What is ESL Guided Self-Placement?
The ESL Guided Self-Placement tool for English Learners provides students with the ability to rate their level of comfort using English prompts and reading passages. Students receive course placement results after completing the questionnaire.
ESL Guided Self-Placement coming soon!
How can I decide between English Language (ESL) courses and English courses?
ESL courses are designed for students who need individual, direct, and focused instruction around the sentence-level concerns of written English as a first step to success in academic writing. Students in ESL classes may need focused help with subject-verb agreement, tenses, use of prepositions, articles (a, an, the), and use of punctuation in their writing. Even if you graduated from a U.S. high school, it is still possible that an English as a Second Language course might be the best choice. English courses (45, 100, 101) do not assume that students’ writing will be perfect at the sentence level, but there is the expectation that there will be an accumulation of errors that severely interferes with understanding the text.
For more information regarding assistance with ESL, visit our English Language Learner Welcome Center.
Why should I take English Language (ESL) classes when I can take care of my requirement with one English class?
Taking the courses best suited to your experiences and preparation will increase your chances of a timely graduation. English Language (ESL) courses may save you time and money later in your studies by helping you become a stronger reader and writer early on. See the graphic below for more information on how ELIC courses have helped other English learners succeed in English courses…