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Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Alternatives

TOEFL (internet-based)[1]

Equivalencies

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

Overall

English 12 "B" grade

22

23

23

22

90

English 12 "C+" grade

22

23

23

22

90

English 12 “pass”

20

20

20

20

80

English 11

18

18

18

16

70

English 10

-

-

-

-

68

 [1] Scores are valid for two years

IELTS (academic module)

Equivalencies

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

Overall

English 12 "B" grade

6.0

6.5

6.0

7.0

6.5

English 12 "C+" grade

No less than 6.0

6.5

English 12 “pass”

No less than 5.5

6.0

English 11

No less than 5.5

5.5

English 10

No Less than 5.0

5.5

Candian English Language Test For Canadian Immigration 

Equivalencies

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

English 12 any grade

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

English 11

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

English 10

7

7

7

6

 

 

Note: Academic assessment only. Scores are valid for two years.

Canadian language benchmark (CLB)

Equivalencies

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

English 12 "B" grade

8

8

8

8

English 12 "Pass" to "C+" grade

8

8

8

7

English 11

7

7

7

7

English 10

7

7

7

6

Canadian language benchmark (CLB) placement test

Equivalencies

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

English 12 any grade

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

English 11

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

English 10

7

7

7

6

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) 

Equivalencies

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

Overall

English 12 "B" grade

50

60

50

70-80

60

English 12 "C+" grade

No less than 60

60

English 12 “pass”

No less than 50

50

English 11

No less than 50

50

English 10

No Less than 50

50

 

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Equivalencies Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Entry for all programs B2 (4 stars) B2 (4 stars) B2 (4 stars) B2 (4 stars)

 

Exams and courses for Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

Equivalencies

English 12
"B" grade

English 12
"C+" grade

English 12
"Pass" grade

English 11

English 10

BCIT COMM 0005 or 0015 &
COMM 0032 or 0033

80% in both

70% in both

60% in both

50% in both

50% in both

International Student Entry Program (ISEP) 

Level 6 – 70% in each course

Level 6 – 67% in each course

Level 5 – 60% in each course or Level 6 – 50% in each course

Level 5 – 60% in each course or Level 6 – 50% in each course

Level 4 – 50% in each course

VCC English Language Assessment
(ELA)
[1]

Listening: 25/30
Speaking: 27/30
Essay: 16/20
Reading: 50/70

Listening: 25/30
Speaking: 27/30
Essay: 16/20
Reading: 50/70

Listening: 25/30
Speaking: 27/30
Essay: 16/20
Reading: 50/70

Listening: 24/30
Speaking: 26/30
Essay: 14/20
Reading: 45/70

Listening: 23/30
Speaking: 25/30
Essay: 14/20
Reading: 40/70

VCC Communicating
Professionally for Health Sciences
ELSK 0950

and/or [2]

Academic Prep for
Health Sciences      ELSK 0955

B in both courses

C+ in both courses

N/A

N/A

N/A

VCC English CPE 098 and
English CPE 099
Provincial level

B in both Reading CPEN 0996 and Writing CPEN 0995 AND
25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

C+ in both Reading CPEN 0996 and Writing CPEN 0995 AND
25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

C in both Reading CPEN 0996 and Writing CPEN 0995 AND
25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

Completion of both CPEN 0885 and CPEN 0886

AND

24/30 for Listening and 26/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

Completion of both CPEN 0885 and CPEN 0886

AND

23/30 for Listening and 25/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

VCC English CPE 059
Intermediate Level

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

C+ in both CPEN 0885 and CPEN 0886

AND
23/30 for Listening and 25/30 for Speaking component of NWCC's ELA Assessment

VCC English for Professional
Advancement (EPA)

B+ in ELSK 0824
Writing Level 2

B+ in ELSK 0823
Reading Level 2

B in ELSK 0921
Listening Level 3

B in ELSK 0922
Speaking Level 3

B in ELSK 0824
Writing Level 2

B in ELSK 0823
Reading Level 2

B in ELSK 0921
Listening Level 3

B in ELSK 0922
Speaking Level 3

B- in ELSK 0824
Writing Level 2

B- in ELSK 0823
Reading Level 2

B in ELSK 0921
Listening Level 3

B in ELSK 0922
Speaking Level 3

B- in ELSK 0724
Writing Level 2

B- in ELSK 0723
Reading Level 2

B in ELSK 0821
Listening Level 2

B in ELSK 0822
Speaking Level 2

B in ELSK 0724
Writing Level 2

B in ELSK 0723
Reading Level 2

B in ELSK 0821
Listening Level 2

B in ELSK 0822
Speaking Level 2

VCC ENGL 1101

C+ & 25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC’s ELA Assessment

C & 25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC’s ELA Assessment

Pass & 25/30 for Listening and 27/30 for Speaking component of NWCC’s ELA Assessment

Pass & 24/30 for Listening and 26/30 for Speaking component of NWCC’s ELA Assessment

Pass & 23/30 for Listening and 25/30 for Speaking component of NWCC’s ELA Assessment

 

[1] Scores valid for one year.
[2] Meet with an English academic advisor to determine if you need one or both of these courses.