​​​​​​​​​​English Language Acquisition

(Formerly ESL)

Learning English can be the first step to a better life for you and your family. ELA classes help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English. Classes are affordable and various levels of instruction are available to match your current English skills. Our classes are appropriate for students who want to get started learning English all the way to those preparing for college-level work.

What our students say

“The experience I had as a student with the ESL and ABE teachers attending YVC was wonderful, pleasant, and helpful for my education and to be better as a human being, because I became more patient and passionate in all what I do.”

“I highly recommend this program to everyone trying to learn or improve their English. As a person who did not have much education and studying experience, I’ve learned a lot and now I am able to communicate more in English.”

 “I would recommend YVC to others wanting to earn a degree. Every instructor I have had has always been willing to help me whenever I needed something. Receiving financial assistance helped me a lot. I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to pay for my education.”


Enrollment is ongoing. Classes are open entry​/open exit, but usually fill early in the quarter.​

Tuition is $25 per quarter.



Contact the location you wish to attend to get the current entrance assessment schedule. You do not need an appointment, availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 509.574.6850 or email ccr@yvcc.edu.


Get scheduled for a phone interview with an ELA instructor to be placed into the appropriate course level.


Upon completion of the assessment, students will be registered to their classes and begin their studies. The tuition fee is $25. Pay online or call cashier 509.574.4660.

Getting Started

Once signed up, students will get scheduled for a phone interview with an ELA instructor to be placed into the appropriate course level. Classes are available in person or online during Fall 2021, with laptops available to borrow. If you take a course online, you will interact with your instructor remotely in real-time.

The ELA classes are designed for immigrants, refugees, permanent residents, and U.S. citizens. People on student or tourist visas are not eligible and should contact the International Student Program at 509.574.4885 or isp@yvcc.edu.

Contact Us

Call 509.574.6850

Email: ccr@yvcc.edu

Campus Locations and Learning Centers

Yakima Campus

​ S. 16th & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 (Sundquist​​)

Grandview Campus

500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930​


401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926


720 West Third Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948


2590 Yakima Valley HWY, Sunnyside, WA 98944

La Casa Hogar

106 S. 6th St, Yakima, WA 98901