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ESL Assessment

Non-English speakers are required to take the Proficiency Test in English as a Second Language (PTESL). The test is designed to measure your knowledge of the English language and readiness to take college-level classes.

The 100-question test includes: 5 background questions; 20 listening questions, and 75 grammar and reading comprehension questions. It takes about 1½ hours to complete

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