English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL classes are offered to help non–native speakers to communicate in English through the development of skills in listening and observing, speaking, reading, and writing.
At the beginning level, emphasis is on improving listening comprehension, vocabulary development, and English structure. The courses advance to notetaking, composition, oral presentation, and class discussion at the more advanced levels. We serve immigrants and refugees in this program only. Individuals with F, M, B, Student, or J visas are not eligible for Basic & Transitional Studies.
All new students must attend a 1 credit orientation. More information will be given at the office. We will have options in the morning and evening. Call 206.934.4180 with questions.
ESL Skills Lab
- Day: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. Monday–Friday
- Evening: 6–8:20 p.m. Monday–Thursday
College Preparatory English for Non–native Speakers
Students: Call the Seattle Central Testing Office to make an appointment for the COMPASS Test: 206.934.6344.
All of the College Preparatory classes (ESL 093, ESL 096, ESL 097, ESL 098, ESL 099) have standard college tuition. Contact the Registration office for the current fee schedule.
College Preparatory Classes
Class schedule and offerings vary each quarter.
Basic English Writing for Non–Native Speakers
College Prepatory English for Non–Native Speakers 1: Writing
College Prepatory English for Non–Native Speakers 2: Reading
College Prepatory English for Non–Native Speakers 2: Writing