English as a Non-Native Language - ENL
The ENL program at Mt. Hood Community College provides English language instruction for students who need to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills for college or for work. The courses are taught by professional English language teachers with masters degrees in TESOL, many years of experience, and crosscultural or international experience.
Upon placement into ENL, students take Speaking, Writing, and Reading at three levels. These classes are 5 credits each, which means that they meet five hours per week.
Students learn how to ask for and give information, how to listen and take effective notes, and how to give presentations. Students also learn to improve their pronunciation.
Students improve grammar and writing skills, including organization and writing patterns for college essays.
Students improve vocabulary skills, such as vocabulary from context and word analysis, reading skills, such as identifying main ideas and supporting details, making inferences, and developing reading speed.
The three levels of ENL are:
- ENL94 - low intermediate
- ENL120 - upper intermediate
- ENL201- advanced
From the advanced level, students can progress into regular college classes.
Non-native speakers who want to take ENL must take the LOEP test for English language placement. After taking the test, students will make an appointment with the ENL advisor. The advisor will determine the student's level placement and will help the student register for classes.
Go to Testing Services in Room 2335 to take the test. Testing Services Website.
Services for International Students
Mt. Hood Community College strives to serve all students. There are many services, including advising & counseling, athletic facilities, computer labs, the International Friendship Club and other clubs, the outdoor activity program, tutorials, and the conversation program.
If you have questions about the ENL program, please call ENL Advisor, Julie Vawser, 503-491-7404, Julie.Vawser@mhcc.edu.