English Learner Institute at Middlesex in the Fall.

This fall, Middlesex Community College’s English Learner Institute (ELI) offers a variety of noncredit courses focusing on developing basic English and other skills essential to American culture.

ELI courses are designed to serve students, ages 16 and older, who are newcomers to the United States or who need to develop basic English skills. Topics such as technology, life skills and social conventions are also covered. Non-native speakers who have not met state MCAS requirements for high-school graduation may also take this coursework.

Fall ELI courses, offered in the day or evening, run Sept. 13 through Dec. 17, in six-, seven-, eight- and 14-week sessions. All courses are noncredit and meet on MCC’s Lowell campus. The Prepare to Attend College (PAC) course is free, and all other ELI courses are $200, plus books. Admission to the ELI program is open to all and does not require an admission application.

MCC’s ELI program also offers instruction in intermediate and advanced English for students who need to meet English proficiency standards for Middlesex degree and certificate programs. ELI courses are nonsequential and students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

Other support services available to ELI students include an English Language Learner Tutoring Lab, a technology-enhanced Language Lab, access to computers, library services, and student services such as health service, career counseling and academic advising.

For more information about the English Learner Institute, visit the Middlesex website ( or contact Maryanne Mungovan, Coordinator of MCC’s Multicultural Center, at or 978-656-3267.