English as a Second Language

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. Classes meet in the morning, afternoon, and evening at the Olympia Campus and the Lacey Campus.


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 Speaking and Writing Placement assessments.

3. After the session, you will complete the Reading and Listening assessments to determine your class level.

4. Once you complete the assessments, the staff will email you to tell you your level and register you for the ESL class.


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.

Spring 2020 Classes

Spring classes begin April 6th, 2020. Sign up for an information session below to learn more about our program and to register for classes.



ESL Information Session

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