ESL Assessment

As of January 2020, the English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment test is no longer offered at East Los Angeles College. ELAC has implemented a new ESL assessment process known as ESL Guided Self-Placement. English Learners that would like to enroll in ESL courses are invited to participate in this new assessment process. Please note that the ESL Guided Self-Placement process may only be available until Summer 2020.

ESL Guided Self-Placement

The ESL Guided Self-Placement process does not consist of taking a test. This new process involves completing a survey where students are asked to describe their abilities to speak, write and read in English. The ESL survey consists of 9 multiple-choice questions. ESL course placements are based on student responses.

To participate in the ESL Guided Self-Placement process, please schedule an online video meeting with the Assessment Staff. When scheduling a meeting, please be sure to include the following:

  1. ELAC Student ID # (e.g. 88-123-4567 or 90-000-1234).
  2. Contact Number (Home or Cell Number).
  3. LACCD student email

Please click here to schedule an online video meeting. Please be sure to log in using Canvas (student portal login) otherwise you may be asked to show a valid ID during the video meeting. For the best experience, please use Chrome and Firefox browsers when entering an online video meeting (Safari browser is not supported). Please note that iOS users will need to download the “ConexED” app in order to enter an online video meeting.

Examples of valid ID

  1. California ID or Driver License
  2. Passport (U.S. or Foreign)
  3. High School ID
  4. College/University ID
  5. Permanent Resident Card