Boise Area ESL/English Classes


College of Western Idaho ESL

College of Western Idaho

Adult Basic Education (ABE) & English as a Second Language (ESL)
2323 Vista Ave, Boise, ID 208-562-2571
Free ESL English classes.

Higher level students will be referred for GED and college preparation classes if desired.
Call for registration schedule. Min age 16.
All students must register. (2 visits, 5-6hrs)

Mon./ Wed.- 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tues./ Thur. 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 7:00pm-9:00pm
3 locations in Boise.


English Language Center

The English Language Center provides employment
based language instruction and cultural orientations
to newly arrived refugees. Classes consist of 7
proficiency levels and meet 3 hours a day, 5 days
a week. The ELC also offers employability skills
training, workplace language training, and can design
job specific language training for your worksite.
Training and support for volunteer tutors is also available.

Monday- 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Boise & Garden City Libraries / The Learning Lab Boise 208-344-1335 Garden City 208-344-0057

Free computer assisted learning center for adults & families with children 0-6. Cost based on income & family size, possible scholarships. English Language Learning (ELL), Adult Basic Skills, GED prep. Preschoolers (2 mo- 6 yrs) & Parents as Partners, family literacy classes.

Monday- 9:00am-11:30am, 3:30pm-7:00pm*,6:30pm-8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-11:30am, 12:30-3:00pm, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-11:30am, 3:30pm-7:00pm*,6:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-11:30am,12:30-3:00pm, 6:30pm-8:00pm
* Open Lab
Common Ground
Job and Language Skills Training

Common Ground is an experiential job-training program for the refugee community.
We provide industry-wide job and language skills in a ‘classroom meets lab’ setting.
We emphasize job and language functionality, basic life skills and practical
workplace know-how.

•Customized training for your job site available. Contact for more details on how
The Momentum Group/ Common Ground can provide job skills & workplace English language
support to help your employees succeed!

•Contact: Aileen Hale, Director of Training @ (208) 860-55894


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