Students being helped at the One-Stop

English As a Second Language

All incoming students, including those who speak English as a second language (ESL), are assessed relative to reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Lake Michigan College is aware that assessment instruments designed for students whose first language is English do not adequately assess the skills of ESL students. Therefore, ESL students will be assessed for English language proficiency using a test of English as a Second Language. ESL students are required to take the ESL assessment.

Non-native speakers of English must take the ESL assessment unless they can present proof of a TOEFL score >500 for the paper test or >173 for the computer version at the time of their initial registration.

Questions regarding Assessment for ESL students should be directed to the LMC Testing Center at (269) 927-6173.