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Zions Evening ESL Program

Intensive English Classes for the Salt Lake City Community

The University of Utah's English Language Institute and Zions Bank are proud to present the Zions Evening ESL Program. This 15-week evening course, sponsored by Zions Bank, is designed for students interested in professional and educational advancement. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor in a small classroom setting. During this course, students develop their vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, conversation, reading, and writing skills. All participants are required to complete a free English placement test.

This program is for people living in the local community. It cannot be used to obtain or maintain a student visa.

Upcoming Programs
Monday-Thursday 6 - 8 pm

  Session Dates Testing Dates Testing Times
Summer 2019 April 29 - August 8

Friday, March 22
Friday, March 29

6:00 - 7:00 PM &
7:30 - 8:30 PM

Fall 2019 August 26 - December 6

Friday, June 7th
Friday, June 14th

6:00 - 7:00 PM &
7:30 - 8:30 PM

Spring 2020 January 6 - April 16 Friday, October 18th
Friday, October 25th
6:00 - 7:00 PM &
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Summer 2020 April 27 - August 6 TBA  
Fall 2020 August 17 - November 26 TBA  


The cost for each student is $200, plus an additional $45 for the textbook. All other program costs are generously paid for by Zions Bank.

Steps for Enrollment

  1. Select Program Placement Test Date

    All prospective students must take the free placement test prior to being accepted into the program. Placement tests are offered one month prior to the start of each session.

    Students must be:

    • At least 18 years old
    • Literate in their first language
    • Priority is given to students who would like to pursue higher education and/or want to improve their job opportunities
  2. Take Placement Test

    The Zions Evening ESL Program placement test consists of four major components which takes a maximum of one hour. It is a web-based test.
    The placement test is offered in the UUCE Building computer lab.

  3. Get your score and level

    Shortly after you take the placement test, we will tell you your score and discuss which class is best for you. In order to take the Zions Evening ESL Program, students must be at an intermediate level or higher. If your score is too low we encourage you to take English Classes in the community to improve your skills and return to take the placement test in the future.

  4. Payment

    As a student you will only pay $200 + $45 for the book. Payment can be made with cash, credit card, debit card, or check issued to the University of Utah. Payment is due prior to or on the first day of class.

Contact Information

To learn more about the program or register for the test: 801-581-4600 |

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Last Updated: 6/25/19