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Registration

We cannot accept the following Visas in our program: B-1, B-2, F-1,F-2, M-1, J-1, J-2, W-1, C-1. If a student identifies one of these Visas, they must be directed to Pierce College’s International Education department.

Currently enrolling for Spring Term

Summer and Fall Term registration begins soon.  

For Spring Term and Summer Term, our classes are taught online.

Program Information

Pierce College's highly successful, integrated ESL classes are designed to meet the language needs of our immigrant community. Courses include social studies, language, writing, mathematics, reading, history and science. Classes meet 8-12 hours per week and are available mornings, afternoons or evenings. Classes are offered at sites throughout Pierce County and at the Fort Steilacoom or Puyallup campuses.

Pierce College also offers the I-DEA (Integrated Digital English Acceleration) program. Students use technology in the classroom to learn English as a second language. Students improve their English language, technology and career-readiness skills. The I-DEA program is offered at the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses.

New students need to attend an orientation and be scheduled for state required testing. Students are then enrolled in classes based on their skills assessment results.

Contact Us

For questions, more information, or to start your enrollment process, please contact:

ESL Course Locations

In addition to the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses, Pierce College ESL classes are offered at the following locations:

Lakewood

Tillicum Youth and Family Center

  • 14511 W Thorne Ln SE, Lakewood
  • Free childcare available. Child must be at least 2 years old and be toilet trained.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45–11:50 a.m.
  • Contact: Debbie Murphy at 253-964-6657 or dmurphy@pierce.ctc.edu

Milgard Family Hope Center - Boys and Girls Club

  • 10402 Kline Street SW, Lakewood
  • Free childcare available. Child must be at least 2 years old and be toilet trained.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6–8:10 p.m.
  • Contact: Debbie Murphy at 253-964-6657 or dmurphy@pierce.ctc.edu 

Joint Base Lewis McChord

  • Stone Education Center 
    6242 Colorado Ave.    
    Room C-109
    Fort Lewis
  • Summer:  9-11:40  MTWTH  (July 6-Sept 8)
  • Fall: 9-11:20  MTWTH  (Sept 20-Dec 8)
  • Contact: Debbie Murphy at 253-964-6657 or dmurphy@pierce.ctc.edu

Tacoma

LNW at Our Savior Lutheran Church

  • 4519 112th St E, Tacoma
  • Free childcare available. Child must be at least 2 years old and be toilet trained.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Debbie Murphy at 253-964-6657 or dmurphy@pierce.ctc.edu

Puyallup

Firgrove Elementary School

  • 13918 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA, 98373
  • Free childcare available. Child must be at least 2 years old and be toilet trained.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6–8:10 p.m.
  • Contact: Christy Crandall at 253-840-8463 or ccrandall@pierce.ctc.edu