English as a Second Language (ESL)

How can the Transitional Studies Learning Center help me?

Our instructors can help you get signed up for your Shoreline student accounts and provide:

  • Free Tutoring
  • Technology Help
  • Extra Language Practice
  • and more!

When can you visit the TS Learning Center?

In person

  • Day - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Night - Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Online on Zoom

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Where is the Learning Center?

The Transitional Studies Learning Center is located in Room 1721 in the 1700 Building. 

ESL ABE Office

Do you have a question about the TS Learning Center? Email Patrick Rolland at prolland@shoreline.edu

Shoreline’s English as a Second Language program offers classes for non-native English speakers living in Washington state.

We offer eight levels of ESL classes to help students reach their English language goals for work, life, or academics. We have classes for beginner speakers up to upper-level academic English classes that prepare students to enter Shoreline's college level classes or professional technical programs.

If you have or are applying for non-immigrant status, such as an F-1 or J-1, please see International Education for program options and details.

Do you want to take ESL classes?

Start your application by clicking 'Apply Now'. Apply as soon as possible. Space in our ESL program fills quickly.


  1. Submit an application online
  2. We will contact you about the next available required orientation.
  3. After you complete the orientation, you will be able to take ESL classes at Shoreline.


  • Classes cost $25 per quarter (some students can qualify to take classes for free)
  • Book costs can vary from $30 to $100 dollars

Contact Us

Transitional Studies

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5205
(206) 705-8725
See the College's operating hours