Placement

Before students enroll in classes, they must take a placement test to determine which level is most appropriate. There are two types of placement tests at City College. One is designed for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and the other is designed for native and native-like speakers of English. Students whose first or primary language is not English may find the ESOL Placement Test most appropriate. Students should talk with a counselor in the Counseling Office to determine which test to take and to make an appointment.

After a student is placed in a level, he/she can enroll in the appropriate courses. Students must complete all courses with a passing grade ("C" or higher) at the level in which they placed before moving to the next level. After students successfully complete the final ESOL level (40), they will be prepared to take English courses one level below transfer (English 48 and 49).

Class Sequencing

Begin below with either the ESOL Placement Test or English Placement Test.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Courses

Course Title Units
ESOL 19 Transitional English for ESOL Students 5
ESOL 20 Writing for Non-native Speakers of English I 6
ESOL 21 Reading for Non-native Speakers of English I 3
ESOL 22 Listening and Speaking for Non-native Speakers of English I 3
ESOL 30 Writing for Non-native Speakers of English II 6
 ESOL 31 Reading for Non-native Speakers of English II  3
 ESOL 32 Listening and Speaking for Non-native Speakers of English II  3
 ESOL 40 Reading and Writing for Non-native Speakers of English III  6
 Current Class Schedule