English as a Second Language (ESL)

Welcome to the English as a Second Language Program. This information is for people who are in this country as:


Mon.-Thurs.  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Transitional Programs Office

Shoreline Community College

FOSS Building, Room 5205

16101 Greenwood Ave. N

Shoreline, WA 98133


E-mail: dhunter@shoreline.edu
Phone 206 546-4602


Class Times

Morning  8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Afternoon  11:30 a.m.- 2:50 p.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.*

*Cannot be taken with morning and afternoon ESL classes.


Cost Per Quarter (Levels 1-6)

  Tuition $25
  Books $50-$100
+ Parking  $45 plus tax


  • refugees/parolees, or seeking asylum
  • permanent residents/green card holders
  • already applying for permanent residence
  • U.S. citizens

All other students, please visit the International Education website.



There are six basic skills levels plus two academic ESL levels. After completing level six, students can transition into other types of classes:

Apply - Become a Student

  1. Download, print and mail to the address in: the ESL application form.
  2. The ESL Program will contact you to arrange a free placement test.
  3. The ESL program will contact you by mail.
  4. After the ESL Program contacts you, go to the ESL Program Office for instructions about registration and payment.