English Language Learning

CCM’s English Language Learning (ELL) program provides English language instruction for limited English proficient adults to increase their ability to communicate in English. The content is compatible with principles of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes skills useful in the workplace, life and academics.

Early Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate levels are made up of three units (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) that allow the learner to logically progress and build upon new knowledge. Students remain in a class level for several sessions to assure mastery of all of the concepts and content that will successfully transition the student to the next level. There is one book specific to each class level and students will work through the book. Advanced level students will improve English language mastery, using skills that are critical to the workplace or future academic studies. The ELL program at CCM has something for everyone whose first language is not English. A student's ability, confidence and success will grow with each level of learning. The goal of ELL is to improve a student's knowledge and comfort level with English communication.

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 Early Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 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.

This program requires a textbook. Please see 'Textbook Information' under General Information

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.  Visit our website for testing dates.

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.

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
ENS-230ESL Testing0
ENS-213ESL Early Beginner8
ENS-226ESL Beginner4
ENS-215ESL Intermediate4
ENS-214ESL Advanced4
ENS-307Conversational ESL Level 1 - Beginner to Intermediate4
ENS-308Conversational ESL Level 2 - Intermediate to Advanced4
ENS-255ESL - TOEFL Prep3

For information on current course offerings and how to register, go to www.ccm.edu/workforce/


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