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Future Students

Why Students Take ESOL Classes

All ESOL students are working to achieve different personal goals, such as learning enough English to meet daily communication needs, conducting business, getting involved in their children's education and interacting in their community. Most ESOL students also have work- or education-related goals, such as GED or high school completion, professional or technical training, professional development, or continuation of college studies within an English-speaking medium.

How to Get Started

  1. Decide where and when you would like to attend classes (The Dalles or Hood River).
  2. Come to a class. Staff will help you to register and take a placement test.
  3. Based on your placement test, staff will tell you which level you should attend.
  4. Attend the class on a regular schedule; it is the best way to improve your English skills.
  5. You will need to pay for the class. Staff will show you where to pay your tuition. There are waivers available for students who are not working or are unable to pay for the class. Your instructor can provide you with the paperwork.