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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. To read a copy of the proclamation, click here.

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 here.

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 emailing .

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 here.

English Language Classes
Academy Park Elementary
Address: 4650 Westpoint Dr., West Valley City, UT
Phone: (385) 646-4750
Languages Offered: Spanish
Fees: Free
Description of Services: Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

American One English School
Address: 1918 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: (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
Address: 825 East 9085 South, Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 801-826-6670
Class Hours: M, W, Th 11am - 9pm
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
Address: 2210 West Alexander St.
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-972-2628
Hours: M-F 10am - 7pm
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. Ste 380 SLC, UT 84111 and/or 437 W. 200 S. SLC, UT 84101
Phone: 801-977-9119, 801-363-7710 ext. 1418
Hours: M – F 8:30 – 5:00
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
Address: 1457 N 1200 W, Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 557-0280
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
Address: 641 W. North Temple, Ste 70 SLC, UT 84116
Phone: 801-328-5608
Hours: M – T 10:00 – 3:00
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
Address: 501 East 3900 South
Phone: 385-646-4666 or 385-646-5447
Hours: M – F 9:00 – 4:00 (day program offered in February; evening program, M-W 6:00-8:30 pm, 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.

Day / Evening Offerings
Granite Peaks Learning Center
501 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT

Evening Classes Only
Granger High Campus
3690 S. 3600 W., Room 130
WVC, UT 84119

Evening Classes Only
Kearns Campus
FRONT HALL, 5525 S. 4800 W.
Kearns, UT 84118

Guadalupe Schools

Address: 340 S. Goshen Street SLC, UT 84104
Phone: 801-531-6100
Hours: M – F 9:00 – 5:00 (class hours M-W 7-9pm, T-T 7-9pm)
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
Address: Alpine, Utah
Phone: 801-362-9463
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. Visit us at

Horizonte Instruction & Training Center
Address: 1234 S. Main Street SLC, UT 84115 (2nd floor)
Phone: 801-578-8574
Hours: M & F 8:30 – 3:00, T – T 6:00 – 9:00
Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Spanish, etc.
Fee: $35 morning class M-F 8:30 – 2:25, $20 evening class M, T, Thurs 6-9pm
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
Address: 700 South 400 East
Phone: 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
Address: 1800 S. West Temple, Suite 421 SLC, UT 84115
Phone: 801-328-1091
Hours: M – F 9:00 – 5:00
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
Address: 1111 E. Brickyard Road, Suite 109, SLC UT 84106
Phone: 801-746-4334
Hours: M – F 9:00 – 5:00
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
Address: 9301 South Wight Fort Road (3400 West), West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: 801-256-5952
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
Address: Orem, Utah
Phone: 888-510-2246
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
Address: 4450 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT
Phone: (385) 647-4918
Languages Offered: English
Fees: $20.00 per semester
Description of Services: English classes are taught Monday through Thursday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

High School

Address: 5440 S. State Street Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-264-7414
Hours: Tu, W, Th 6:00 – 8:30 pm
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
Address: 1730 W. 1700 N.
Phone: 801-578-8550
Schedule: Call for schedule
*No summer classes

Refugee and Immigrant Center
Address: 1588 S. Major Street, SLC, UT 84115
Phone: 801-467-6060
Hours: M – F 8:30 – 5:30 (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

Address: 140 E. 300 S, 5th Floor SLC, UT 84111
Phone: 801-526-9749
Hours: M-F 8:00 – 5:00
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
Address: 440 E. 100 S. SLC, UT 84111
Phone: 801-481-4934
Hours: M-F 8:00 – 5:00
Languages: English
Description of Services: Offers free English as a Second Language classes to elementary and secondary students residing within the SLC School District.

Salt Lake Community College/Skills Center – International Center
Address: 1575 S. State St.
Phone: 801-957-3354
Schedule: M-Th 8:00 – 1:00, 5:00 – 9:00
Fee: $40

Salt Lake County Aging Services
Address: 2001 S. State, #S1500 SLC, UT 84190
Phone: 801-468-2772
Hours: M – F 8:00 – 5:00
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
Address: 1901 S. Campus Dr.
Phone: 801-581-4600
Schedule: 8 week session; M – Th 8:20 – 1:20, evenings on demand

University of Utah Department of Linguistics
Address: 1901 S. Campus Dr.
Phone: 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
Address: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-833-0100
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.

Additional Resources

City Hall • 3600 South Constitution Blvd.
West Valley City, Utah 84119 • Ph: (801) 966-3600