information, please contact:

Audrey Nahabedian


Last Modified: 5/14/22