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New MCC courses improve English language skills for non-native speakers




Mott Community College (MCC) is offering a new class for the Winter Semester 2018 for those wishing to improve their English language skills. English for Academic Purposes (ELAP) is a course designed to help non-native speakers to improve their English language skills enough to pursue an American college degree or learn English for personal and professional reasons.

“These courses are ideal for students who speak English as a second language,” said Debra Gibes, faculty Director for Experiential Learning. “They are designed for English language learners who want to improve their English language skills for college coursework, or those who struggle in their academic programs due to gaps in English language acquisition. Additionally, the course is a good fit for those who want to advance their English language skills beyond day-to-day English,” she said.

The course provides a comprehensive study of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in multiple college disciplines, including English language instruction for discourse in discipline-specific content, including health sciences, social science, natural science and business.

Students will benefit from an integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking for English language acquisition and a curriculum specifically developed for English Language Learners (ELLs) taught by professional Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructors.

The ELAP courses count as elective credits that are transferable nationally and internationally to colleges and universities with similar coursework.

For information on how to enroll in ELAP courses, contact the MCC Business and International Studies Division at 810-410-1050 or

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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February 22, 2018
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