English as a Second Language

Improve your English language skills in preparation for college, a career, and more at College of Western Idaho (CWI) with English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and career pathways. FREE classes are offered in Boise, Nampa, and various community locations. View the information below for details and steps to get started. 

Note: CWI's ESL program does not meet F-1 Visa requirements for international students. 

ESL students in a classroom

Boise ESL

Boise ESL is located at CWI's Ada County Center Mallard Building.

  • Visit ESL Classes in Boise to view class details.
  • To take classes at our Boise location, get started by scheduling an appointment. 

Schedule an Appointment with Boise ESL  

Nampa ESL

Nampa ESL is located at CWI's Canyon County Center.

  • Visit ESL Classes in Nampa to view class details.
  • To take classes at our Nampa location, get started by scheduling an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment with Nampa ESL

ESL students in a classroom
ESL students

Community Locations

In addition to classes in Boise and Nampa, CWI also offers ESL classes at the following community locations: 

To get started, contact: 

Alyson Tolman


Build your skills in preparation for college or a career, and improve your English language skills along the way by participating in the classes and workshops listed below. 

2535 Bridge to English 101

Prepare for college with reading and writing skills, digital tools, resources, and coaching. Classes are held at CWI's Ada County Center Mallard Building in Boise. 

Bridge to English 101 – Summer 2023 Bridge to English 101 – Fall 2023

2535 Build Your Business

Develop the skills to be a successful small business owner including how to write a business plan, marketing, social media, finances, accounting, and more. Classes, held in Boise, are free and begin in September. 

Build Your Business

2535 Digital Skills Classes

Learn typing and basic computer skills, how to find information online, create presentations and other documents, and more using Google Apps™. Classes begin every eight weeks in Boise. 

Digital Skills Classes

2535 Apple Computer Classes

Learn how to create digital documents, use applications, computer coding concepts, how to create apps, and explore Information Technology career pathways. Classes are free, and various times and locations are available. 

Apple Computer Classes

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Canyon County Center
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