English as a Second Language (ESL/Reading)

Our program offers Reading English as a Second Language courses, including the following courses: RDG 008, RDG 016, RDG 026, RDG 036, and RDG 046. 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.

*Intensive RDG 036-8 weeks /RDG 046-8 week classes: finish both of these in one semester.

Click here for the ESL Program of Study

Register for ESL (Reading) classes

MCC Class Schedule

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.

New to ESL?

Please visit ESL Support Services in Building 37 or call them at 480-461-7288 for more information.

CELSA Testing

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.

Visit Testing Services for more information on CELSA testing.