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:
ELAC Student ID # (e.g. 881234567 or 900123456)
Contact Number (Home or Cell Number)
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).