The URL for the Department of World Languages is http://www.mdc.edu/north/esl/
The EAP Program is divided into six levels: beginning through advanced. Each level consists of classes
in grammar, writing, reading and speaking/listening. Students are also required to take a writing lab and
speaking/listening lab at each level.
Students wishing to enroll in the program take a placement test (ACTE COMPASS/ESL) and do a writing
sample to assess language proficiency. The student is placed in the appropriate level based on the
results of these assessments. Students in Levels 5 or 6 have the possibility of taking two accent
reduction courses to further improve their speaking skills through a focus on pronunciation. Academic
support is provided through the speech and writing labs, which are an integral part of the program.
For Course Description see College Catalog