West Valley City English Initiative

In 2011, former West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder and Council Member Steve Buhler have prepared a proclamation encouraging all residents of West Valley City to learn English in an effort to unify the community. Read a copy of the proclamation.

The following is a list of groups offering English classes to the community. West Valley City does not endorse any of these providers; this list is provided as a courtesy. If you are a provider of English classes and would like to be added to the list, please provide your information.

West Valley City residents, or individuals that attend classes in West Valley City, who successfully complete an English class will be recognized with a Certificate of Achievement from the City at a City Council meeting in the spring or fall. Please have your instructor notify the City of your successful completion by calling 801-963-3220 or via email.

Local businesses and other organizations wishing to support those learning English may download and display a poster encouraging individuals to practice with you. Download the poster.

English Language Classes
Academy Park Elementary
4650 Westpoint Drive
West Valley City, UT 84119
Ph: 385-646-4750
Languages Offered: Spanish
Fees: Free
Description of Services: Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 - 11:30 a.m.

American One English School
1918 W. 4100 S.
West Valley City, UT 84119
Ph: 801-839-2222
Languages Offered: English
Fees: Varies
Description of Services: American One English Schools provide one of the best English programs in the United States. Dynamic classes help the student learn English in an efficient manner. Our goal is to enable students to implement their acquired English skills in their educational, professional and private lives.

Canyons School District - Entrada Adult High School
825 E. 9085 S.
Sandy, UT 84094
Ph: 801-826-6670
Website
Class Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Languages: English as a Second Language
Description of Services: Offers English as a Second Language classes designed for speakers of other languages to improve language skills. Students learn basic communication skills needed for employment and develop or improve English reading and writing skills.

Casa Chiapas
2210 W. Alexander St.
West Valley City, UT 84119
Ph: 801-972-2628
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Languages: Spanish
Fee: $15
Description of Services: English classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 7 - 8pm. Call 801-972-2628 to enroll.

Catholic Community Immigration Services of Utah

Address:
  • 250 E. 300 S.
    Suite 380
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • 437 W. 200 S.
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Ph:
  • 801-977-9119
  • 801-363-7710, ext. 1418
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Dinka, English, Farsi (Persian), French, Italian, Kakua, Nuer, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagolog, Togolese, Vietnamese.
Description of Services: Assists its new refugee arrivals with enrollment in appropriate English language training classes in the community. While CCS does not offer its own in house English training, volunteers may occasionally offer informal tutoring sessions to CCS refugees.

Daily Dose English Program
1457 N. 1200 W.
Orem, UT 84057
Ph: 801-557-0280
Website
Languages Offered: English
Fees: Free
Description of Services: These are free English classes for speakers of any language held in 35 locations by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The learning is done standing in a group "Huddle" and a Chinese speaker can learn in the same Huddle as a Spanish speaker and a Samoan speaker. All languages can learn English together because it is all done in complete English immersion. Call Elder Ken Deyhle at 801-557-0280 for locations and times. It is a free service to the community.

English Skills Learning Center
641 W. North Temple
Suite 70
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Ph: 801-328-5608
Website
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Languages: English, Spanish, translation services, classes available for many other languages.
Fee: Free 18+
Description of Services: Train and provides volunteers to tutor adults in English as a Second Language. Tutoring is free and is arranged at time and location convenient to both the student and tutor.

Granite Peaks
501 East 3900 South
Ph:
  • 385-646-4666
  • 385-646-5447
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Day program offered in February - evening program, Monday - Wednesday, 6 - 8:30 p.m., January 10 - March 23)
Languages: English
Fee: $30 for first class, $5 for each additional class, need proof of residency.
Description of services: Granite Peaks provides English instruction to adult refugees and immigrants speaking little or no English up through advanced levels of English.

Locations
Day / Evening Offerings
Granite Peaks Learning Center
501 E. 3900 S.
Salt Lake City, UT
Ph: 385-646-5447

Evening Classes Only
Granger High Campus
3690 S. 3600 W.
Room 130
West Valley City, UT 84119
Ph: 385-646-5325

Evening Classes Only
Kearns Campus
Front Hall, 5525 S. 4800 W.
Kearns, UT 84118
Ph: 385-646-5325

Guadalupe Schools
340 S. Goshen St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Ph: 801-531-6100
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Class hours Monday - Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.)
Languages: English, Spanish
Description of Services: Teaches English language classes free of charge to low-income adult immigrants and refugees planning to reside in Utah full time. Provides transportation when needed to English classes and provides child-care. Classes meet four nights per week for an average of eight months. Students exit the class when they feel they have the English comprehension and speaking skills.

Hello Channel
Alpine, Utah
Ph: 801-362-9463
Website
Languages Offered: English
Fees: Free Courses/Paid Courses
Description of Services: Hello Channel is an English-as-a-second-language education program designed to help anyone learn English quickly and easily. Our educational programs feature English videos with English subtitles so anyone from any background can follow along. We offer programs at all difficulty and age levels, and because it is Internet-based, you can access the lessons on YOUR schedule, from anywhere you can access the Internet.

