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English as a Second Language

We will have ESL classes Summer quarter, and they will be Monday, June 28 – Thursday, August 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.

We have some laptops you can borrow. Please let us know if you need to borrow one.

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.

Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

View Program Pathway Map

We have 6 levels of ESL from very beginner to college-ready and offer all levels in the day and in the evenings, face-to-face and online.

  • Improve your English language skills for your daily life and job.
  • Explore and transition to a college degree.
  • Train now for a better career.

Tuition: $25/quarter.  (Scholarships available.)

Skills -- every quarter you can study:

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


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.

Job-Training: job training & ESL class at the same time? Check out our I-BEST programs

Need a GED® or High School Diploma? 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.