English as a Second Language

Programs for adult students who wish to improve their oral and written communication skills for work, community, and academic goals.

If you are not a permanent U.S. resident, you should explore your options through International Programs.

Determine when you want to take ESL courses

We offer daytime intensive ESL courses, an evening community ESL program, and a ESL to credit bridge program.

Complete the ESL Application

Once you complete your application, you'll receive a confirmation email. You can then log into the admissions portal to check the status of your application and see your next steps. Once your application has been processed, you'll receive your L-Number (Student ID Number) and student email. You'll need your L Number to complete the rest of the admissions steps. If you need help with this form, contact the ESL office at eslstudentservices@lanecc.edu or 541-463-5253.

Start a new application or Log into the admissions portal

Take a placement test

All students, no matter their current English ability, can take English as a Second Language classes at Lane Community College. All new students need to take a placement test to determine the best level for them to begin. The tests assess a student’s ability in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. If you need any assistance, contact the ESL office at (541) 463-5253 or email at eslstudentservices@lanecc.edu.

After your application has been processed, find a link to placement testing in your application portal

Register for Classes

That's it! You're ready to register.

Will this be your fist time taking a class from home? No worries! Register for FREE "Get Ready Workshops" to learn computer basics or refresh your skills. Contact us today for more information!

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