The OLA is a computerized test designed to assess the oral and academic proficiency of ESL students. Student responses are recorded electronically and are scored by experienced instructors. Test prompts include reading (pronunciation), summarizing a story, listening and responding to a video clip, and analyzing a graph/chart.
*place into refers to test results from the HCC Placement Test
If students are required to take ENGL 085 and their speaking skills are strong, they may be exempted from the ENGL 085 requirement by passing the Oral Language Assessment (OLA).
Upcoming OLA Test Dates (maximum number of students per session is 10)
YOU MUST REGISTER in advance by filling out this form and clicking on ‘Submit’ below. If you are eligible for the test, you will receive an invitation in Canvas to register for one of the test dates.
Questions? Email OLA@howardcc.edu.
You will be contacted via Canvas before your scheduled exam to confirm your registration.