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Compass/ESL
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Another Alternative for Placement - Offered by ACT

El Centro students take ESL exams for placement into ESOL course sequences.

At El Centro College, ESOL courses are available as a result of the ESL Assessment. These are for students whose primary language is NOT English and students who were raised with English, but have difficulty with the language.

The El Centro College Testing Center administers the ESL component of the Compass.
 This test is primarily given to Continuing Education students.

ESL tests: Listening, Reading and Writing, Grammar Usage.

ESL tests (listening, reading, grammar usage)
  • ESL-D (Continuing Education)
  • ESOL (College Readiness)

Contact Continuing Education Division for more information at 214.860.2147.

Compass / ESL Assessment Webpage
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El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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