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English as a Second Language Students (ESL)

Is Chabot ESL right for me?

Our ESL program is ideal for students who:

  • Have already studied English at an adult school or high school for at least two or three years; and,
  • Can read short articles and write short paragraphs

If you have only studied English for a short time, an adult school class is probably best for you.

Students who want to focus on strengthening their English language skills AND start in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

  1. Apply online to Chabot College
  2. Complete Online Orientation

In order to register for ESL courses, students must take the ESL assessment test. Please review the ESL study guide.

Please note: Chabot College English as a Second Language courses start at an intermediate level.

Until we will be able to resume face to face assessments, we are offering the ESL assessment via ZOOM. 

You will need:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • speakers and a microphone
  • a webcam 
  • the ability to use ZOOM on your device 
    • Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux
    • iPad with Zoom Mobile App
    • Important: Your device must be set up to accept the remote control feature
  • a quiet, uninterrupted test space

Schedule your ESL test appointment

Please note: Appointments fill very quickly. If no appointments are available, return the next day to check for openings. Thank you.

  • You will receive an email invitation to a ZOOM meeting from us 24 hours prior to your appointment. Please check your inbox carefully. Emails will come from Bionca Sparrow or Katrin Field with Chabot College.
Sign on to your Zoom meeting five minutes early. Please have your picture ID ready. The test session will take 1 hour. Instructions will be given prior to the test.
PLEASE NOTE: Spaces are limited, please keep your appointment.


Questions?  You can reach us by email: