English as a Second Language (ESL)

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Beth Prevo ESL Instructor
253.680.7482
bprevo@bates.ctc.edu

Karrie Zylstra ESL Instructor
253.680.7304
kzylstra@bates.ctc.edu

 

IBEST Truck Driving 

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 Practical Nurse and Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level.

Hours

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

Registration

Interested in learning more or registering for classes?

Come to an orientation and take the placement test:

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., in Room E307B, Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus, 1101 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

Contacts

  • Karrie Zylstra, Practical Nurse I-BEST, 253.680.7304, kzylstra@bates.ctc.edu
  • Beth Prevo, Commercial Truck Driving I-BEST, 253.680.7482, bprevo@bates.ctc.edu