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Testing and Placement

Placement Testing

During Orientation, students will take the UW-Eau Claire English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Exam. The exam has speaking, reading/writing and grammar/vocabulary sections.

Course Placement

After taking the exam, each student will be placed into the appropriate ESL level according to his/her proficiency level. The 100 level is high-beginning, the 200 level is intermediate, and the 300 level is low-advanced. Students will take 4-5 classes at that level.  

Continual Assessment and Feedback

Throughout the semester, the instructor of each class will design and administer regular content examinations for that class. These will include both oral and written tests, project work, and performance and proficiency assessments. At the conclusion of the semester, each instructor will submit a final percentage grade for each participant. 

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