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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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English Language Center

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Every year, over 2,200 students from 80 different countries decide this is their place to learn English. 

Whether learning English is a personal goal, an employment necessity or a means to continue your education, HCC's award-winning English Language Center can help you get there from here. View the part-time and full-time English Language Programs below.

  • Part-Time English Language Study
    Our part-time English noncredit program offers over 70 different courses and more than 100 sections at seven levels to help you with:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary  
    • Pronuniciation
  • Full-Time English Language Study
    Our English Institute (EI) offers a full-time program for F1 international students (I-20) and U.S. residents, that includes: 
    • 18 hours of study per week
    • Six levels of English (beginning through advanced)
    • A wide range of courses including TOEFL preparation and Business English
    • Special advising and support
    • Various trips and social activities with Americans

Business Professional and English Certificate

Build your written and oral communication skills while gaining valuable knowledge to succeed in the workplace.
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