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ESL / English to Speakers of Other Languages


WINTER QUARTER DATES:

Winter quarter starts Monday, January 6th.

Olympic College offers beginning through advanced courses in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL or ESL). These non-credit courses are intended for non-native English speakers, and refugees wanting to learn how to read, write, speak and understand English for both personal and employment reasons.

Per the SBCTC, no international students (F-1 or M-1 visa-holders, or “nannies”/au pairs here on J-1 visas) may be in any ABE/ESOL class, even if they or their sponsors offer to pay their full, unsubsidized share of the ABE/ESOL class cost. Instead, these students should contact the International Student Program about Intensive English classes.

Students on tourist or business (B-1, B-2) visas who take ABE/ESOL or other “short” classes may not be allowed to re-enter the United States.

NEW STUDENTS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CLASSES Seating is limited. Call 360.475.7278 to set up your appointment now.

  • Students between the ages of 16 and 19 years must be formally released from their local high school before enrolling in any Olympic College Adult Education program.

  •  Please contact the ESOL office at 360.475.7278 for orientation dates and times.
ESOL classes are offered at:  Olympic College Bremerton, Olympic College Shelton, and Olympic College Poulsbo.

Offsite locations include Boys & Girls Club in Belfair. 

Related Information

ABE
Frequently Asked Question for ESOL
The VIEW

Internet Information

Free Online Dictionary Help
Northwest LINCS Student Study Page

Contact Information

ESOL or ESL
Olympic College | 1600 Chester Ave. | Bremerton, WA 98337
360.475.7278

Elaine Williams-Bryant
Associate Dean
ewilliams@olympic.edu
360.475.7528

Cindy Metcalf
Adult Education Coordinator
cmetcalf@olympic.edu
360.475.7551

Irene Fjaerestad
Full Time Faculty
ifjaerestad@olympic.edu
360.475.7388
Office Hours: M/W 12:00-2:00pm
Or by appointment

Beth Pray
Program Coordinator
epray@olympic.edu
360.475.7527



Gary McMannon
Full Time Faculty
gmcmannon@olympic.edu
360.475.6545
Office hours: MW 1:30-3:30