A TCH student smiles while taking English classes.

Tacoma Community House’s English classes help adults improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. We have classes all year-round, Monday through Thursday, at various times in order to accommodate students’ schedules. Classes go from Level 1 (basic) to Level 6 (advanced).

Why take English classes?

Life in the United States is challenging for people who do not speak English. By learning the language in a supportive, welcoming environment, students gain the confidence to use English in everyday situations. That might be answering the phone, filling out forms at the doctor’s office, or helping a child with homework! People who speak English also have a much easier time finding jobs and enrolling in school/training programs.

Cost, Eligibility & Schedule

  • $25 per quarter (ask about our scholarships and fee waivers!)
  • Open to adults 18 and older
  • 2021 Class Quarters
    • Winter Quarter – January 19th – March 25th
    • Spring Quarter – April 12th – June 24th
    • Summer Quarter – July 12th – September 16th
    • Fall Quarter – October 4th – December 16th
  • Classes run Monday through Thursday at various times
    • Morning (9am-12pm)
    • Afternoon (1-3pm)
    • Evening (6-8pm)

How to Enroll

If you are interested in taking English classes, you must attend an information session at Tacoma Community House (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405). Information sessions allow new students to learn about the program, complete intake paperwork, and schedule a testing appointment. We use these test results to determine what level of classes will be right for you.

  1. Visit our calendar to see information session dates and times
  2. Bring what you have:
    • Picture ID
    • Social Security Card
    • Pay Stub or DSHS Award Letter
    • Green Card
    • VISA
    • I-94

Questions? Contact:

Charlene McKenzie, Education Services Assistant
(253) 383-3951