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English as a Second Language (ESL)

​The Test of English Language Development (TELD) is for students who have not studied English and/or ESL in school for at least seven years or who do not use English frequently on a daily basis.

​Students taking the TELD are often referred and placed into Santiago Canyon College's American College English (ACE) program classes.​​

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Santiago Canyon College is closed and courses are taking place through temporary remote instruction through the end of the Spring semester. At this time, we will not be administering the TELD exam. 

​If you are interested in taking an ACE course, please take the ACE Guided Self-Placement - Click Here​

American College English (ACE)

American College English (ACE) is an intensive program for students who have lived in the U.S. for several years and require more practice in writing and speaking college-level English, for students who plan to live in the U.S. while attending college, and for students who simply desire greater English fluency to function well in their community.

American College English (ACE) Department Web page​

​Is the English as a Second Language Placement Test right for me?

If English is your second language and you have a not intensively studied English in school for the past seven years, or if you do not use English frequently, you should probably take the TELD.

TELD Sample Questions are available for students in the Counseling Center, room D-106

Click here for TELD Sample Questions in English​

​How to Schedule your TELD Exam:  If you are a new or continuing student and need to take the TELD exam, please contact Testing directly in order to sign up for an exam at 714-628-4812 or the Counseling Center at 714-628-4800.

Please ensure that you have already applied to the college, and have your 7-digit SCC student ID number available, before you call to schedule a placement testing appointment. ​