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.
Quarters typically start in January, April, July and September.
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 evaluation. Students are then enrolled in classes based on their skills assessment results.
ESL classes at Pierce College can lead to obtaining a high school diploma, career training or pursuing a college degree. Learn more about ESL Program Pathways.
For questions, more information, or to start your enrollment process, please contact:
- Debbie Murphy - Fort Steilacoom Program Supervisor
253-964-6657 or email@example.com
- Christy Crandall - Puyallup Program Supervisor
253-840-8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ann Hayes-Garcia - District Program Coordinator
253-912-3657 or email@example.com
ESL Course Location
In addition to the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses, Pierce College ESL classes are offered at the following location:
LNW at Our Savior Lutheran Church
- 4519 112th St E, Tacoma
- Monday and Wednesday, online: 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church: 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.
- Contact: Debbie Murphy at 253-964-6657 or firstname.lastname@example.org