Onsite ESLAT Dates

On Campus ESLAT Dates

Spring Semester Dates:

Jan.11, 2016, 9:00 AM

Jan.13, 2016, 9:00 AM

Location:  L196 Education Building

Note:  all Spring Semester incoming students must take the ESLAT on campus.  No registration is needed.  There are no off-campus ESLAT tests offered for Spring Semester.

Placement

ESLAT

The ESLAT (English as a Second Language Assessment Test) is used to assess students' English language skills required for academic work and to place students in appropriate ESL courses. The ESLAT is required of many new graduate and undergraduate students.

Note:  all Spring Semester incoming students must take the ESLAT on campus.  There are no off-campus ESLAT tests offered for Spring Semester.  No pre-registration is required.  


The ESLAT consists of two parts.

• Part 1: Listening.This portion of the test assesses your comprehension of informal speech and lectures. The first part is a multiple-choice listening test. You will listen to one-line statements and choose a response or a paraphrase. The test continues with short dialogues or lectures on either general or academic topics.

• Part 2: Reading & Writing. The second portion of the test requires you to read a 600-800 word passage. You will then summarize the passage and respond to it in a short essay. You will have 50 minutes to complete this section.

There is no practice or sample test available. To prepare yourself, read widely, summarize what you read and write about it. Good writing develops through practice.

If you have questions, please contact the ESL office at askesl@wisc.edu. Students with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation should contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center