Intensive English for College & Careers (IECC)

IECC094C Orientation to College Communication

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC094C is based on IECC placement testing and an interview with the IECC adviser. Students must concurrently place at level IECC094W (writing) or higher and IECC094R (reading) or higher.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to develop academic communication and study skills. The primary focus is on applying various strategies to access and use college and community resources in order to identify and develop skills and strategies to be successful in current and future college courses. This course offers practice in effective oral and written academic communication including presentations, interviews, note-taking, on-line communication, and critical thinking. This course also serves as an orientation for students who are new to the Intensive English for College and Careers (IECC) program and MHCC, including international students.

IECC094R Intensive English: Lower Intermediate Reading

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC094R (reading) is based on IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample. Students must concurrently place at level IECC094W (writing).

This course is for non-native English speakers who need to improve reading skills. Students analyze written English in order to increase reading comprehension and to recognize, define and use targeted everyday and simple academic vocabulary. The primary focus is on applying reading strategies to interpret the meaning of authentic and modified texts. Students also learn to respond logically to readings in writing and discussion. The course develops critical thinking skills and study skills necessary for college success. This course prepares students for IECC120R.

IECC094W Intensive English: Lower Intermediate Writing

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC094W is based on IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample. Students must concurrently place at level IECC094R (reading).

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to develop academic writing skills. The primary focus is on sentence and paragraph writing with the correct usage of basic and intermediate level grammatical structures. Students learn and use the writing process to create, revise and edit paragraphs. Students are also introduced to the basic essay format. The course develops critical thinking skills and study skills necessary for college success. This course prepares students for IECC120W.

Additional Course Fee: $50.00

IECC094WX Intensive English: Lower Intermediate Writing

Credits 0Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC094W is based on IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample. Students must concurrently place at level IECC094R (reading).

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to develop academic writing skills. The primary focus is on sentence and paragraph writing with the correct usage of basic and intermediate level grammatical structures. Students learn and use the writing process to create, revise and edit paragraphs. Students are also introduced to the basic essay format. The course develops critical thinking skills and study skills necessary for college success. This course prepares students for IECC120W.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

IECC120C Intensive English: Intermediate Academic Communication

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC120C is based either on an IECC placement test and an interview with the IECC adviser, OR completing IECC094C with a grade of "C" or better within the past twelve months. Students must concurrently place at level IECC120W (writing) or higher and IECC120R (reading) or higher.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to develop English academic communication skills. The primary focus is on learning and applying strategies to understand and communicate in English more successfully and confidently. Emphasis will be on the types of communication that happen on a college campus involving interaction both in and out of the classroom. Understanding college lectures, participating in group discussions and projects, getting information from people on campus, and presenting information to groups are some of the activities. Students will also learn about college programs in order to choose a major and understand more about the programs of study at MHCC.

IECC120P Intensive English: Pronunciation I

Credits 2Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC120P is based on IECC placement testing and an interview with the IECC adviser. Students must concurrently place at level IECC094W (writing) or higher and IECC094R (reading) or higher.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to improve their pronunciation of American English. This course gives an overview of the American English sound system, including vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm and intonation. Students will create an individualized accent reduction plan. Through controlled practice of individual sounds and words as well as communicative, contextualized practice, students will improve the comprehensibility of their spoken English.

IECC120R Intensive English: Intermediate Reading

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC120R (reading) is based on either IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample, OR completing IECC094R with a grade of "C" or better. Students must concurrently place at level IECC120W (writing).

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to improve academic reading skills. The primary focus is on applying reading strategies to interpret the meaning of authentic and some modified materials and on analyzing and responding to readings logically in writing and discussion using critical thinking skills. Recognizing, defining and using targeted academic vocabulary is also an important part of the course. IECC120R also offers practice of critical thinking and study skills in order to prepare students for the advanced IECC201R academic reading course.

IECC120W Intensive English: Intermediate Writing

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC120W (writing) is based on either IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample, OR completing IECC094W with a grade of "C" or better. Students must concurrently place at level IECC120R (reading).

(Formerly ENL120W) This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to improve academic writing skills. The primary focus is on following the writing process to produce four types of essays. It includes review and mastery of grammatical structures and mechanics as needed from IECC094W, and introduces more complex structures of grammar. The course also offers practice of critical thinking and study skills in order to prepare students for the advanced IECC201W academic writing course.

IECC201C Intensive English: Advanced Communication for College and Careers

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC201C is based either on an IECC placement test and an interview with the IECC adviser, OR completing IECC120C with a grade of "C" or better within the past twelve months. Students must concurrently place at level IECC0201W (writing) or higher and IECC0201R (reading) or higher.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to improve English academic and professional communication skills. The primary focus is on learning and applying strategies to understand and communicate in English more successfully and confidently. Emphasis will be on the types of communication that happen on a college campus as well as in the workplace and community. Understanding college lectures, participating in group discussions and projects and presenting information on academic and professional topics to groups are some of the activities. Students will develop an educational plan that identifies all the courses they will need to graduate.

IECC201P Intensive English: Pronunciation II

Credits 2Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC201P is based on either IECC placement testing and an interview with the IECC adviser, OR completing IECC120P with a grade of "C" or better. Students must concurrently place at level IECC120W, IECC201W, WR115 or higher.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to improve their pronunciation of American English. Emphasis is on clear pronunciation of English in academic and workplace settings and on accent reduction. Students identify the areas of pronunciation they need to improve and practice stress, rhythm, intonation and reduced speech patterns. Students develop a self-improvement and monitoring plan and identify resources to continue working on accent reduction independently after the course.

IECC201R Intensive English: Advanced Reading

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC201R (reading) is based on either IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample, OR completing IECC120R with a grade of "C" or better. Students must concurrently place at level IECC201W (writing).

This course is for non-native speakers of English who need to develop college-level reading, critical thinking and study skills. Students learn to use strategies to interpret the meaning of authentic, basic college-level fiction and nonfiction texts and develop familiarity with advanced academic vocabulary. Students also summarize and respond in writing to written texts. Extensive outside reading is required. This course prepares students for RD115 or college-level courses in major areas of study.

IECC201W Intensive English: Advanced Writing

Credits 5Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Department consent is required. Placement into IECC201W (writing) is based on either IECC placement testing and analysis of a writing sample, OR completing IECC120W with a grade of "C" or better. Students must concurrently place at level IECC201R (reading).

(Formerly ENL201W) This course is for non-native English speakers who need to continue developing academic writing skills. The primary focus is on using the writing process to develop support for thesis statements. Students produce three types of expository essays on academic topics. The course includes review and practice of some grammatical structures and mechanics and editing one's own writing to produce advanced sentences and paragraphs with clear meanings. Students also work on improving critical thinking and study skills that promote college success. This course prepares students for WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.