The English as a Second Language (ESL) Bridge Program seeks to engage and support international students by strengthening English proficiency to promote integration into the regular curriculum.
Students whose native language is not English, regardless of having met or exceeded the minimum TOEFL requirement for admission, must complete the CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) and writing sample to determine if they will enroll in the ESL bridge program. Please see scores and corresponding course placement below:
Completion of the ENSL program includes the following:
ENSL 095 and ENSL 097 are to be taken concurrently, as are ENSL 096 and ENSL 098. ENSL students may repeat each course once before being referred to an outside intensive English program. Students who score higher than 70 on the placement test but desire ESL instruction may opt to enroll in ENSL 096 and ENSL 098.
If a student makes normal progress, the bridge program should take an intermediate-level student two semesters to complete, and should take an advanced-level student one semester to complete. Students are allowed and encouraged to take coursework related to their program of study concurrently with ENSL courses.