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ESOL classes can help change your life

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Chemeketa offers day and evening classes to improve your ability to understand, speak, read or write in English.

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Beginning through advanced level ESOL classes are offered in –

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Technology

In addition to classes, ESOL students have access to workshops, advising and language and computer labs. We also help you prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Non-credit students must pay a non-refundable $70 fee when they register each term.

Books and parking are not included in the registration fee. Students must buy their textbooks and parking permits.

Students are required to participate in an orientation. To learn more about program requirements and how to enroll, call the ESOL office at 503.399.6298.

  • Classes called ESOL are non-credit
  • English as a Non-Native Language (ENL) classes earn college credit

ESOL instruction is also offered at our Yamhill Valley Campus.

  • CLASS DAYS & HOURS

    Day Classes

    • Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11:50 am and 12:30-1:20 pm
    • Friday, 8:30-11:20 am Technology (offered as needed)

    Evening Classes

    • Monday-Thursday, 6-8:50 pm
    • Friday, 6-8:50 pm Technology (offered as needed)

    Language Lab

    • Monday-Thursday, 8 am-4 pm and 6-8:50 pm
    • Closed Fridays
  • HOW TO ENROLL

    Entry placement is determined by testing. If you are a new student, you must come into test at the ESOL Office, Bldg.22, Rm.100 on the Salem campus.

    To set up a testing appointment please call our office at 503.399.6298.

    Testing may take up to three hours and can be split between two days if needed. A Testing/Application fee of $15 is charged to applicants seeking to enroll in the ESOL program.

    After you have completed testing, you will be assigned an ESOL level based on the following skills 

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Speaking

    New students will be contacted to join the ESOL program as space is available at their level. Students are required to participate in an orientation.