Improve English language skills for school or work at MCC

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is bridging the language gap for immigrants and foreign students wishing to improve their English language skills for educational or job-related purposes.

The College is offering English for Academic Purposes (ELAP) to help non-native English speakers improved their English language skills in the Fall Semester 2020. The course is will help non-native speakers improve their English language skills enough to pursue an American college degree or for employment opportunities. Due to COVID-19, the class will be held online, enabling students to learn from home while engaging with their instructor and fellow students through video conferencing.

“These courses are ideal for students who speak English as a second language,” said Debra Gibes, faculty Director for Experiential Learning. “They are designed for English language learners who want to improve their English language skills for college coursework, or those who struggle in their academic programs due to gaps in English language acquisition. Additionally, it is a great opportunity for immigrant populations seeking jobs, and for all non-native English speakers to enable them to better engage with their new culture through strong communication skills,” she added.

The course provides a comprehensive study of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in multiple college disciplines, including English language instruction for discourse in discipline-specific content, including health sciences, social science, natural science and business.

Students will benefit from an integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking for English language acquisition and a curriculum specifically developed for English Language Learners (ELLs) taught by professional Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructors.

The ELAP courses count as elective credits that are transferable nationally and internationally to colleges and universities with similar coursework.

Details: Call 810-410-1050 or email business@mcc.edu. — G.G.