Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

English Language Acquisition

If you would like to improve your English language skills, our English Language Acquisition (ELA) program provides English language instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and college readiness. These skills can help you prepare for the transition to high school completion, College and Career Bridge, college certificate and degree programs, and employment.

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals with limited English skills who are age 19 or older OR who have graduated from high school are eligible to enroll in ELA classes.
  • Individuals age 16-18 who have not graduated from high school may enroll after providing a high school release form (obtainable from the high school in your current district), or if homeschooled, a notarized statement of homeschooling.
  • Individuals with a student or au pair (F1, M1, or J1) visa 4 should contact the International Student Office for information on class options.

How to Register

Day and Evening classes are available for beginning to advanced students.

Mount Vernon Campus: New students should register for ELA 010 “ELA Orientation.” Orientation classes are usually held the week before classes start. For more information, visit Lewis Hall room L127 or call 360.416.7640.

Whidbey Island Campus (Oak Harbor): Students should enroll in the ELA course offered that quarter. Assistance with registering is available at Student Services in Oak Hall. For more information, call 360-679-5319 or e-mail: [email protected].

What is the Cost?

ELA tuition is $25 per quarter. You may take more than one ELA class at no extra cost. A tuition waiver is available for those who qualify.

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