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English Language Center

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Get there from here with our award-winning English language programs. 
Every year, over 2,200 students from 80 different countries decide to learn English here. 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.

How can we help?

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Get an F1 Visa for Language Training

See our full-time intensive English program, the English Institute (EI), for international and U.S. resident students who want to study English in the U.S. Prepare to transfer to an undergraduate or graduate program for professional growth or personal enrichment.
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Improve Your English

The ELC offers seven levels of ESL classes for students who want to improve their English skills for everyday life, work, and academics. Find out about our free and tuition-based courses.
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Earn Your High School Diploma

The ELC provides academic English courses for students who need a high school diploma (GED) in the U.S. Reach your goal with us.

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Learn Business & Professional English Skills

The business & professional certificate program serves the needs of advanced level students who would like to understand the U.S. work culture and improve English for the workplace. For busy professionals who cannot commit to a semester-long class, individualized tutoring is available. Get started now!

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Take an English Credit Course

Students who want to take English courses for credit can visit our English and World Languages department for more information on how they can register. Learn English and gain credit at the same time!
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