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CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE

ESOL/ENGLISH ASSESSMENT
Before you choose an English class, you should know what your English skill level is because Reg-e
will not enroll you in a class if your skill level is lower than the skill level stated as the requirement
(prerequisite) for that class. To find out what your skill level is, you can take an English placement test
or submit a transcript from another college if youve taken English classes elsewhere.

1 Placement Tests 2 Test Result Card


The placement tests are given by the Upon completion of the English/ESOL
Testing and Assessment Office at each assessment you will be given a test result card.
college. Your test result card will show your:

There are two tests: 1. ESOL level (L followed by 19, 20, 30


or 40).
1. ESOL test (for students primarily
educated outside of the U.S. in a 2. Reading level (R followed by 30, 40,
language other than English) or 50); and
2. English test (for native speakers 3. Writing level (W followed by 30, 40,
of English and those who have or 50); or
completed advanced ESOL or the
equivalent). Your test result card will also indicate what
course(s) you should take first. When you have
Please take the proper test to avoid passed a course with a grade of C or higher,
misplacement, delay, and confusion. your skill level will be raised automatically.

The tables below show the sequence of ESOL and English courses:

ESOL (L)
ESOL Skill Level Eligible Courses
L19 ESOL 019
L20 ESOL 020, 021, 022
L30 ESOL 030, 031, 032
L40 ESOL 040 or 045

Reading (R) Writing (W)


Reading Skill Level Eligible Courses Writing Skill Level Eligible Courses
R30 English 047a or 042 W30 English 047a or 043
R40 English 047a or 048 W40 English 047a or 049
R50 (and W50) English 101 W50 (and R50) English 101
Note: Placement test results are available on Student Web Services at http://studentweb.sdccd.edu.
Click on the Registration link and select View Your Placement Level.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)
COURSE SEQUENCE
ENGL 101/105
Prerequsities: ENGL 047A; OR ENGL 048 and 049; OR ESOL 045 with Assessment L40; OR ESOL 045 and ESOL 032; or Assessment R5/W5

ESOL 045 (9 units) ENGL 048 (3 units) ENGL 049 (3 units)


reading and study skills basic composition
accelerated reading/writing/grammar
Prerequsities: ESOL 040 and Assessment L40; Prerequsities: ESOL 040 and Assessment L40;
Prerequsities: ESOL 030 and ESOL 031 with
OR ESOL 040 and ESOL 032; OR ESOL 040 and ESOL 032;
ESOL 032 corequisite;
OR ENGL 042; OR ENGL 043;
OR Assessment L40
OR Assessment R4 OR Assessment W4
Limitation: ENGL 047A, ENGL 048, ENGL 049
Limitation: ESOL 045, ENGL 047A Limitation: ESOL 045, ENGL 047A

Assessment L40 ESOL 040# (6 units)


ESOL 040 OR ESOL 045 Accelerated Path Traditional Path
1 semester, 9 units 2 semesters, 12 units reading/writing/grammar
(6 or 9 units) Prerequsities: ESOL 030 and ESOL 031 with
ESOL 032 corequisite; OR Assessment L40

Assessment L30 * ESOL 040 requires


ESOL 030, 031, 032 ESOL 030 (6 units) ESOL 031 (3 units) ESOL 032* (3 units) a prerequisite of
writing/grammar reading listening/speaking ESOL 030 and 031
(12 units)
Prerequsities: ESOL 020 and ESOL 021; Prerequsities: ESOL 021; Prerequsities: ESOL 022; and concurrent
OR Assessment L30 OR Assessment L30 OR Assessment L30 enrollment or
completion of
Assessment L20 ESOL 032 (with a
ESOL 020, 021, 022 ESOL 020 (6 units) ESOL 021 (3 units) ESOL 022 (3 units) C or better) OR
writing/grammar reading listening/speaking Assessment Skills
(12 units)
Prerequsities: ESOL 019; Prerequsities: ESOL 019; Prerequsities: ESOL 019; Level L40.
OR Assessment L20 OR Assessment L20 OR Assessment L20
# After successfully
completing ESOL
Levels 20 and 30 Courses within Levels 20 and 30 may be taken in any order. If you do not take them at the same time, the ESOL 040, students have
Department recommends taking reading and listening/speaking courses before writing/grammar courses. the option to take
both ENGL 048 and
Assessment L19 049 or ENGL 047A
ESOL 019 ESOL 019 (5 units) (accelerated English).
all skills
(5 units) Please see next page.
ENGLISH (ENGL)
COURSE SEQUENCE
ENGL 205 (3 units)
critical thinking and composition
Prerequsities: ENGL 101; OR ENGL 105

Assessment
ENGL 101/105*** (3 units)
R50/W50 reading and composition/composition and literature
ENGL 101 AND/OR 105 Prerequsities: ENGL 047A; OR ENGL 048 and 049; OR ESOL 045 with Assessment
(3 or 6 units) L40; OR ESOL 045 and ESOL 032; or Assessment R50/W50
*ENGL 042 and 043 may
be taken at the same time.
Assessment If you do not take them at
ENGL 048** (3 units) ENGL 049** (3 units)
R40/W40 reading and study skills basic composition
the same time, the English
Department recommends
ENGL 047A OR Prerequisite: ENGL 042; OR Prerequisite: ENGL 043; OR taking ENGL 042 first.
ENGL 048/049 Assessment R40 Assessment W40
(4 or 6 units) **ENGL 048 and 049 may
Limitation: ENGL 047A, Limitation: ENGL 047A, ESOL
ENGL 047A (4 units) ESOL 045 045 be taken at the same time if
reading/writing/reasoning you have Assessment Level
R40/W40. If you do not take
Limitation: ENGL 042, ENGL 043,
Assessment ENGL 048, ENGL 049, ESOL 045 them at the same time,
R30/W30 ENGL 042* (3 units) ENGL 043* (3 units) the English Department
reading and study skills English review recommends taking ENGL
ENGL 047A OR 048 first.
Limitation: ENGL 047A, Limitation: ENGL 047A,
ENGL 042/043 ESOL 045 ESOL 045
(4 or 6 units) ***SDSU accepts either
ENGL 101 or 105; UCSD
Accelerated Path Traditional Path and most other UC colleges
1 semester, 4 units 2 semesters, 12 units accept ENGL 101 and either
ENGL 105 or 205: USD
requires ENGL 105.
Students must choose either the Accelerated Path or the Traditional Path.
ESOL 040# (6 units) Once a student successfully completes a course (with a C or better), the # After successfully
reading/writing/grammar
alternative path may not be taken. completing ESOL 040,
Prerequsities: ESOL 030 and students have the option
ESOL 031 with ESOL 032 to take both ENGL 048
corequisite; OR Assessment L40 ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST and 049 or ENGL 047A
(accelerated English).