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Idaho State University

ESL - English as a Second Language


A FREE service for all community members.

The Adult Education program offers free, non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults 16 years of age or older.

ESL classes help students speak, read, write, and understand English to communicate more effectively in the community, prepare for higher-level instruction, or enter the workplace. Beginning and advanced ESL classes, including special conversation sections, are offered.

A class combining instruction in both ESL and American civics is also available and may be of particular interest to students seeking American citizenship.

Enrollment Requirements (for Pocatello location only):

  • Interview with the program director, Korey Mereness. Call 208-282-2485 and schedule appointment with Mary Guyton, administrative assistant
  • Required to earn minimum of 70 hours of attendance through class and homework assignments
  • Complete pre-test AND post-test

Classes are available on the ISU campus and in Outreach Centers throughout southeast Idaho.

English as a Second Language Courses (ESL):

  • Beginning English
  • Intermediate English
  • Advanced English
  • Conversation
  • Civics


Contact Us

208- 643-3944‬‬



777 Memorial Drive

Roy F. Christensen Building #48, 3rd Floor, Room 374


Daytime Hours: 
Monday- Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Evening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.