English as a Second Language




We are the English as a Second Language (credit) program at Metropolitan Community College.

We offer classes to International and Residential students to support them in their quest to learn or improve their English.

Our Mission Statement

The overall mission of the department is to provide and ensure high-quality education and instruction in English-As-A Second Language to non-native speakers.

High-quality instruction in ESL is essential for those who wish to improve their proficiency in English for a variety of professional, academic and social purposes, in order to increase their understanding of life in the U.S.A.  To this end, we are committed and dedicated to providing our learners with a first-class curriculum, as well as providing our faculty and staff with resources that will promote their professional growth, in addition to programs which enhance the diversity of the MCC community.  We aim to provide students with the cultural knowledge and awareness, which they will need to function satisfactorily, professionally, academically, and socially in the U.S.A.

Course Descriptions

The current ESLX catalog course description are available online.

Credit Classes and Registration

International Students

To better serve our F-1 international students, we ask that you make an appointment to come to International Student Services. You may call ISS at 531-622-2281 or 1-800-228-9553 ext. 2281 to make an appointment.
Thank you!

Ernestine Hawkins, DSO

Naomi Greelis-Mattos, PDSO
Academic Advisor for International Students

Orientation for International Students (WORK 1011) helps MCC students to review immigration rules, meet MCC staff and learn about services provided at the college. This one-day event is held during the week prior to the beginning of each quarter at MCC's South Campus. Please contact Naomi Greelis-Mattos for more information at 531-622-2455.

Completion of income tax forms for international students holding an F, J or M visas:  There is a January training session for volunteers who would like to learn how to fill out income tax forms. Then volunteers help other students from February to April 15, the last day to file income taxes.

Barbara Velazquez is the Coordinator of International/Intercultural Education at Metropolitan Community College.  International/Intercultural Education offers a variety of programs throughout the year to enhance your experience will attending MCC. A list of events follows. Contact Barbara at or 531-622-2253 or see for additional information about International/Intercultural Education.

Intercultural programming on campus include:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon--January
Vietnamese New Year--January or February
Black History Month-February
Women's History Month-March
International Fair-April
Asian/Pacific Islander Month-May
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month-September 15 to October 15
Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow-September
Disabilities Employment Awareness Month-October
Native American Heritage Month-November
International Education Week-November