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ESL - English as a Second Language
ESL - English as a Second Language


Spokane provides English literacy classes throughout Spokane County.  Some of the classes are free, and others require a fee. 

Spokane has become home to many non-English speaking residents from countries like China, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. 


Local Organizations
Additional Resources


Daily Dose FREE English classes to anyone who wants help improving English speaking skills.  Classes are held throughout the Spokane Region, often in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  These classes are very basic - teaching words and phrases used in everyday situations such as:  going to the doctor, to the post office, to a restaurant, or shopping, meeting new people, etc.  To find a class in your area contact: 
Bob and Janet Rands
(509) 926-5154 
email:  randsrobert@gmail.com

Gonzaga University
GU Center for Global Engagement - English Language
Schoenberg Center
502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA  99258
email:  elc@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6454

Language Line Solutions
Personal Interpreter Program
1-800-752-6096
http://www.languageline.com  - Click on the Personal Interpreter Services, or Need an Interpreter Now link to sign up. (Calls are billed for the minutes an interpreter is on the phone with you, charing your credit card which is registered on their website.)
Language Line Solutions interpreters listen to your limited English speaking customer, analyze their message and accurately convey its original meaning to you or your staff member.

Spokane College of English Language (SCEL)
718 W. Riverside, Suite 200
(across the street from the bus station)
Spokane, WA  
(509) 321-7367  
http://www.usa-english.com/en/spokane

Spokane County Libraries
English as a second language courses for 50 non-English languages
12004 E. Main Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA  99206
(509) 893-8400
http://www.scld.org

Spokane Community College
ESL (English as a Second Language)
2917 W. Ft Wright Drive
Spokane, WA   99224
(509) 533-4671
A placement test is required before taking the course.
http://www.iel.spokane.edu/abe/esl.php

Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA   99224
(509) 533-3500 or 533-4113
http://www.spokanefalls.edu/academic/esl/home.aspx

Spokane International Translation

104 S. Freya, Ste 104
Lilac Flag Bldg
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 327-8064
sit@perciba.com
http://www.spokanetranslations.com
Interpreting and written translations for legal, business, and the medical community.  Personal documentation translations - birth certificates, adoptions, and more. 

Spokane Public Library
906 W. Main Avenue
Spokane, WA   99201
(509) 444-5300
Learn English from books, sound recordings, and video recordings.
http://www.spokanelibrary.org/index.php?page=research&cat=findthebest&id=131

World Relief Spokane 
1522 N. Washington, Ste 204
(509) 484-9829
http://www.worldreliefspokane.org
(see their page on our site under the Resources tab)