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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 and focused 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 taught by experienced language teachers that have previously taught English to adults for the purpose of work, living and social integration.

Students receive a certificate of completion for 80% or more class attendance and successful participation in the class. 

Class size
about 6 – 16 students per class

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


ESL Classes Summer 2020

Due to COVID-19, all Summer ESL classes will be offered ONLINE, using the app titled ZOOM. You will need Internet access to connect to the class. During class time, the ESL instructor will help students engage in conversation, listening, and writing activities, among others.

Classes will meet two days each week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for 1.5 hours each class session. Students will also work for an hour on an online platform provided by the textbook publisher. More details will be provided during the first class.

Dates: May 18-June 24 for Monday and Wednesday classes
May 19-June 25 for Tuesday and Thursday classes


This is a speaking, reading, writing, and listening class designed for beginner-level students. Special attention is given to grammar and vocabulary building. Topics covered are decided by the instructor based on students’ needs.

Time: Monday/Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $240


This is a speaking, reading, writing, and listening class designed for intermediate-level students. The goal is to help students develop the necessary language skills to communicate effectively in their community and/or workplace.

Time: Tuesday/Thursday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $240


This is a speaking, reading, and listening class designed for proficient students. Topics covered are about American culture and are decided by the instructor based on students’ interests.

Time: Monday/Wednesday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $240


Test preparation course that helps familiarize students with the format of the TOEFL iBT test. Each week will focus on one specific section of the test (speaking, listening, reading, writing). This class is designed for advanced-level students looking to study at a U.S. college or university in the near future.

Time: Tuesday/Thursday from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $200

Class Placement

The ESL Program at LMC will recommend which classes you should take once you have completed your Continuing Education ESL program application and placement testing.

How to Register

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 ESL Program will contact you with details on how to take a free ESL placement test.

Step 3

Once you take the placement test, the ESL Program Administrator will let you know which course(s) you can take and send you a link to pay for the class. Payments can be made online (via debit or credit card), by cash or check.


You can contact the ESL program at LMC by phone at (269) 927-4557 or by email.

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