Program Overview

ESOL Levels 1 through 3 are non-credit classes. Levels 4 and 5 can be taken either as non-credit or credit classes. Levels 6 through 8 are credit classes. Twenty-four credits of ESOL courses may be applied to the Associates Degree or the Oregon Transfer Degree. The cost of ESOL classes ranges from a moderate fee to full college tuition. Also see Fees and Economic Fee Waivers.

Level Credit / Hours Class Class Class Cost
Basic ESOL for daily living
1 3, 6, or 9 non-credit hours ESOL 10 Non-credit cost: $27.60, $55.20 or $82.80 per class
2 3, 6, or 9 non-credit hours ESOL 20
3 3, 6, or 9 non-credit hours ESOL 30
Transitional ESOL
4 4 non-credit hours per class

(For international students only: 4 credit hours per class)
Writing 42 / 42N Reading 40 / 40N Communication 44 / 44N

Non-credit cost: $110.40 per class

Credit cost: standard college tuition and fees

5 4 non-credit hours per class

4 credit hours per class
Writing 152 / 152N Reading 150 / 150N Communication 154 / 154N
Academic ESOL
6 5 credit hours per class Writing 162 Reading 160 Communication 164

Credit cost: standard college tuition and fees

7 5 credit hours per class Writing 252 Reading 250 Communication 254
8 5 credit hours per class Writing 262 Reading 260 Communication 264

Estimated Time to Complete the Program

Each class in Levels 1 through 3 is designed to be completed in two to three terms. Each class in Levels 4 though 8 is designed to be completed in one term. A student’s rate of progress through the program is affected by a number of factors, such as native language, educational background, living situation, work schedule, and time available to study and practice.

Noncredit Fee Waivers

Class Fee Waivers
ESOL students in Levels 1 - 5 who cannot pay the class fee can ask their instructor for a Class Fee Waiver form. To qualify, a student must show proof of participation in Food Stamp Benefits, Oregon Health Plan, Dislocated Workers Program, or YES/MAP/TRIO programs. All class and tech fees can be waived for Level 1 - 3 students. Students who are in Level 4 or 5 can only waive the class and tech fees for one class each term.