English as a Second Language

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English as a Second Language

We will have ESL classes Spring quarter, and they will be
Monday, April 5 – Friday, June 18

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.

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.