Student placement in the UCLA Summer ESL Program is primarily self-directed. Once you have familiarized yourself with our program and our courses, we encourage you to choose the courses that you believe will be most beneficial for you.

However, sometimes students may select a course that is too difficult or too fast for their individual proficiency in English. In these cases, we, as professionals, may step in and advise students of a more appropriate course for their needs. We know that these things happen, and we are prepared to assist you in any way possible to ensure that you get what you need. Just remember that there is a class for everyone, and we will find the right one for you. If you need help, please speak to your ESL instructors, or contact the program coordinators at