ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL)
All NEW students for the English Language Learning program MUST complete a placement test at CCM’s TestCenter. You may register and pay for this test online (at least 3 business days prior to the test date) at: https://webadvisor.ccm.edu. Click on Continuing Education (Non-Credit) using the section numbers below. Or register in person at the Office of Records and Registration, Student Community Center, Room 220, Randolph. Registration hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No walk-ins will be accepted at the Test Center.
The registration fee for the test is $20. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. If you need to change your test date, you may do so by going directly to the Office of Records and Registration and completing a Change of Registration with the new section number. Per CCM policy, a $10.00 drop fee will be charged. Requests for test changes are subject to availability. On the date/time of your placement test, you must bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport). The testing center is located in the Learning Resource Center–1st floor, Room LRC-101.
Schedule for Placement Testing
All classes $299
CCM’s English Language Learning (ELL) program provides English language instruction for limited English proficient adults to increase their ability to communicate in English. The content is compatible with principles of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes skills useful in the workplace, life and academics. The goal of ELL is to improve a student’s knowledge and comfort level with English communication.
Early Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate levels are made up of three units (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) that allow the learner to logically progress and build upon new knowledge. Students remain in a class level for several sessions to assure mastery of all of the concepts and content that will successfully transition the student to the next level. There is one book specific to each class level and students will work through the book. Advanced level students will improve English language mastery, using skills that are critical to the workplace or future academic studies. The ELL program at CCM has something for everyone whose first language is not English. A student’s ability, confidence and success will grow with each level of learning.
Skills are integrated into reading, writing, speaking and listening formats. Progress through levels is measured by an approved standardized test or documentation of attainment of competencies. The CCM ELL program course curriculum conforms to the federally defined Workforce Development ESL levels, and certificates are available in Early Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Level and TOEFL.
The CCM ELL program includes an online learning component called MyEnglishLab. MyEnglishLab provides practice exercises and language learning tasks that students either complete in the CCM Computer Lab or at home. All practice activities taken from the MyEnglishLab are coordinated with each book.
This level is for non-native speakers with very limited English language skills. This class will explore all aspects of the English language, focusing mainly on grammar through group and class discussion, online exercises and vocabulary. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills. Students will gain the baseline proficiency needed to advance to a Beginner level. ENS-213.
This level is for non-native speakers, who are more proficient with English language skills than Early Beginner. It is the next level for individuals who have completed the CCM Early Beginner series. In this course, students will continue to improve their English skills as they explore all aspects of the English language, focusing mainly on grammar and vocabulary through group and class discussion and online exercises. Emphasis is on practical everyday English and communication skills. ENS-226.
This level focuses on English skills necessary to communicate effectively on health and nutrition topics, understand U.S. concepts of time and money, access transportation and travel, understand safety and security issues and comprehend consumer education issues. ENS-215.
This level focuses on the English skills necessary to listen, speak, read and write effectively in the workplace or for academics, to apply standard grammar structures and develop and improve pronunciation skills. ENS-214.