English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

We offer six levels of ESL classes that are available in the day and evening which help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. In addition, we offer two academic levels available in the daytime that prepare students to enter our college level classes or professional technical programs. 

Become a Student

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  • After you apply, we will send you a letter about taking the placement test.
  • Sign up for class! – We will send you a letter with information to register for classes.


  • Classes cost $25 per quarter (some applicants can qualify to take classes for free).
  • Book 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 (ESL/ABE/GED)
FOSS Building, Room 5205

Debby Hunter
ESL Program Coordinator
(206) 546-4602

Aura Rios-Erickson
ESL Advisor
(206) 546-4566

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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