English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to serve the needs of students who are not native speakers of English.

The ESL program includes:

  • Classes at seven levels of language study from basic to academic writing skills
  • Course work in conversation, grammar, writing, reading and pronunciation
  • Small class sizes
  • Computer software and library resources available


The ESL program helps students improve language skills for use in daily life, including:

  • Communicating with school officials and teachers
  • Effective employer communication
  • Career advancement
  • Personal, educational and professional growth

To Find a Class

Search ESL in the online schedule of classes to find the best class time for you. Before enrolling, students are required to take a placement test to determine the level of English competency.

Contact Us

For assistance in English call (602) 286-8000 or (602) 286-8088 for assistance in Spanish.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Division Chair, Liberal Arts

Phone: (602) 286-8728
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF104