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
  • 2022 Class Quarters
    • Winter Quarter – January 10 – March 24
    • Spring Quarter – April 11 – June 23
    • Summer Quarter – July 11 – September 1
    • Fall Quarter – September 26 – December 15
  • Classes run Monday through Thursday at various times, both in-person and online

How to Enroll

If you are interested in taking English classes, please contact Charlene McKenzie @ 253-383-3951 Ext 122 or at cmckenzie@tacomacommunityhouse.org for registration, program information, intake and to schedule a preliminary testing appointment

  • Bring what you have:
    • Picture ID
    • Social Security Card
    • Pay Stub or DSHS Award Letter
    • Green Card
    • VISA (certain VISA’s are not eligible)
    • I-94

Questions? Contact:

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