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Prospective students for all programs must submit proof of English proficiency equivalent to Grade 12 English.
English proficiency can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
1. An Official Transcript indicating successful completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent course. Equivalent Canadian courses include:
BC: English 12; English First Peoples 12; or English Literature 12;AB/NWT/NU: English Language Arts 30-1;SK: English Language Arts A30 and English Arts B30;MB: English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus 40S; English Language Arts: Literacy Focus 40S; or English Language Arts: Transitional Focus;ON: English ENG4U; or English ENG4C;QC: English 603 series;NL: English 3201;NB: English 121; or English 122;NS: English 12; or Advanced English 12;PEI: English 621A; or Advanced English 611; or
2. An Official Transcript indicating successful completion of any Canadian university-level English course; or
3. An English Assessment indicating English proficiency equivalent to successful completion of Grade 12 English from a recognized university or college.
For students that do not meet the English 12 requirement for admission, we recommend the following options prior to registration:
For English speaking students that require upgradingContact Shine ESL Tutoring and Testing for upgrading and English assessment options; or Complete classroom or online-based course(s) that will satisfy PRECI’s English requirement. Information regarding Adult Upgrading can be found at, http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/adult-education/adult-upgrading.
For ESL StudentsContact Shine ESL Tutoring and Testing for upgrading and English assessment options; or Complete classroom or online-based course(s) that will satisfy PRECI’s English requirement. Information regarding learning English can be found at, http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/adult-education/adult-upgrading-learn-english.
For students who already have a highlevel of skill in English reading, writing and grammar
Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute's English Assessment. Overall score: 60. This online assessment can be booked and completed through Shine ESL Tutoring and Testing.Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): BCanadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Overall score: 60, and Speaking: 60Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBP): Listening: 7, Speaking: 7, Reading: 7, and Writing: 7Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): CInternational English Language Testing System - General (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0 with no band less than 6.0International English Language Testing System - Academic (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0 with no band less than 6.0Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with the MELAB Oral Interview: Final score: 85
The English requirement may also be challenged with satisfactory scores from one of the following tests with the following minimum scores:
with 3 in the speaking testPearson Test of English - Academic (PTE): Overall score: 65, Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Writing: 60, and Speaking: 60Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Score: 5 or higherTOEFL Internet-based test: Overall score: 80, Reading: 20, Listening: 20, Writing: 20, and Speaking: 20TOEFL Paper-based test with the TWE (Test of Written English): Reading: 55, Listening: 55, Writing: 55, and TWE: 4.0Vancouver Community College – English Language Assessment (VCC - ELA): Listening: 25/30, Speaking: 27/30, Essay: 16/20, and Reading: 50/70
All assessments will be at the expense of the prospective student.