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English as a Second Language

We will have ESL classes winter quarter, and they will be
Monday, January 4 – Friday, March 19. 

The classes will not be on campus. Classes will be online. You can sign up today!

To take an online ESL class, first you must fill out the quick application form here.

We will contact you very soon and help you register for classes.

If you took classes here before, please locate your (old) student ID number (SID) if you can.

For online classes, you will need: 

  • A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera, speakers, and a microphone (or a headset).
  • Computer Internet access (Wi-Fi).
  • An email address that you can check every day.

If you need to borrow a laptop or get Wi-Fi, please contact Nyah Ferreira at (206) 934-6030 or email her at Nyah.Ferreira@seattlecolleges.edu.

Any other questions, please call the Basic and Transitional Studies Office at (206) 934-4720 or email us at BTS@seattlecolleges.edu

See below for more information on ESL classes.

North Seattle College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is here to help you improve your English language skills for your daily life.

We are also here to help you explore and transition to a college pathway or find a better career.

The tuition is only $25/quarter.  If you qualify, financial aid is available for tuition, books and supplies.

Every quarter we have classes in:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation
  • Computer Skills
  • Job/Career Preparation and Training for non-native speakers (I-BEST)
  • Math

We have 6 levels, from very beginning (Level 1) to college-ready (Level 6).

Our fall, winter and spring schedule is:

Daytime M, T, W, Th, F
Levels 4 to 6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Levels 1 to 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Evening M, T, W, Th
Levels 1 to 6 6:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Interested in job training & ESL at the same time? To see the current or future ESL class schedule and the many available classes go here.

To join an ESL class is quick and easy! Click here to follow the 4 steps to join a class. (You can read this in several languages.)

Don’t forget to bring a picture ID when you come in.  (A Social Security Number is not required).

I-BEST: get a certificate or degree in Accounting, Information Technology (IT), Electronics, Early Childhood Education, Medical Assistant, and Phlebotomy.

Need a High School diploma or GED? Did you know you can now get high school credit for taking an ESL class (levels 5 and 6 only)?  We can also help you get ready for the GED. Learn more here.

*Students with B, F or J visas are NOT eligible to take ESL classes for $25 per quarter. Please contact the International Programs Office at (206) 934-3672 or the Office of Continuing Education at (206) 934-3705 for more information.