English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

Are you interested in learning English or improving your English language skills? 

Bates Technical College provides English as Second Language classes for non-native English speakers and to improve English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

We offer various levels of ESL classes that accommodate your work, life or academic goals.

If you have any questions or would like to enroll, please email Angela Driver, adriver@batestech.edu.

Cost and eligibility

  • $25 per quarter (ask for fee waivers!)
  • Open to adults age 18 and older

Class Schedule

Summer Quarter 2023: June 13-Aug. 16, 2023

Downtown Campus, 1101 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

South Campus, 2201 South 78th Street, Tacoma
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5-8:20 p.m.

We also have a 100% online option available!

Fall Quarter 2023: Sept. 25-Dec. 8, 2023

Details to come.

Winter Quarter 2024: Jan. 2-March 13, 2024

Details to come.

How to enroll

Please note: If you have, or you are applying for, non-immigrant status (F-1, J-1, M-1 or B-1/B-2), please email International Student Services at ysun@batestech.edu.