ESL Program

The ESL Program offers non-credit courses to English language learners focusing on the development of their speaking, writing, reading, and listening literacy skills. Students will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of each class.

Courses are offered over a four-week period and meet for 2-3 hours, twice per week. Students will receive a total of 20 hours of classroom instruction per course.


ESL courses are currently offered at the following locations:


Misawa   Okinawa   Yokosuka   Yokota

South Korea

Camp Humphreys   Yongsan


Program Requirements

Students interested in the ESL Program must possess their own base access. UMGC cannot provide base passes to students participating in the ESL Program.

How to Enroll

Interested in taking ESL classes? Please contact your local UMGC representative for registration information or email Registration must be completed prior to the first class meeting.

Course Cost

Each course is $150. Tuition includes a textbook and self-study DVD-ROM for the duration of the course.*

* UMGC will collect all course materials on the last day of class.

Course Descriptions

  • ESL 1101: Beginning ESL

    This is a basic conversational English course targeting listening, reading, speaking, and some writing in English. Topics include social situations such as greetings, body language, cultural differences, and asking questions both formally and informally.

  • ESL 1102: Intermediate ESL

    This is a basic academic English course targeting listening, reading, speaking, and some writing that can be utilized in class discussions. Topics include nationalities, occupations, diet and health, sports and leisure, weather, and technology.

  • ESL 1201: Business and Professional Communications

    This is a basic business and professional English course targeting listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a professional business setting. Topics and vocabulary include various workplace situations such as banking and money transactions, office terminology, modern transportation, expressions for emergencies, education, and others.

Unit Courses

Are you a manager or in charge of an organization and would like your employees to attend ESL classes?

UMGC can provide ESL classes for your employees at your on-base location. Please send an email to to request additional information.