We offer English and support classes for immigrant and refugee students
Classes are offered during the daytime and evening on the Spokane Community College campus and at different off-campus sites in Spokane and Spokane Valley.
For more information about English as a Second Language (ESL),
email us ABEInquiry@scc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-7221.
Interpreters are available for some languages.
- Learning English as a second language?
- Over the age of 18?
- A refugee, immigrant, resident or citizen of the United States?
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.
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 ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, national ID card. We can still help you if you do not have picture ID.
- Social Security Card (if you have one)
- Green Card / I-94 (if you have one)
*Non-immigrant visa holders in categories such as B1/B2 (tourist visa), J or F (student visa) cannot be served in this program. Other visa exclusions may apply.
Classes last for one quarter.
Summer: July 1, 2021 – August 25, 2021
Fall: September 20, 2021 – December 13, 2021
Winter: Jaunuary 4, 2022 – March 24, 2022
Spring: April 4, 2022 – June 17, 2022
Classes run Monday through Thursday at various times:
We have open enrollment which means you can enroll any time up to the closed enrollment date.
Classes are offered
- In-Person: Students attend class in person on campus or at one of our off-campus sites.
- Hybrid: Students attend some classes in person and some classes using live video meetings. Some class assignments are online and some are done in the classroom.
- Live Online video ESL: Students attend class online with live video meetings. Learn with SCC’s online websites and in the live video meetings.
- Online ESL: The class is designed for individual study time. Students do coursework online during their available time. Students communicate with the teacher and classmates by email, SCC’s online video meetings.
Improve reading for important material for school, work, or personal growth. Learn and practice speaking skills to do well in school, at work, or in other parts of your life. Students learn and practice grammar and important vocabulary.
Improve writing for school, work, or personal growth. Learn and practice listening skills to do well in school, at work, or in other parts of your life. Students learn and practice grammar and important vocabulary.
Where Do I Go to Take a Class?
Adult Education Center
2310 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Spokane Community College (SCC)
1810 N Greene St., Building 15 Annex
Spokane, WA 99217
Spokane Valley Center
11530 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206