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English as a Second Language program registration and class information

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To register for ESL classes, bring a photo ID to our ABE office at main campus. There is a registration fee of $10.00 dollars that is good for one academic year (starting in the fall term). Please see our ABE page for information on registering for classes.

If you have never taken ESL classes at CNM before, you must first take a placement test. This test is on a computer and is used to determine your level for classes.

We offer leveled classes (Beginning, Low/High Intermediate, and Advanced) as well as multi-level classes.

  • You can choose one leveled class (350, 450/550, 650) that matches your test score.
    OR
  • You can choose one leveled class (350, 450/550, 650) and one multi-level class.
    OR
  • You can select one (leveled or multi-leveled) class and an elective (Citizenship or GED in Spanish) depending on your test score.

For detailed course descriptions, please the ESL section of the course catalog. If you test out of ESL (test Score 236 or above), you can take the TABE test and register for HSE preparation classes, or take the Accuplacer test in the Assessment Center and register for college-level classes for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages). For information on days, times, and campus class offerings, please see our ESL Class Schedule.

Additional Options for ESL students

If you are interested in CNM's Spanish bilingual program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, contact Elma Garcia at egarcia312@cnm.edu, (505) 224-4000 ext. 52116. The program is open to ESL students with test scores of 181-235.

If you are interested in CNM's Nursing Assistant program for ESL students, contact the Adult Basic Education department at (505) 224-4282.The program is open to qualified Advanced ESL students with test scores 221 (Advanced) or above.