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Pierce College's highly successful, integrated ESL classes are designed to meet the language and life skills needs of our immigrant community. Classes meet 6-12 hours per week and are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Tuition is $25 per quarter. Tuition waivers may be available for eligible students.

Day, afternoon and evening classes are available at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom 253-964-7325 and Pierce College Puyallup 253-840-8463. New students must first attend an orientation, then take a placement test to register for classes. Please call to make an appointment for orientation and for more information.

Note: Students who are on B-1, B-2, F1, M1, or J1 visas must register for classes through the International Education program.

Classes are available at the following locations:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD

Fort Lewis, Stone Education Center
Call 253-964-6567 for more information.

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Spring Quarter runs: March 30 - June 1

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Call 253-964-6657 for more information.
Day, afternoon and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Spring Quarter runs: March 30 - June 12

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 10
  • Session #2 - Apr. 24

New students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting classes. Please call 253-964-6657 for more information.

Pierce College Puyallup

1601 39th Avenue SE, Puyallup, WA 98374
Call 253-840-8463 for more information.
Day, afternoon and evening classes are available. Please call for the schedule.

Spring Quarter runs: March 30 - June 12

Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 10
  • Session #2 - Apr. 24

New students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting classes. Please call 253-840-8455 for more information.

Tillicum Elementary School

8514 Maple Street SW, Lakewood
Free childcare available. Child must be at least two years old and potty trained.
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: April 6 - June 11

Mondays - Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 16
  • Session #2 - Apr. 29
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 14

Pierce County Skills Center - Puyallup

16117 Canyon Road E, Puyallup
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: April 6 - June 11

Tuesday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 16
  • Session #2 - Apr. 29
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 14

Goodwill Industries - Tacoma

714 S 27th Street, Tacoma, Room 313
Free childcare available.
Call 253-840-8463 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: April 6 - June 10

Monday - Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 16
  • Session #2 - Apr. 29
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 14

Lakeview Hope Academy

10501 47th Avenue S.W., Lakewood
Free childcare available. Child must be at least two years old and potty trained.
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: April 6 - June 11

Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 16
  • Session #2 - Apr. 29
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 14

LNW at Our Savior Lutheran Church

4519 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446
Free childcare available.
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: March 30 - June 10

Monday - Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 10
  • Session #2 - Apr. 24
  • Session #3 - May 8
  • Session #4 - May 14

FIR AT FIRGROVE ELEMENTARY

13918 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98373
Free childcare available.
Call 253-840-8463 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: April 6 - June 11

Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 16
  • Session #2 - Apr. 29
  • Session #3 - May 12
  • Session #4 - May 14

Note: Students who are on B-1, B-2, F1, M1, or J1 visas must register for classes through the International Education program.

WORK SOURCE IN THE LAKEWOOD TOWNE CENTER

5712 Main Street SW, Suite 200, Lakewood, WA
Call 253-964-6657 for more information.

Spring Quarter runs: Apr 6 – Jun 11

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Last day to register:
  • Session #1 – Apr. 16
  • Session #2 – Apr. 29
  • Session #3 – May 12
  • Session #4 – May 14

Fort Steilacoom

Phone: 253-964-6657
CAS 302
Cascade Bldg

Puyallup

Phone: 253-840-8463
ADM 106
Gaspard Administration Bldg.