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Meachell Walsh
Director, 775.327.2357

Brenda Gonzales
Accountability Specialist, 775.327.2356

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our ESL program serves students whose primary language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills. These new skills will help you to better function in your community and prepare you for academic coursework.

The ESL program at GBC will help you:

  • Develop communication skills
  • Reach academic goals, such as High School Equivalency 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 offer three levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing classes. They are:

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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

The GBC ABE/ESL program offers ESL classes in the following communities of the GBC service area:

Elko Adult Learning Center
1020 Elm Street
Elko, NV 89801
775.327.2216

The Adult Learning Center building in Elko also houses the Adult High School Diploma Program, which the college supports in cooperation with the Elko County School District.

Pahrump Valley Adult Learning Center
551 E. Calvada Blvd.
Pahrump, NV 89048
775.727.2000

West Wendover Adult Learning Center
2332 Florence Avenue, Room 180
West Wendover, NV 89883
775.327.2356

The Wendover ESL Program is a 21st Century grant collaboration between Great Basin College and the Elko County School District.

Winnemucca Adult Learning Center
5490 Kluncy Canyon Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445
775.623.1811

For more information, contact your local center.

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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