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Welcome to the (unofficial) home of the Intensive English Program at Elgin Community College!

Want to learn English quickly and move on to your academic classes faster? Then our innovative focal skills based Intensive English Program is for you!

NEW: Summer Schedule 2013 Available

Our program uses four modules or courses: listening, reading, writing and pre-collegiate (integrated skills). Unlike most programs which require that you stay in the same level for a minimum of 1 semester, our program gives you the opportunity to move or enter the program every 4 weeks! This lets students who are merely refreshing their skills to move through quickly. The module format allows you to focus on the skills you need the most and in an order that builds. In addition, you get your choice of electives which change every four weeks! The first step is to take the computer based placement test. Find a testing date here. After taking the placement test you are assigned to a module based on your score. Learn more about how the program works here.

Who should attend
: prospective ECC students, international students, professionals, business people and others who want to improve English skills and cultural understanding necessary for success in higher education, the business world or for personal reasons.
Cost: Current rates apply.
How to enroll: call 847-214-7163. A placement test is required.
Class locationsMain Campus. (VPA and HBT)

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