MCC offers free program to improve English skills.

Middlesex Community College’s English Learner Institute will offer a FREE Prepare to Attend College (PAC) noncredit course for adult students during Spring Semester. It meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, Feb. 7 through April 1, on the Lowell campus.

PAC is designed for adults who have never attended college and want to improve their English skills. It’s also ideal for individuals who are thinking of continuing their education, but for whom English is a barrier.

MCC’s English Learner Institute serves 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.

For more information about PAC or the English Learner Institute, visit the Middlesex website ( or call the MCC Multicultural Center at 978-656-3267.