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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 
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ESL Levels 1 & 2 Class
ESL Levels 3 & 4 class
ESL Students 
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 Class ESL Levels 1-4   Web


Levels 1&2

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. 

Levels 3&4

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 the computer outside of class. Students will receive computer training in class to learn basic computer literacy skills and how to use the online learning website. 


Language Exchange

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.

We ask for a 3-month commitment and suggest that partners meet for 1-2 hours a week. To request a language exchange partner, please fill out the application.

Spanglish JH
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.

Explore more information about Spanglish JH

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.


Contact Us

ESL Office and Classroom

240 S. Glenwood Ave.

Center for the Arts Buliding Room 305

(307) 734-3429

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