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Placement Testing

The English Language Centre will administer its own placement test once you arrive to determine your English level and tell you how many levels of EAP you need to study or if you can go directly into your program. Detailed testing information will be mailed to you once you have been accepted into EAP. 

The following chart shows entry score requirements for each EAP level. Students are placed in an EAP level according to the lowest individual skill score on the test (not the overall score). For example, a student with an IELTS 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, a 5.0 in Reading, and a 4.5 in Writing, will be placed in EAP Level 6.

EAP Level

CEFR stage

Duolingo

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Level 1

N/A

>25

2.0

32 (no score below 8)

Level 2

A1-1 to A1-2

30-40

2.5

36 (no score below 9)

Level 3

A1-2 to A2-1

45-50

3.0

40 (no score below 10)

Level 4

A2-1 to A2-2

55-60

3.5

44 (no score below 11)

Level 5

A2-2 to B1-1

65-70

4.0

52 (no score below 13)

Level 6

B1-1 to B1-2

75-80

4.5

56 (no score below 14)

Level 7

B1-2 to B2-1

85-90

5.0

64 (no score below 16)

Level 8

B2-1 to B2-2

95-100

5.5

72 (no score below 18)

 

The test score is only valid if it was taken no more than 18 months before arrival to Humber.