English Learner Institute (ELI)

The English Learner Institute (ELI) is a noncredit program that focuses on helping members of the community develop basic English and other skills - including technology, life and social skills - that are essential to American culture. Anyone who is a newcomer to the United States, or needs to develop basic English skills, is eligible for this program.

Available at the Lowell campus the English Learner Institute consists of various noncredit day and evening courses (offered at a reduced rate) that vary in length, from six to fourteen weeks. As part of the Institute, a free program called Prepare to Attend College (PAC), is offered three times a year. English Learner Institute courses are non-sequential, which allow students to enter at various times during the year. These classes continue to be a bridge for non-native English speakers who often enroll in credit classes at MCC.

Fall 2021 classes have started and are currently full.

Our next semester will begin in January 2022.  Please note that all students registering for in person classes will need to show proof of Covid vaccination to attend. Read through the Return to Campus update for more information.

If you are interested, please e-mail your name, primary e-mail, and phone number to Audrey at nahabediana@middlesex.mass.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Nahabedian


Last Modified: 11/6/21