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English Language Studies

Learn English at COD

The English Language Studies (ELS) program provides academic English language instruction for students whose native language is not English. Students can learn academic English for a degree program, job promotion or personal growth. 

By taking English Language Studies classes, your academic and professional English will improve in the following areas:

  • Listening
  • Pronunciation/Speaking
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Throughout the program, students will work on developing intercultural competence and global leadership skills, as well as practice strategies for lifelong learning. 

All classes have 20 students or fewer, are highly interactive and appropriate for all ages 18 and older. Morning and evening classes are available Monday to Thursday.

Students from all over the world choose to enroll in the ELS program because it is affordable and located near Chicago – the third largest city in the United States. Degree-applicable credits can easily transfer to thousands of colleges and universities across the U.S.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to COD (for United States residents).
  2. Determine if you can begin a degree program by showing readiness in reading and writing.
  3. Practice the KITE English language placement test.
  4. Take KITE Part 1 and Kite Part 2 in the Testing Center.
  5. Meet with a counselor or advisor.
  6. Register for classes

if you are an international student, there are several documents you need to submit in order to apply to COD. View the admissions application, requirements and deadline to apply.

Once completed, you can meet with a counselor and register for classes.

For additional information, visit Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services.

Faculty 

Contact Information

General Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259