English Language Learning

Information Session: English Language Learning Program

Information sessions are held in September and January.  See our current course schedule at www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity for details.  Pre-registration is not required.

New Students to the English Language Learning Program

All NEW students for the English Language Learning program MUST complete a placement test at CCM’s Test Center.  For more information and testing dates, see our current continuing education schedule at www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity.

On the date/time of your placement test, you must bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport). The testing center is located in the Learning Resource Center – 1st floor, Room LRC-101.01.

Program Description

The purpose of the CCM English Language Learning (ELL) program is to provide English language instruction for limited English proficient adults which will increase their ability to communicate in English. The content will be compatible with principles of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes skills useful in workplace, life, and academic applications. Skills will be integrated into reading, writing, speaking and listening formats. Progress through levels will be measured by an approved standardized test or documentation of attainment of competencies. The CCM ELL program course curriculum conforms to the federally defined Workforce Development ESL levels and certificates are available in Beginner, Intermediate, Advance Level, and TOEFL.

The CCM ELL program includes an on-line learning component called MyEnglishLab. MyEnglishLab provides practice exercises and language learning tasks which students either complete in the CCM Computer Lab or at home. All practice language learning activities taken from the MyEnglishLab are coordinated with each book in the series used to support the multiple levels of ELL taught in the program.

Certification

Upon completion of a course, a certificate of completion may be awarded. See "Certificates and Transcripts."

Required Text

For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets.

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
ENS-230ESL Testing0
ENS-213ESL Beginner 14
ENS-226ESL Beginner 24
ENS-215ESL Intermediate4
ENS-214ESL Advanced4
ENS-255ESL - TOEFL Prep3

You may register and pay online at  https://webadvisor.ccm.edu/ and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)."  Have your credit card, social security number, and 5 digit Course Code number ready.

For more information, see our current continuing education schedule at www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity.

Course usage information

ESL Testing

All NEW students for the English Language Learning program MUST complete a placement test at CCM's Test Center. ENS-230.


Course usage information

ESL Beginner 1

This course is designed for non-native speakers with limited English language skills and who wish to improve their English skills. This class will explore all aspects of the English language focusing mainly on grammar, through group and class discussion, online exercises and vocabulary. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills and prepares students to gain the baseline proficiency needed to advance to Beginner 2 level. ENS-213.


Course usage information

ESL Beginner 2

This course is designed for non-native speakers, with "limited" but more English language skills than Beginner 1, who will continue to improve their English skills. This class will explore all aspects of the English language focusing mainly on grammar, through group and class discussion, online exercises, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills. By successfully completing the Beginner Level ESL courses, the student will demonstrate the English language skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment, access applied technology, communicate effectively in person and by phone, and effectively communicate on topics such as health, nutrition and transportation, and to understand U.S. concepts of time and money and how to use those skills to function. ENS-226.


Course usage information

ESL Intermediate

Intermediate Level ESL will focus on demonstrating English skills necessary: to communicate effectively on health and nutrition topics, to understand U.S. concepts of time and money and how to use those skills to function., to access transportation and travel, to understand safety and security issues, to understand consumer education issues, and to utilize government and community resources. ENS-215.


Course usage information

ESL Advanced

Advanced Level ESL will focus on demonstrating English skills necessary: to understand issues relative to environment and the world., for family and parenting in U.S. society, to listen, speak, read and write effectively, to apply standard grammar structures, and for development of pronunciation skills. ENS-214.


Course usage information

ESL - TOEFL Prep

This class is designed to familiarize students with the format and content of the TOEFL test. We prepare for this exam through practice tests, grammar review, listening comprehension practice, vocabulary review, reading, and writing practice. ENS-255.