Our program offers Reading English as a Second Language courses, including the following courses: RDG 008, RDG 010, RDG 020, RDG 030, and RDG 040. These courses are especially designed to teach the non-native English speaker to develop reading, vocabulary and writing competencies necessary for success in a college level environment.
After taking the CELSA language placement test, students are advised about appropriate classes and program options. MCC's regular ESL program offers a variety of semester long (16-week) ESL classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students as well as an Intensive Reading Program (8-week sessions) which meets five days a week.
This test is used for course placement into the ESL program for both Reading and English. The test takes 45 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. The test does not include a listening or speaking portion. The scores and recommended course placement are given to the student immediately upon test completion.
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