Adult Basic Education ESL

Learn Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing

Adult Basic Education ESL (basic skills) provides ESL classes to non-native-English-speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens.

Tuition is $25 per quarter.

We offer:

  • Six levels - Beginning Literacy through Advanced
  • Day, afternoon and evening schedules in fall, winter, or spring - choices include: 7:30 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 4:50 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.
  • Summer classes - 8 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | noon | 6 p.m.
  • ESL Skills Lab - for students in Level 1-4
  • ESL Language Lab - for students in Level 4-6
  • Preparation for College - We offer advanced ESL classes to help you prepare for college classes in subjects like Allied Health, and Business. Math classes are also available for students in levels 4 and above. We also have a Transitions Case Manager who can help you plan for college, learn what steps you need to take to start college, and give you information about Financial Aid. Learn more about taking college classes after ESL and how to meet with the Transitions Case Manager.

How to Get Started

Call 425.640.1478 for advising and directions. You can also visit the ABE ESL program in Mukilteo Hall -- room 304 or 309. New students, make an appointment for a 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 425.640.1518 for information about other ESL programs.