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English Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency Requirements

The language of instruction at LCV is English. Applicants can demonstrate their English language competency in one of the following ways:

 

English Proficiency

 

  1. Achieve minimum scores on tests of English proficiency as described in the English Language Proficiency table below.
  2. For degree applicants, achieve a grade of 68 percent in any one of: BC English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, Communications 12 or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent in another high school system. For diploma applicants, achieve a grade of 55 percent in any one of: BC English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, Communications12 or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent in another high school system. Equivalencies can only be determined by the Chief Academic Officer.
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or English Literature, minimum grade of 3 or 68 percent.
  4. International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A1 or A2 (Higher or Standard level), minimum grade of 5 or better.
  5. Proof of undergraduate or higher degree conferral from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the language of instruction.
  6. Achieve 68 percent or higher in 100-level English language course at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  7. Successful completion of a minimum of two consecutive full-time academic semesters or quarters of post-secondary course work at an equivalent credential level, with a minimum overall score of 68% for degree and 55% for diploma, at a recognized college or university in which English is the language of instruction. Successful completion is defined as passing all courses for which the student was registered during the two semesters.
  8. Achieve a PASS on GED administered in English.
  9. 480 score or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section of the SAT.
 
ACCEPTED PROOF OF PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA
BACHELOR & ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Cambridge International Examinations (Advanced level A-levels) 

B2 First 162+

CAE C1 Advanced 176+
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 6.5 with min. 6.0 in writing 
TOEFL iBT 75 80 with min. 20 in writing
PTE-A Pearson

45 with a min. of 51 in writing

61 with min. 60 in writing
Duolingo 85-90 105-110 with min. 100 in writing

N.B. All scores must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the program to be considered valid. The admissions team may request further proof of English language proficiency if language errors in your application may be observed

 

ESL LANGUAGE PATHWAY PARTNER SCHOOLS

 

PATHWAY PARTNERS CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA
BACHELOR & ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Languages Across Borders Vancouver (LAB)  Level 6   Level 8
Centre of English Studies
 CES EAP (75% or Higher score)
 CES EAP (80% or Higher score)
Columbia College  English 097 or higher  English 097 or higher
EC Canada

 Upper Intermediate B2

 Pre Advanced B2
EF International Language Colleges  All three B2 Certificates  All three C1 Certificates
Oxford International Vancouver  B2-Upper Intermediate  C1-Advanced Level
ILAC  Pathway 2.2 Certificate / Level 13  Pathway 3.2 Certificate / Level 15
ILSC  University Pathway - Level I4  University Pathway - Level A1
International House (Vancouver/Whistler)  EAP 1  EAP 2
iTTTi  General English - Upper Intermediate  General English - Upper Intermediate
Kaplan Vancouver  B1-Intermediate  B2-Higher Intermediate
The Language Gallery (TLG)  UPP Level 5  UPP Level 6
Sprott Shaw Language College  ESL Level 4  ESL Level 5
St. Giles  B2  B2
Tamwood  EAP 192 (70% or higher score)  EAP 194 (70% or higher score)
Van West College  Level 6 Certificate  Level 7 Certificate
VGC  Level 7  Level 8
Zoni Canada  Higher Intermediate - Level 3  Higher Intermediate - Level 4
* The accepted English Language Requirements and pathway options are subject to change.