English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are taught at the MCC-Penn Valley campus. Day and evening classes are available. All instructors have a master's degree. Students have access to a computerized language laboratory, college library and the fitness center.

ESL classes

  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Reading and vocabulary
  • Speaking

MCC ESL teachers:

  • Hold advanced degrees
  • Have experience teaching abroad
  • Are innovative and up-to-date in teaching methods and technology
  • Understand living in another culture

How to apply

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees and asylees apply online.

All students on a visa, DACA or undocumented must fill out a paper application. Visit MCC International Students for more information.

Entrance/placement testing

  • All incoming students must take the ESL placement test.
  • The first test is free of charge.
  • Testing may take 2-3 hours.
  • Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID or passport.

To schedule an appointment for ESL entrance testing or general program questions, contact the ESL department at 816.604.4041 or email pv.esl@mcckc.edu.

Frequently asked questions

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