When you come to Kirkwood, your English language skills will be assessed to determine which ELA level is most appropriate for you. You will take the ESL Accuplacer test. This test is free. It has three sections. They are Writing, Language Use, and Reading.

These are our levels:

Level 1: Beginning English

Level 2: Advanced Beginning English

Level 3: Beginning Intermediate English

Level 4: Advanced Intermediate English

Level 5: Beginning Advanced English

Your score on the placement test determines at which level you will begin the ELA course of study. If you score lower than Level 1 on the test, or are not able to take the test, you will need to consult with the ELA coordinator.

Your listening and speaking skills will be determined by a 20 minute interview with a teacher,