English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at SPSCC has 6 levels of classes to help non-native speakers of English improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Classes meet in the morning, afternoon, and evening on the Main Campus in Olympia and the Lacey Campus.

Spring quarter ESL entry testing is closed. Testing and registration for Summer quarter will open on June 1, 2017.  Summer quarter begins on July 3, 2017.

Start Here: ESL Entrance Test


* Non-eligibility: Students in the U.S. on a student or tourist visa are not eligible for the college’s ESL classes. People in the U.S. as "nannies" or "au pairs" on a study exchange (J-1) visa are required to participate in college-level academic classes.  Please contact the International Student Office about the Intensive English Program.