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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Shoreline’s English as a Second Language Program offers English language classes for non-native English speaking immigrants, refugees and citizens.

Our Adult Basic Education ESL (basic skills) offers six levels of classes, available in the daytime and the evening.

Our classes help students improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Our advanced level classes prepare students to enter our college level classes or professional technical programs.

We offer intensive classes as well as part-time classes for working

Get Started – Become a Student

  • Complete our online application.
  • You will receive a letter with information about taking a
    free placement test.
  • After the test, the ESL program will send your test results by
  • Last, you will receive a letter to register for classes.

Costs (Levels 1 to 6)

  • Classes cost $25 per quarter. (Some applicants qualify to take classes for free)
  • Books costs vary from $30 to $100 dollars.
  • Parking is $45 plus tax. Free off-campus parking and shuttle service is available near the college. Evening parking on campus is free.

Contact Us
Transitional Programs Office
Shoreline Community College
FOSS Building, Room 5205
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Times
9:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

No afternoon classes during the summer

(Cannot be taken with morning and afternoon ESL classes.)
6 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
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