Spokane College of English

The school has been closed since May 31, 2017.

The Spokane College of English Language School – SCEL – strives to be a student-centered school, offering its students a fundamental basis for preparing and mastering the English language, while using only the most advanced technologies in teaching.

Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, SCEL is directly across the street from STA Bus Plazaand steps away from River Park Square, a shopping center with a cinema, restaurants, food courts and various stores such as the Apple Store, Abercrombie & Fitch and Williams Sonoma.

SCEL students are provided with wireless Internet access throughout the school, including all classrooms and study areas. Downtown Spokane is also a Wi-Fi hotspot, and some of the surrounding establishments, like Starbucks, offer free Wi-Fi to their customers.

EAP Course – University Entrance

This English for Academic Purposes course(EAP) provides advanced ESL students with the opportunity to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of the EAP 140 and EAP 145 courses, the student will be able to critically analyze academic materials and express themselves freely, grammatically and logically correctly, both orally and in writing.

Course features:

  • Beginning of classes: 2015 (January 5, April 6, July 6, October 5)
  • High level of academic English
  • Direct admission to partner universities
  • No need to take TOEFL or IELTS
  • Course duration – from 12 weeks

SCEL Partner Universities:

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Montana State University
  • Flathead Valley Community College
  • North Idaho College
  • Central Washington University
  • City University of Seattle
  • Lewis&Clark State College

Pre-EAP Course – College Entrance

This course aims to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English.

PRE-EAP is an intensive twelve-week course designed to introduce and prepare students for academic English with an emphasis on developing academic reading and writing skills. The aim of the course is to show students the different storytelling structures, to help them create their own clear, structured essays. Throughout the course, teachers work to increase the English vocabulary of students.

This course also focuses on the development of critical thinking and text analysis at the academic level. In addition, students practice listening skills and learn to take notes / notes. The course includes work in groups and in pairs, discussions; students should prepare a short oral presentation. Active participation and class attendance are mandatory; Limited number of seats.

Course features:

  • Beginning of classes: 2015 (January 5, April 6, July 6, October 5)
  • Pathway to exam preparation courses, college or university


Enjoy the American way of life by choosing to live with an American family. It’s always fun, safe, and one of the most affordable accommodations in Washington state. The school will select for you the host family that best suits your wishes.

Accommodation $/month
Single room, 3 meals a day 700USD _
Single room, meals not included 500USD _
Security deposit 200 USD

Additional expenses

Registration fee (non-refundable) 160 USD
Tutorials 10 USD /week
Accommodation (non-refundable) 250 USD
Reissue Form I20 150 USD
Airport transfer by SCEL staff 125 USD