If you'd like to take clases with us, please contact us at (425) 739-8359 to schedule or to begin your intake process. Please leave a voice message with your
name and phone number. You can also email us at AcademicSupportCenter@lwtech.edu.
Due to the college closure, placement testing may be done on the phone/computer during 2020 Fall quarter. Additional information on testing will be provided soon.
Thomas (Tom) Grismer is available to help ESL students with questions about Canvas, webmail, or other online classroom issues.
Monday and Thursday
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
You can also email to arrange meeting via Zoom during other hours.
If you want to improve your English to become a better parent, worker, and community member, this program can accommodate you in day or evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the Kirkland campus.
Note: The ESL/ABE Program is intended for Citizens, Immigrants and Refugees. It is not intended for F1, M1, J1, B1 and B2 visas. The ESL/ABE Program does not require and/or process any documentation related to visas or immigration status. If you need to apply for a student visa, please contact International Programs.
ESP placement testing is by appointment only! All prospective ESL students need to follow these steps.
Due to the college closure, please call (425) 739-8359 to make an appointment for your test. Due to the college closure, all placement tests will be online.
Due to the college closure, all placement tests will be online. Please call (425) 739-8359 to make an appointment for your test.
All ESL and ABE classes cost $25.00 per quarter, regardless of the number of credit taken.
Day, afternoon, and evening ESL classes are offered to immigrants and refugees at Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) Kirkland campus. Day classes are usually 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., afternoon classes are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and evening classes are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Depending on the level and the schedule, classes can meet from six (6) hours a week to 15 hours a week (3 hours a day). At each level, students work on improving all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
Beginning ESL Literacy
Under the Basic Skills program, on-line classes help students practice grammar and improve their reading and writing skills. Each quarter, LWTech offers special Orientation sessions. After taking a session, students submit weekly online assignments.
Two online classes are currently available to ESL and ABED students:
All ESL and ABE classes cost $25 per quarter, regardless of the number of credits
The Basic Skills program offers a special class to assist ESL/ABED student transition to college programs. Higher-level ESL and ABED students interested in the college's programs have the option to enroll in:
All ESL and ABE classes cost $25 per quarter, regardless of the number of credits taken.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.