What are ESL assessments?
Prior to an international student's arrival, the ESL Instructor, Christina Eddington, evaluates each student's TOEFL and/or SAT scores as well as other indicators of English language proficiency. She then uses this information to determine which students might benefit from enrolling in ESL courses.
Upon arrival to the campus, there are two parts to the ESL assessment. The first is an informal conversation. The second focuses on the student's English reading, and writing skills. These assessments will then be used to make a recommendation that a student take one or more ESL courses in the fall or spring semester.
If an ESL course is not recommended for me, can I still take one?
Yes, of course you may! We encourage all international and exchange students to consider taking ESL courses as they increase the probability of successful academic performance during your time at Beloit College and lead to more confident social and cross-cultural interactions.