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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Earn credits towards your high school diploma, prepare for the GED test, or refresh your basic skills in preparation for college. 

ESL classes available on campus and at various locations in the community. Tuition is just $25 per quarter with financial assistance available for those who need it.

 

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to help adult immigrant students age 16 years or older acquire English skills needed to pursue a career pathway in a demanding, technology driven job market, affordably and conveniently.

Students study English in the context of science, history, government, occupational education, health, fine arts, and digital literacy. Classes are available on campus, and at various locations including the Broadway Learning Center and Woodland High School. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.


Why take ESL classes?

  • Develop the English language skills required to transition into Adult Basic Education
  • Earn credits required to complete a Washington State High School Diploma
  • Prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam 

To accommodate students' busy schedules, face-to-face classes are available both morning and evening.


CASAS Testing

The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) is used to assess students' progress and English proficiency. It is a basic skills test that allows students to demonstrate their increasing knowledge and skills. It also helps instructors determine how to proceed with effective coursework.Typically CASAS tests are given at the end of the quarter.

 

Contact Transitional Studies

General Office

  360.442.2580
Fax: 360.442.2589
  transitionalstudies@lowercolumbia.edu

Asistencia en español

 Aléjandra Sanchez, Program Coordinator

  360.442.2585
  asanchez@lowercolumbia.edu

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