Language Proficiency Assessment Policy

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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT POLICY

 

Instruction at CCTB is conducted in English.  Students must be in possession of one of the English Language Equivalencies in the list below.

Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student.  The following are accepted:

  • English Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canada)
  • Communications Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canada)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) 
  • IELTS: (International English Language Testing System) Band 5.0 or higher
  • TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT 80 or higher
  • CAEL: (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) Score of 60 or higher
  • PTE: (Pearson Test of English) Score of 56 or higher
  • LPI: (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 or higher
  • CLB: (Canadian Language Benchmarks) Level 7 or higher
  • TOEIC: (Test of English for International Communication) Score 700 or higher
  • Successful completion of a Designated ESL school program with level equivalent to tests outlined in section 1 above OR from an established pathway partner of CCTB.
  • Applicants may choose to complete the TLGC Online Pre-Arrival Test and receive customized language study plan based on the applicant’s test results if a passing grade is not achieved.

 

OFFICIAL PROOF of a degree awarded by a recognized university where English is the language of instruction and where the university is located in a country where English is the official language.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from recognized ESL School which demonstrates an equivalency of required English proficiency (See Exemptions section below)

 

Applicants that are not in possession of one of the credentials above, are advised to enroll in The Language Gallery Canada (TLGC) UPP (University Pathway Program). Successful completion of TLGC UPP level 4 is recognized by CCTB in lieu of the aforementioned assessments.

 

Exemptions

 

Students may be exempted from CCTB English Proficiency Assessment requirements if they meet ONE of the following requirements:

 

  1. Completed a minimum of three years of non-ESL study at the secondary school level in a country where English is considered the primary language, and the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English
  2. Completed a minimum of two years of non-ESL study at the postsecondary school level in a country where English is considered the primary language, and the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English
  3. Completed a minimum of one year of non-ESL study at the postgraduate school level in a country where English is considered the primary language, and the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English

 

          *If a student has obtained a certificate, diploma or degree from either a public or private post-secondary institution in Canada, CCTB will accept their Canadian qualification as Proof of English based on the entry requirements of the completed program.

 

For the full list of countries of exemption, please refer to the CCTB Language Proficiency Assessment Policy