ESL Class Information

Students studying

All students are required to take a nationalized CASAS Appraisal and a CASAS Pre-test after attending an orientation and before registering for an English as a Second Language (ESL) class.

Students must score 200 – 235 in the CASAS pre-test to be eligible in our program per state requirements.

Students who score 199 and below are at the Beginning ESL Literacy level and do not qualify to be enrolled in our program per state mandate. These students will be referred to the Literacy Center of West Michigan to receive the help they need.

Students who score 236 or higher are at the Adult Secondary level and do not qualify to be enrolled in our program per state mandate. These students will be referred to ESL classes on main campus, GED classes at Grand Rapids Public Schools or Wyoming Public Schools, and/or to a GRCC Academic Advisor to assist them in their next educational step.

Other ESL programs in the Grand Rapids area

Word ESL
2023 E. Fulton St.,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-454-4874

Literacy Center of West Michigan
1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 240
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-459-5151

Wyoming Public Schools
3600 Byron Center Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI  49519
Phone: 616-530-7500

Grand Rapids Public Schools
2405 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: 616-819-2734