English language courses have been a valuable part of WWCC course offerings since 1973. Thousands of our students have successfully enrolled in vocational technical, college transfer programs, or applied skills in the world of work.
English Language Acquisition (formerly ESL) provide English Language classes to non-native-English-speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens. ELA courses are designed to build skills in reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, technology, and mathematics so adults can transition to workforce training or academic transfer programs. Basic Education for Adults programs provide students with an opportunity to build on prior experience as they build academic skills and establish supports needed to achieve their goals.

Tuition is $25 per quarter.

We offer:

  • Six levels – Beginning Literacy through Advanced
  • On and Off-Campus classes
  • ELA e-learning computer literacy – for students in Level A-C
  • Advisors are available to help you plan for college, learn what steps you need to take to start college, and give you information about Financial Aid.

How to Get Started

Call the ELA office at 509.524.4808 or 509.527.4646  for placement advising and directions. You can also visit the CAP ELA program in Building D — room 203. New students, make an appointment for placement.

If you are in the United States with an F, M, TN or B visa, call International Student Services at 509.527.4282 for information about other ELA programs.  https://www.wwcc.edu/admissions/international-students/