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ESL Community Education

Learn English in a friendly and comfortable environment

LMC offers Community Education English as a Second Language (ESL) classes that provide instruction in American English language and culture. These integrated skills classes help you to develop communication skills to prepare you for entering college or employment. Enrolled students must be at least 18 years old.

Classes are offered in the afternoons and evenings in the fall and spring terms at our Benton Harbor campus and are taught by language teachers who hold a Master's in TESOL qualification and have at least five years' experience teaching English to adults for the purposes of work, living and social integration.

Students receive a certificate of completion for good attendance and successful participation in the class.

Class size
about 6 – 16 students per class

Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Skills

  • Integrated skills (Beginner or Intermediate)
  • Conversation and Culture (Upper-intermediate and Advanced)
  • Email Writing (Upper-intermediate and Advanced)

Times
Classes meet two days each week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for 2 hours each class session (4 hours total per week).

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Spring 2019 Classes

ESL Beginner (Section 1)

Monday/Wednesday from 6PM – 8PM; Todd Center 1413
Dates: February 4 – April 17 (10 weeks)
Cost: $400

ESL Beginner (Section 2)

Tuesday/Thursday from 6PM – 8PM; Todd Center 1413
Dates: February 4 – April 17 (10 weeks)
Cost: $400

ESL Intermediate (Section 1)

Monday/Wednesday from 6PM – 8PM; Todd Center 2311
Dates: February 4 – April 17 (10 weeks)
Cost: $400

ESL Intermediate (Section 2)

Tuesday/Thursday from 6PM – 8PM; Todd Center 2311
Dates: February 4 – April 17 (10 weeks)
Cost: $400

Culture and Conversation (Section 1)

Monday/Wednesday from 6PM – 8PM; Main Building B-210
Dates: February 4 – April 17 (10 weeks)
Cost: $400

Culture and Conversation (Section 2)

Tuesday/Thursday from 11AM – 1PM; Todd Center 2107
Dates: February 4 – April 3 (8 weeks)
Cost: $320

Email Writing

Tuesday/Thursday from 1PM – 3PM; Hanson Technology 101
Dates: April 9 – May 2 (4 weeks)
Cost: $160

Monique Yoder, Director of ESL at LMC will recommend which classes you should take once you have completed a Community ESL program application and placement testing.

Location

Benton Harbor Campus
(2755 E. Napier Avenue; Benton Harbor, MI 49022)
 

How to Register

Registration for Spring 2019 Community Education classes is from December 3 2018 – January 25, 2019. To register, you will need to complete these three steps:

Step 1
Complete our electronic registration form (best done through Google Chrome Internet browser) with your personal information and language learning history. You will receive an immediate notice by email to verify that you have completed the form.

Step 2
The Director of ESL, Monique Yoder, will contact you with details on how to take the ACCUPLACER ESL placement test. You can take the test between December 10, 2018 and January 25, 2019. See below for the test centers and times. 

The test takes about 3 hours. Please plan to arrive at the testing center at least 3 hours before closing time. Testing centers will be closed for the holidays December 22 – January 1.

Benton Harbor Campus
Room: C-219
Phone: (269) 927-6173

  • Monday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Niles-Bertrand Crossing Campus
Room: BC 111
Phone: (269) 695-1391

  • Monday – Thursday: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

South Haven Campus
Room: SH 123
Phone: (269) 637-7500

  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You do not need to pay a fee to take the placement test. For more information about testing or to set up a time to take the ACCUPLACER ESL test, call one of the centers listed above.

Step 3
Once you take the placement test, the Director of ESL will let you know which courses you can take based on your proficiency level. The director will then enroll you in your class. 

Payments must be made in person via cash, check, debit card, or credit card before the first day of class. Once LMC receives payment, you will receive an email from the Director of ESL with first-day information about your class.

QUESTIONS?

You can contact Monique Yoder, the Director of English as a Second Language at LMC by phone (269) 927-4557 or by email (yoderm@lakemichigancollege.edu).