English Language Acquisition Classes

Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are designed to help adults learn survival English and reach a level of fluency that enables them to move into college training or academic programs. Classes begin at the lowest level for individuals looking to improve their basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, to more advanced Level 5-6 classes. We hold classes year-round, Monday through Thursday, at various times (morning, afternoon, and evening) to accommodate students’ schedules.

Why Learn English?
Navigating life in the United States can be a daunting challenge for immigrants and refugees who do not speak English. By learning the language in a supportive, low-risk environment, students foster the confidence to read, write, listen, and speak in everyday situations—from making a quick run to the grocery store to filling out forms at the doctor’s office. Individuals who have a handle on English also have a significantly easier time finding work and enrolling in other educational/technical/job training programs.

Cost: Classes are $25 per quarter and open to adults 18 and older.

How to Enroll

Those interested in ELA classes MUST attend an information session at Tacoma Community House, located at 1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA. Information sessions provide prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the program, complete intake paperwork, and schedule a preliminary testing appointment. Click here to see our calendar for upcoming ELA information sessions!

Charlene McKenzie, ELA Administrative Assistant
(253) 383-3951