Horizonte Instruction & Training Center
1234 S. Main St.
2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Ph: 801-578-8574
Website
Hours: Monday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.
Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Spanish, etc.
Fee: $35 morning class Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:25 p.m., $20 evening class M, T, Thurs 6 - 9 p.m.
Description of Services: Operates a multi-cultural, multi-lingual language school providing intense survival and pre-employment English as a Second Language instruction free of charge to refugees 18 years of age or older. Students must provide proper documentation of legal refugee’s status to qualify.

Inglés Para Latinos
700 S. 400 E.
Ph: 801-556-1763
Hours: Day and evening classes offered 6 days per week.
Languages: Spanish
Fee: $5 per week (attend up to 19 times per week)
Description of Services: Classes 6 days per week, day and night. Conversation and instructional, babysitting services included. Students design their own schedule and may change it when necessary


International Rescue Committee
1800 S. W. Temple
Suite 421
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Ph: 801-328-1091
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: Arabic, Farsi, French, Turkish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
Description of Services: Offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes free of charge to refugees. They are also able to assist with ESL at job sites.

Jewish Family Service
1111 E. Brickyard Road
Suite 109
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Ph: 801-746-4334
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English, Russian
Fee: Depends, but usually free for refugees of the Soviet Union, Iran.
Description of Services: Provides free English as a Second Language classes to those who are legally admitted into the United States from former Soviet Union and Iran.

Jordan School District Adult Education Program - Southpointe High School JATC
9301 S. Wight Fort Road (3400 West)
West Jordan, UT 84088
Ph: 801-256-5952
Website
Languages: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Description of Services: Offers English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. Classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels to adults of any nationality. Emphasis is placed on English speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension skills. Tuition is $50 for an 18-week semester.

Learning English Live
Orem, Utah
Ph: 888-510-2246
Website
Hours: Open 24/7
Languages; English
Description of Services: Monthly membership allows 24/7 unlimited access to the following:
  • Hundreds of state of the art instructional videos that will help you learn English fast by watching and listening to native English instructors.
  • Email as many questions as you would like to our professional coaches
  • Accent reduction tips
  • Fun lessons
  • Games
  • Worksheets
  • Grammar help
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Placement tests
  • Quizzes
  • And so much more
Monroe Elementary School
4450 W. 3100 S.
West Valley City, UT 84119
Ph: 385-647-4918
Languages Offered: English
Fees: $20 per semester
Description of Services: English classes are taught Monday through Thursday, 4 - 6 p.m.

Murray High School

5440 S. State St.
Murray, UT 84107
Ph: 801-264-7414
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Languages: English
Description of Services: Offers continuing English as a Second Language classes to those over the age of 18 who have a permanent address. Fee is $25 per year.

Northwest Middle School
1730 W. 1700 N.
Ph: 801-578-8550
Schedule: Call for schedule
*No summer classes

Refugee and Immigrant Center
1588 S. Major St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Ph: 801-467-6060
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (class hours vary)
Languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Chad, Farsi, French, Macedonian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somalian, Spanish, Sudanese dialects, Swahili.
Fee: Refugee/Immigrants prices vary.
Description of Services: Offers free or low cost daytime and evening classes to assist refugees, immigrants and asylees in developing basic English language and job-seeking skills while they are becoming culturally oriented to the United States.

Refugee Resettlement Program – Utah Department of Workforce Services

140 E. 300 S.
5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Ph: 801-526-9749
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English, translation services available for most languages
Description of Services: Connects legal refugees to English language training services. Those interested should contact the employment center in their area.

Salt Lake City School District Alternative Language Services
440 E. 100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Ph: 801-481-4934
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English
Description of Services: Offers free English as a Second Language classes to elementary and secondary students residing within the Salt Lake City School District.

Salt Lake Community College/Skills Center – International Center
1575 S. State St.
Ph: 801-957-3354
Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $40

Salt Lake County Aging Services
2001 S. State
#S1500
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Ph: 801-468-2772
Website
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Languages: English, translation services available for many languages
Description of Services: Offers free of charge pre-beginning, beginning, and intermediate English as a Second Language classes geared for people ages 60 and older. Classes are taught at senior centers, housing units, and various other locations.

University of Utah English Language Institute
1901 S. Campus Drive
Ph: 801-581-4600
Schedule: 8 week session; Monday - Thursday, 8:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m., evenings on demand

University of Utah Department of Linguistics
1901 S. Campus Drive
Ph: 801-581-8047
Schedule: Call for information
*This class is for 3 semester credits at the University. Classes focus on academic writing. You must be a registered student at the U of U.

US English Foundation
1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20006
Ph: 202-833-0100
Website
Languages Offered: English
Fees: free
Description of Services: The website listed is a page from our main website. It offers a link to a program that offers free English language learning lessons. The lessons follow a family of flamingos. The learner can go at their own pace. Save progress and come back when the time is best for the learner. The program is free.

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