English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Do you want to improve your English skills? Enroll in a TVCC ESOL class today! English classes are held year round in Ontario.

Sign Up Today!

Stop by Oregon Trail Building (Room103) or contact Iran Trenkle (itrenkle@tvcc.cc) at 541-881-5865 or 541-881-5866 to schedule your class.

ESOL Flow Chart

ESOL Classes at TVCC

Including access to:

  • TVCC ID Card & Libary Card
  • Computer Programs
  • Computer Lab

Our ESOL program is funded by EL/Civics (English Literacy / Civics).  The program focuses on four areas.

  • Naturalization
  • US History
  • Civic Engagement
  • Government

In each term, we focus on one area.


Winter 2017 (1/9/2017 - 3/21/2017)

Community Resources

        • classroom visit with law enforcement
        • review knowledge required to fill out DMV identification or driver's license

Spring 2017 (4/3/2017-6-6-2017)


  • locate employment agencies
  • complete a job application
  • identify personal strengths, skills, work experience


The Four Levels

Literacy Level:

We emphasize on developing students' ability to use a dictionary and to recognize and form letters (including cursive letters) and simple sentences and to interpret and write words within the context of listening and understanding messages (job applications, flyers, warning signs, understanding bills, etc.) in English.

Beginning Level:

We start focusing on grammatical accuracy in speaking and writing. The instructor begins to assist students' skills of self-monitoring in the context of situations which require the use of English for communication.

Intermediate Level:

Fluency, communication, and grammatical accuracy begin to be emphasized. The instructor begins to assist students in correcting their own errors.

Advanced Level:

Skills needed to function effectively in familiar and unfamiliar social/work situations. Communication needed to discuss cultural differences and use English to solve problems outside the class.

Class Schedule

Winter 2017
Spring 2017
9 a.m.-10:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
9 .a.m-10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Summer 2017
No classes.
Open Lab 9 a.m. - noon
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fall 2017
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Computer/Language Lab

Winter 2017

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - noon
6 p.m - 9 p.m.

Who can take our classes?

Anyone over the age of eighteen (18) is eligible to participate in ESOL classes at TVCC. Students under the age of 18 must be released by their local area school district prior to participation.


Sign Up Today!

Call Iran Trenkle at 541-881-5858 or 541-881-5849, stop by the Oregon Trail Building, or email itrenkle@tvcc.cc to schedule your class today.

Please be prepared to fill out a registration form and take a placement test. The entire registration process takes approximately ninety (90) minutes.