English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Downtown Campus

Beth Prevo ESL Instructor



Want to learn English and study for your degree or certificate? We can help! Is language a barrier to your pursuit of a degree or certificate?

If you struggle with English and need to upgrade your language skills, and you want to earn a degree or certificate, then these may be perfect programs for you.

Bates Technical College's English as a Second Language department has free English classes that are integrated with career training programs. With Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST), we can help you boost literacy and English skills while you earn a credential.

Currently, we offer I-BEST programs in multiple programs.


These classes are usually 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Please call, email or stop by to register or confirm the times.


Interested in learning more or registering for classes?

Come to an orientation and take the placement test:

Downtown Campus Assessment Center

Please contact the Assessment Center Room M216 at 253-680-7030 or email testing@bates.ctc.edu for up to date information about CASAS test times and location.