Assessment for Placement
After careful review, we have upgraded our ESLL assessment process, and have made changes to the English as a Second Language Learner Guided Self-Placement.
Through the ESLL guided self-placement process you will:
- Think about what you can do in English now
- Complete self-diagnostics, review sample course material for different ESLL levels offered at Foothill College, and self-reflect
- Choose an ESLL level to enroll in based on your self-reflection
Once you self-place into the ESLL level that you believe is right for you, this will service as your ESLL level placement and can only be completed once.
The goal of guided self-placement is for you to decide what course is best for you based on your self-assessment. However, if you are still not sure which course to choose, it is recommended to meet with a college counselor to help you decide.
Please take the Guided Self-Placement for Language Arts seriously as it will determine your placement and can only be done one time.
Request to take the ESLL Guided Self-Placement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English 1A and ESLL Course Comparison
ESLL Course Levels & Descriptions
ESLL Level 6
The techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on critical reading and thinking. Analytical reading of authentic, college-level expository and persuasive texts intended for a native speaker audience, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences and perspectives. Fulfills the Foothill College reading and composition requirement for the AA/AS degree.
ESLL Level 5
ESLL 125 + ESLL 249
ESLL 125 Composition & Reading and ESLL 249 Advanced Reading are designed to help students prepare for English 1A. Students will receive explicit instruction in critical reading and composition skills. These courses do not fulfill degree regquirements for English.
ESLL Level 4
ESLL 236 + ESLL 237
ESLL 236 Advanced Grammar and ESLL 237 Basic Composition Skills are designed to teach students advanced English grammar and focuses on college level reading and writing skills. Students will also produce short multi-paragraph compositions.
ESLL Level 3
ESLL 226 + ESLL 227
ESLL 226 High-intermediate Grammar and ESLL 227 High-intermediate Reading Skills are designed to teach students English grammar and develop reading comprehension skills & strategies. These courses prepare students for pre-college leve reading and writing.