Take steps toward a better life. Learn English at Yakima Valley College

Yakima Valley College is now enrolling students for spring quarter English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes. ELA, also known as ESL, is the study of English by non- or limited English-speaking adults who want to learn English. Classes combine listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills.​​

“I highly recommend this program to everyone trying to learn or improve their English,” said student Linh Heintz. “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.”

Contact the YVC 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. Spring quarter begins March 29. Day and night classes provide flexibility for busy, working students. Tuition is only $25 per quarter.

ELA classes are offered at five locations throughout the Yakima Valley. Call for site specific schedules. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

  • Yakima Campus: S. 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902    509.574.6850
  • Grandview Campus: 500 West Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930             509.882.7000
  • Ellensburg Learning Center: 401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926 509.201.1269
  • Toppenish Learning Center: 720 W. 3rd Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948      509.834.4550
  • La Casa Hogar: 106 S. 6th Street, Yakima, WA 98901                                         509.457.5058

Press Release Contacts:
Dustin Wunderlich / 509.574.6870 / dwunderlich@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu