Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Placement Testing

At Rock Creek, students may take the ESOL placement test on Mondays or Tuesdays. No appointment is necessary.

Steps to Get Started

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  1. Fill out the admissions form.
  2. Go to the Testing Center on the first floor of Building 9 at Rock Creek at the time a testing session is scheduled to begin.
    • Bring a picture ID card, such as a driver's license or a passport.

After you have taken the test, you will be given a date and time to come back to the ESOL department for an advising session.

Please Note: Please come in and take the test as early as possible! Classes fill quickly!

Current Schedule of Classes

Most terms, two sections of each course are offered. See the main ESOL site for details about the program. Rock Creek's smaller summer program offers two sections of Level 1 - 3 classes and only one section each of Level 4 - 8 classes.

Level 1, 2, 3 (non-credit only), levels 4 and 5 (credit or non-credit) have morning and evening classes. Levels 6, 7 and 8 (credit only) have morning and afternoon classes.

Textbooks required for these classes are listed on the PCC Bookstore website.

Language Lab

The Language Learning Lab is located in Building 2, Room 203. It is open to students currently taking ESOL classes or other language classes. It's a great place to use computers, practice English, meet with a tutor, and do homework.