ESL COURSES REQUIRE AN Assessment
Testing is by appointment only. No walk-in assessments are available.
Students are required to have their SJCC ID number to make an assessment appointment
You may also contact the ESL Department at (408) 288-3719
If you have ESL Courses completed from a community college, talk to a counselor during drop-in hours.
All incoming credit ESL students are required to take the ESL Placement Test, which includes a short writing assignment. Students must also take the ESL Accuplacer test, which includes a listening and reading component given on the computer. For more information on how to enroll, please download the "How to Register for Credit ESL Classes" document.
If you plan to
take only noncredit ESL classes, complete the Noncredit Application Form. If you are coming from a local Adult Education program, you can contact your Transition Specialist for your Adult Education program or the Transition Specialist at San Jose City College in room T-124 of the Technology building and get further directions to apply to the appropriate level noncredit courses. Noncredit classes are free!
ESL Assessment Testing Location: Student Center (SC) Room 203
Campus Map, Directions
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*The Student Parking Garage is the closest parking to the Student Center.
What to expect during testing
Students will start with a 30 minute timed writing test before moving to the reading and listening test. The reading and listening test is untimed; however, on average most students will take one hour to complete the test.
Test Date Checklist
WAIVE YOUR ASSESSMENT
If you are a high school graduate, you can waive assessment by bringing yourunofficial high school transcripts to the Counseling Department.
AB705 - Know your rights
DOCUMENTS and LINKS
Assessment Center Information
ESL Assessment AppointmentHow to Make an ESL Assessment AppointmentApril and May 2020 ESL Assessment Schedule Self Guided Placement
ESL Assessment Appointment
How to Make an ESL Assessment Appointment
April and May 2020 ESL Assessment Schedule
Self Guided Placement
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