The ESL Placement consists of four parts:
1) Listening, 2) Language Usage, 3) Sentence Skill, and 4) Reading Skills.
These parts are untimed and usually take about 80 minutes to complete.
Pending the results of the sections above, you may be prompted
to write an essay. You have 45 minutes to write a 300-600 word, multi-paragraph
essay on an assigned topic. Your essay will be evaluated using artificial
intelligence. The results are available immediately.
Your score will be based:
Before scheduling an appointment:
Expiration of Assessment Results
Assessment results are valid for one (1) year for the date that the score was earned.
After taking a placement test at Foothill College, students may retake the English, ESL, and/or Math placement tests one (1) time at Foothill College within a six (6) month period of the initial date of a placement; however, students cannot retest in a subject if they have earned a transcriptable grad (passing, or D, F, W, NP or I) in the subject/course sequence in which they are seeking a new placement.
Challenges to placements should be directed to the appropriate Division Office.
English & ESL: Dean of Language Arts Paul Starer