Registration & Student Services Building

Assessment Center

Is the English as a Second Language (ESL) test or English Test right for me?

  1. Have you complete at least six years of education, including high school, in schools where all your subjects were taught in English?

  2. Do you usually speak English with your friends and/or co-workers?

If you answered 'No' to the above questions, the ESL test is right for you!

  • If you choose to take the English test, you could receive an 'ESL test advised' result. You will then be required to come back to the Assessment Center and take the ESL test.
    • This can delay your registration by two to three weeks.
    • If you take the ESL test and earn an ESL 272 & 273 result or higher, you will be contacted to take the English test.
  • ESL classes give you the skills you need as a second language learner.
  • ESL instructors have special training to better help you be successful.

If you placeā€¦

ESL classes

English and Reading Classes

Two levels below College Writing



ESL 261 (3 units)

ESL 262 (3 units)

ESL 263 (4 units)

EWRT 200 (5 units)

READ 200 (5 units)

One level below College Writing

ESL 272 (5 units)

ESL 273 (5 units)

EWRT 211 (5 units)

READ 211 (5 units)

College Writing Level

ESL 5 (5 units)

EWRT 1A (5 units)

Assessment Department Building: Registration & Student Services
Room: RSS 144
Phone: 408.864.8717

Last Updated: 11/13/17