English as a Second Language (ESL) 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.
Career and Academic English Language Acquisition (formerly ESL) provide English Language classes to non-native-English-speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens. CAP 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. Students are prepared to earn Adult High School 21+ Diploma or General Education Development (GED®) and/or increase English Language Skills. 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
  • Day, afternoon and evening schedules in fall, winter, or spring quarter.
  • Summer classes are offered on campus four days per week.
  • ELA e-learning computer literacy – for students in Level A-C
  • ELA intensive English learning community enrolls students in a 12 credit cohort that includes reading, writing, and college experience  – for students in Level C-D
  • Intensive English Language Acquisition provides students in advanced ESL classes the opportunity to complete HS21+ coursework or prepare for I-BEST or college level coursework.
  • ELA Math classes are also available for students in levels C and above.
  • 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 and 3-4 hour orientation/advising session.

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 ESL programs.  https://www.wwcc.edu/admissions/international-students/