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

Additional Opportunities

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 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

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

2535 Computer Skills Classes

Expand your computer skills to be an efficient student or employee including typing, emails, internet safety, finding information online, word processing, creating presentations and spreadsheets, and more. Classes, held in Boise, are free and you have access to use classroom computers. 

Computer Skills

2535 English Conversation Classes

Improve your English language skills through conversation. Free classes, held at the Meridian Library, begin in April.

English Conversation Classes

2535 Pre-Mechatronics Classes

Learn about and prepare for CWI's Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology program. Pre-Mechatronics classes will cover key concepts, help you begin building your digital skill set, and prepare you for exciting career opportunities. Classes begin Jan. 22 in Boise and are free of charge. 

Pre-Mechatronics Classes

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Canyon County Center
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