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.


Fall 2015 (9/28/2015 - 12/11/2015)


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

Winter 2016 (1/4/2016 - 3/14/2016)

Spring 2016 (3/28/2016 - 6/10/2016)


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

Summer 2016
No Summer ClassesComputer lab is open
Fall 2016           Monday-Thursday 9:00am-10:20am 10:30am-11:50am
Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm-7:20pm 7:30pm-8:50pm

Computer/Language Lab

Fall 2016

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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.