Classes for non-native speakers of English - ESL
503-491-7333 / Español: 503-491-7675
Do you want to learn English? Mt. Hood Community College offers excellent ESL classes through the Adult Basic Skills department. Our program is designed to help you improve your English language skills so that you can communicate well with others and achieve your goals as a community member, lifelong learner, family member and worker here in the United States. Classes are available during the day and in the evenings, at two different locations.
Si usted habla español, por favor llame al 503-491-7675 para preguntas acerca del programa de ESL y clases de GED en español.
How to Begin
First, call the office at 503-491-7333 to arrange a time to take an assessment test. This test will help to place you in the right class. There are different levels offered, from beginning to high.
Classes are 11 weeks long during the fall term, 10 weeks during winter and spring terms, and eight weeks during the summer. Fall classes begin in September, Winter classes begin in January and Spring classes begin in March. Check the Academic Calendar for exact dates: Academic Calendar.
Our instructors are highly qualified. All have Masters Degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language or in a related field, and many have years of experience living and teaching English in different countries around the world.
Benefits to Students
As a student at Mt. Hood Community College you are entitled to free use of facilities including the computer lab, library, gym and swimming pool. You will receive a student ID card when you enroll in class.
ESL Class Descriptions
The ABS Career & Academic Pathways Scholarship (CAPS)
This Scholarship is for students who have completed ABS (includes: OPABS, GED, ESL) courses at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) and are on track to enroll in college classes at Mt. Hood Community College. It will cover up to 15 MHCC credits. Download and print the scholarship application packet at the following link, or pick up a copy of the application in the MHCC Adult Basic Skills office (room 2660).