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English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing

Who is required to take the ESL test?

We suggest you take the ESL test if you are a permanent U.S. resident and do not speak English as your first language. You must also meet with an academic advisor in order to schedule English as a Second Language (ESL) courses after you complete the ESL Placement test.

Taking the ESL Placement Test

The ESL or Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test consists of four components.

  1. Reading skills: You will read passages of 50-90 words and answer questions about the reading.
  2. Online Essay: You will have 40 minutes to write an essay on a topic provided to you.
  3. Language Use: This test measure’s your understanding of English vocabulary.
  4. Listening: This test measures the ability to listen to and understand one or more people speaking in English.

Testing is available on main campus Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Lakeshore testing is available by appointment only.

If you prefer to schedule your ESL assessment for a time that works best for you

Schedule an appointment