New 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 credit ESL courses are invited to participate in this new process.

ESL Guided Self-Placement

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

How The Process Works

Students must schedule an online video meeting with assessment staff. The survey questions will be presented during the meeting. Students must have their camera turned on (no exceptions). When scheduling a meeting, please include the following:

  1. ELAC Student ID # (e.g. 881234567 or 900123456)
  2. Contact Number (Home or Cell Number)
  3. LACCD student email

Student must log in using their Student Account. Otherwise, they may be asked to show a valid ID. Students will receive an appointment confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers when entering the online video meeting (Safari browser is not supported).

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