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.


High School Diploma

Do you need a high school diploma for job opportunities or to start college? Our HS+ ESL Support class helps you learn English while earning high school credits. Don't need a diploma? This class may still be for you! You can learn English while studying science, art, work and life experience, and other topics taught in high school. Please select one of the information sessions below to get more information on ABE 070. 

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.

Fall 2022 Classes

Last Day to register for fall quarter: September 6

Fall quarter dates: September 19--December 8

Fall Quarter Schedule:

  • Online classes
  • Morning classes in Lacey for levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Evening classes in Olympia for levels 4, 5, and 6

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a medical/religious exemption is required to attend classes that meet in person. 


To sign up for classes, please fill out the form below and you will receive more information about our next information sessions for fall registration. Information sessions are now full for summer classes. 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required to attend an information session. 
  • Masks are required during the information session.
  • If you do not have a COVID-19 vaccine card or you cannot come to an information session in person, please select a virtual information session below or email kweber@spscc.edu for an appointment. 

For general questions, please contact Transition Studies at transitionstudies@spscc.edu or 360-596-5317.



ESL Information Session

To take classes online or in Olympia, select the session you wish to attend below.
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