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ABE/ESL (Winnemucca) Department

ABE/ESL (Winnemucca) Department

Great Basin College


5490 Kluncy Canyon Road

Winnemucca, NV 89445



English as a Second Language

Our ESL program helps students whose first language is not English and who want to improve their English language skills. These new skills will help you to better interact in our community and prepare you for academic coursework. 

The ESL program at GBC will help you:

  • Develop communication skills.
  • Reach academic goals, such as GED prep and College classes.
  • Enhance job skills so that you can obtain a job or receive a promotion.
  • Build self-confidence, so that you can participate in your community while reaching your personal goals.

We also offer classes in reading, phonics, and transition to GED or College. While in class, you will also learn about American culture and traditions, real life skills, such as filling out job applications, making appointments, and calling for emergency assistance. 


Sally Schumacher - Site Administrator and Teacher  

Charice Baum – Student Services Clerk  

Alicia Almarez - Beginning Teacher

DeAnn Martin - Intermediate Teacher

Aya Chistyakova - Advanced Teacher

Charlie Engstrom - Teaches beginning, intermediate, advanced, and Citizenship


Class Registration Begins

January 23rd, 2012 and ends February 23rd, 2012

We are open 8:30 am to noon Monday through Thursday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on ….




Department Part Time Instructors

Instructors ABE/ESL, Adult Learning
775 753 2230

Links for Internal Use
Faculty Handbook
Part Time Instructor Handbook
Strategic Planning
For additional information about the Department, please contact