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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Contact Information

MCC-Penn Valley
Humanities, Floor 0, Room 034
3201 Southwest Trafficway

Day Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


The MCC-Penn Valley Applied Language Institute (ALI): An English language program that feels like a family, and prepares you for college study or the workplace. Day and evening classes and all levels of instruction make it possible for everyone to benefit from the ALI programs.

Our intensive day program offers up to 20 hours of instruction per week. Students can take up to 12 hours of instruction per week in the ALI evening program. The ALI instructors are highly qualified and make learning fun and effective.

Our teaching and administrative staff is friendly, supportive and understanding of the needs of our students. Explore our site and find out more about the Applied Language Institute.

Intensive English Program

  • Classes for academic, personal and professional purposes.
  • Day and evening classes.
  • 20 hours of instruction per week.
  • Small classes and all levels of instruction.
  • Students have access to computerized language laboratory, college library and fitness center.
  • The Applied Language Institute can design language programs that meet the needs of different businesses and administer classes at the workplace.

Intensive English Courses Offered

  • Grammar
  • Reading and Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

ALI Instructors

  • Hold advanced degrees
  • Have experience teaching abroad
  • Are innovative and up-to-date in teaching methods and technology
  • Understand living in another culture
Last Modified: 3/20/19