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Howard Community College

English Language Learning Center
Columbia, Maryland USA



School Introduction

Welcome to Howard Community College. HCC is dedicated to providing students with first-rate learning facilities and dynamic learning experiences. With our steady increase in enrollment over the past several years, HCC has responded with the construction of state-of-the-art student services and instructional buildings as well as welcome parking relief, with a multi-deck garage that integrates smoothly into the campus architecture and its natural surroundings.

Whether you are going by foot, bike, or car, it won't take long for you to learn your way around our beautiful campus. HCC will continue to seek resources to accommodate growth and change within the community so that we can deliver on our pledge: "You Can Get There From Here."

ESL Program Introduction

The English Language Learning Center (ELLC) at Howard Community College is your place to learn English. The ELLC offers a variety of English for Second Language (ESL) classes and houses the award winning intensive English Language Institute (ELI). Every year, our center serves more than 2000 students from over 127 countries.

Why should you choose the ELLC as the place to follow your educational dreams? In a recent survey, here is how our teachers and staff described our program:

“empowering, motivating, full of variety, fun, a real community, inspiring, caring, a wise investment, exceptional, engaging, diverse, dynamic, energizing, lively, challenging and supportive.”

Study at the ELLC and receive sound academic preparation for success in the world of higher education, employment, personal growth and achievement of your goals.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Winter: January
Spring: February-mid May
Summer I & II: May-August
Fall: September-December

For Full-Time English program rate and tuition, go to
For Part-Time English course cost, go to

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

English Language Learning Center
Howard Community College
10650 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD 21044