English as a Second Language
ESL classes are designed to help improve general English language skills for work, everyday life and to help prepare students for mainstream college-level courses. Our teachers care about your success and we understand that every single lesson can make a difference. Students in the program will also learn computer skills that will assist them in future employment and educational opportunities.
To enroll in the ESL Program, come to Room 305 in the Center for the Arts during registration week to fill out an application and take a placement test.
|Registration Week||August 29-September 1, 4:30-8:30pm|
|Open Registration||Tuesdays, September 5 - October 31, 4:00-6:00|
|ESL Classes||September 5 - December 14|
|Awards Night||December 14|
|Location||Center for the Arts, Room 305|
|Cost||$25 textbook fee, fee waivers available|
|ESL Levels 1 & 2 Class||www.schoology.com|
|ESL Levels 3 & 4 class||www.schoology.com|
|ESL: Levels 1 & 2||T/W/Th (3 nights)||6:30-8:30 PM|
|ESL: Levels 3&4||M/T/Th (3 nights)||6:30-8:30 PM|
|ONLINE LEARNING (ENSENANZA A DISTENCIA PARA ESL)|
|Online Learning Class||ESL Levels 1-4||Web|
This class will introduce basic grammar structures and everyday vocabulary that will help beginning English speakers interact better with people in the workplace and in the community. Each unit will incorporate interactive speaking, listening, and reading activities, as well as workbook exercises. Songs, holiday activities, computer literacy activities, and civics lessons will also be a part of this course.
This class will explore advanced ESL texts based on the needs and desires of the students. Students will learn to develop fluid conversational skills, improve reading comprehension, and apply advanced grammatical constructs in writing. Holiday activities, computer literacy activities, and civics lessons will also be integrated into the course.
Online Learning for ESL
Online learning is an essential component of the ESL program which allows students the flexibility of learning English on a digital device (computer, tablet, smart phone) outside of class. Students will learn how to use the online learning website and will receive technology training in class to learn basic computer and digital literacy skills.
Want to improve your English or Spanish communication skills? Join our group of local members of the community in fun bilingual and cultural conversations.
Language Exchange Partners
An ESL student will be paired up with native English speakers from the Jackson Hole community to practice English outside of class while teaching the other partner his or her native language. Pairs will go through a 1-hour training and then arrange their own meetings in the future – a chat over coffee, making a meal together, going for a hike, or skiing together. The experience is up to the pair.
Sign up for a language exchange partner by completing the application.
Spanglish JH is a group of fun, motivated people who are passionate about building relationships while practicing conversational Spanish and English. The group is held off- campus and coordinated by volunteers.
This is a non-credit program and we cannot serve J-1 au pair and F-1 international student visas due to government restrictions. Please see our main CWC office for information on community and credit courses.
ESL Office and Classroom
240 S. Glenwood Ave.
Center for the Arts, Room 305