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- Available Lessons: 37
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The Four Stages of the Listening Process
Course SummaryIf you're looking for a comprehensive study guide prepare for the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test, check out this informative course. All the topics you'll find on the exam are presented in our easy-to-follow video and text lessons.
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About This Course
This course reviews all of the topics you need to know to prepare yourself for the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test. You can use the lessons in this course to enhance your knowledge prior to taking the test. Our comprehensive study guide gives you a straightforward and effective way to learn everything you will need to know for the exam, including:
- Components of effective listening
- Listening for comprehension
- Listening for implied meaning
- Comprehending material read aloud
About The Accuplacer ESL Listening Test
The Accuplacer English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) assessment is an untimed, computer-based test (CBT) that consists of 20 questions which measure your ability to listen and comprehend one, or more than one, person speaking in English. Your performance is used to determine the appropriate course placement at your college or university. The conversations that make up the test questions occur in a variety of different locations, including lecture halls, grocery stores and libraries. The test is available at many colleges, and its availability varies from one college to another. Some colleges offer it year round while others have more limited availability. Check with your college advising/counseling office to determine availability at your school.
Accuplacer ESL Listening Test Preparation & Registration
By working with this study guide, you can familiarize yourself with the materials on the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test. Use our short video lessons to practice your comprehension of spoken English in a variety of settings. In the lessons, you will learn about the listening process and note-taking skills as well as the process of understanding instructions and determining a writer's tone and point of view. You'll also sharpen your summarization skills and your ability to hear intonation cues. Accented English and differences between oral and written language are also covered. After each lesson, check your comprehension by taking our short quizzes.
You can register for the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test by visiting or contacting your college advising/counseling office. If you are not close to your college campus, contact the advising/ counseling office to determine your options. It may be possible to take your exam at another college, or have an authorized proctor oversee your test at a secure facility. When you go to take your test, be sure to bring a current, government-issued photo ID.
Accuplacer ESL Listening Test Scoring
There is no passing or failing grade on the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test. However, it is important that you do your best so that your test results can be used to determine the best course placement possible for your needs and skill level. Your score report will be available immediately upon completion of the test. Along with your scores, there may be information from your institution about course placement based on institutional placement scores.
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