Registration & Student Services Building

Assessment Center

Language Arts Placement Testing

De Anza College uses the English and English as a Second Language (ESL) placement tests to measure a student's English proficiency.

  • Before taking a Language Arts test, students are given a computerized survey which determines if the student should take the ESL or English placement test.
  • For students who have NOT completed at least six years of education, including high school, in schools where all subjects were taught in English.
  • ESL Test Description
  • After taking the ESL test, students receive a placement in the ESL Course Sequence.
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Assessment Department Building: Registration & Student Services
Room: RSS 144
Phone: 408.864.8717
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Last Updated: 11/7/17