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

Classes are available at the following locations:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD

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

Mondays - Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 6 through Mar. 5

Spring Quarter runs: Mar. 17 through May 10

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Fall session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 6
  • Session #2 - Jan. 21

Spring Quarter runs: Apr. 1 through June 11

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 11
  • Session #2 - Apr. 25
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Spring session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Mar. 31
  • Session #2 - Apr. 14

Pierce College Puyallup

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Winter session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 6
  • Session #2 - Jan. 21

Spring Quarter runs: Apr. 1 through June 11

    Last day to register for returning students:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 11
  • Session #2 - Apr. 25
    Mandatory new student orientations for the Spring session will be held:
  • Session #1 - Mar. 31
  • Session #2 - Apr. 14

Tillicum Elementary School

8514 Maple Street SW, Lakewood
Free childcare available.
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Monday - Thursday, 8:30a.m.-11 a.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: Apr 7 through June 12

Monday - Thursday, 8:30a.m.-11:05a.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

Pierce County Skills Center - Puyallup

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m.-8:35 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: Apr 7 through June 12

Monday - Thursday, 6p.m.-8:35p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

Goodwill Industries - Tacoma

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Mondays through Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-7:20 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: Apr. 7 through June 11

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

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

Lakeview Hope Academy

10501 47th Avenue S.W., Lakewood
Free childcare available.
Call 253-964-7325 for more information.

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m.-8:20 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: Apr. 7 through June 12

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6p.m.- 8:20 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

LNW at Our Savior Lutheran Church

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

Winter Quarter runs: Jan. 7 through March 19

Mondays through Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Jan. 17
  • Session #2 - Feb. 3
  • Session #3 - Feb. 18
  • Session #4 - Feb. 20

Spring Quarter runs: Apr. 7 through June 11

Mondays through Wednesdays, 6 p.m.- 8:20 p.m.

    Last day to register:
  • Session #1 - Apr. 17
  • Session #2 - Apr. 30
  • Session #3 - May 14
  • Session #4 - May 15

Additional classes in Computer Basics, Reading Improvement, Job Readiness, and Transition to College are also available to ESL students.

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

Fort Steilacoom

Phone: 253-964-6657
CAS 302
Cascade Bldg

Puyallup

Phone: 253-840-8463
ADM 159
Gaspard Administration Bldg.