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The English As A Second Language (ESL) program at Spokane Community College serves immigrant and refugee students. The program offers six levels of English and additional support classes.

There are classes in the morning and evening on the main Spokane Community College campus, Spokane Falls Community College, the Adult Education Center and Spokane Valley sites.

For more information about English as a Second Language (ESL), call 509-533-4600 or email and we will help you sign up for the placement test before starting classes. Interpreters are available for some languages.

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Are You...

Two male english learners in the classroom

Great! We will find the right place in one of our English courses.

There are a few exceptions. We will explain those to you in person.

How Do I start?

The first step is to take a test to find out where your English language studies should begin.

What should I bring to the test?

  • Picture identification, such as a Passport / Visa*
  • Social Security Card (if you have one)
  • Green Card / I-94 (if you have one)

*Non-immigrant visa holders in categories such as J or F cannot be served in this program. Other visa exclusions may apply.

When Can I Take a Class?

English Lerners in the ClassroomClasses last for one quarter.

Winter: January 2, 2019  –  March 21, 2019
Spring: April 1, 2019  –  June 13, 2019
Summer: Juyl 1, 2019  –  August 22, 2019
Fall: September 18, 2019  – December 11, 2019

Classes run Monday through Thursday at various times:

Morning: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Evening: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We have open enrollment which means you can drop into a class at any time during the quarter.

Types of English Classes

After you complete your testing, we place you in a class that best matches your needs. Some students are just beginning and others are improving their English so they can take college-level classes. Tuition is $25 per quarter. Financial assistance may be available for eligible students.

Levels of English learning class:

Where Do I Go to Take a Class?

Photo of outside of the SCC Student Services BuildingSpokane Community College (SCC)

1810 N Greene St., Building 15 Annex
Spokane, WA 99217



Photo of Magnuson Building entranceSpokane Falls Community College (SFCC)

2917 W. Fort George Wright Dr., Magnuson Building
Spokane, WA 99224



Photo of outside of Adult Basic Education Center on Monroe St.Adult Education Center

2310 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205



Photo of outside of the Spokane Valley CenterSpokane Valley Center

11530 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206



Photo of the Deer Park Library buildingDeer Park Library

208 S Forest Ave.
Deer Park, WA 99006

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Contact Us


Adult Education Center

2310 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spokane Community College (SCC)

1810 N Greene St.
Building 15 Annex
Spokane, WA 99217
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.