English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)


Do you want to improve your English language skills? English as a Second Language (ESL) classes help you speak, listen, read, and write better in English.

To enroll in an ESL class, please complete these steps:

1. Sign up for and attend an Information Session. 

2. At the session, you will complete the admission and registration forms. You will also take the CASAS placement tests.

3. After the session, the advisor will email you to tell you your level and will register you for class.

4. After the session, you can pay the $35 course fee (financial assistance available).


Visas and Non-eligibility

Non-eligibility: People who are in this country on a student (F-1, M-1) visa are not allowed to participate in publicly (state and federal) funded adult education. 

People in this country as "nannies" or "au pairs" on a study exchange (J-1) visa are required to participate in college-level academic classes, not in BEdA or ESL classes.   Homeland Security may have additional procedural rules regarding non-citizens. 

Please contact International Student Services about the Intensive English Program.

Winter 2022 Classes

Winter classes begin January 3rd.

Morning classes will be offered online via Zoom and Canvas.

Evening classes will be offered in-person at the Olympia Campus.

Registration for Winter Quarter will begin November 8th and will end December 27th.

To sign up for an ESL class, please sign up for and then attend an ESL Information Session. 

For questions, please contact us at esl@spscc.edu or 360-596-5317



ESL Information Session

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