Testing and Placement
Before you begin the program, you will take the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency. The score that you receive on this test will help us figure out which classes would be most helpful for you in reaching your goals.
Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency
Total Testing Time: 2 1/2 hours
1/2 hour: listening
1 hr.15 min: grammar, vocabulary, reading
1/2 hour: writing
Scoring of Michigan Test:
Below 60–beginning ESL (Adult-Education ESL)
Between 60-70 Intermediate ESL (Level 6–Academic Program)
Between 70–80 Advanced ESL (Level 7–Academic Program)
Above 80–Advanced ESL/College Program
Our faculty and staff help you get off to a good start by meeting with you before the semester begins. We give you a tour of the campus, help you find your classroom and books, and help you learn how to use MyBlackhawk–your personal internet access to tools to help you to be a successful student.
We celebrate when you finish the ESL Program. On the same day of the College graduation, the college administration, faculty and staff along with family and friends gather at the I-Wireless Center in Moline to congratulate you on your achievement. At the ceremony you will meet a former student from the program who has achieved his/her goals and is now a successful professional!! It is a wonderful moment to enjoy all of your hard work and to celebrate your achievement. You receive your certificate of proficiency to recognize your success!
Send comments and questions to the ESL Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org