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English as a Second Language

We want you in our ESL Program!

Since 1978, the Gonzaga University’s ESL Program has been successfully helping students from all over the world achieve their English language goals. More than 8,500 students from more than 70 nations have made up the ELC student population since the program's inception. Our graduates work worldwide in such fields as business, engineering, teaching, health care, computer science, government, and more. We hope you consider joining our vibrant campus community.

Why Gonzaga ESL?

We will help you develop your language and intercultural skills holistically by helping you engage in community connections. We do this in our classes and through after-class activities such as Global Conversation and field trips. In our classes, we engage you in collaborative projects and exchanges with Gonzaga students and other Spokane community members, immigrants and refugees in Spokane, museum visits, city tours, and many more educational excursions.

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502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258