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Test Scores and Corresponding English Language Institute (ELI) Level

 

ELI Level Duolingo TOEIC IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT Cambridge EIKEN Grade PTE Academic
Level 1 10 - 25 10 - 225 2.0 (all bands 2.0) 0 - 12 <142 4 - 5 (419) 10 - 20
Level 2 30 - 40 230 - 295 2.5 (all bands 2.5) 13 - 19 <142 3 (1456) 21 - 25
Level 3 45 - 50 300 - 395 3.0 (all bands 3.0) 20 - 29 (S/W 8) <142 Pre-2 (1728) 26 - 30
Level 4 55 - 60 400 - 495 3.5 (all bands 3.5) 30 - 39 (S/W 10) <142 Pre-2 (1854) 31 - 35
Level 5 65 - 70 500 - 570 4.0 (all bands 4.0) 40 - 49 (S/W 12) 142 - 146 2 (1980) 36 - 40
Level 6 75 - 80 575 - 645 4.5 (all bands 4.5) 50 - 59 (S/W 14) 147 - 153 2 (2141) 41 - 45
Level 7 85 - 90 650 - 720 5.0 (all bands 5.0) 60 - 69 (S/W 16) 154 - 161 Pre-1 (2304) 46 - 50
Level 8 95 - 100 725 and above 5.5 (all bands 5.5) 70 - 79 (S/W 18) 162 - 168 Pre-1 (2467) 51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.
  • each level is seven weeks
  • Level 8 is seven weeks in March, May, July and November and 14 weeks in January, May and September; in May, you have a choice between seven or 14 weeks
  • students with the overall score but lower bans are placed in the level of the lowest band, for example:
    • a student with an IELTS 5.0 overall with L 5.5, R 4.5, S 5.0 and W 5.0 will place into Level 6
    • a student with TOEFL 76 overall with L 20, R 20, S 20 and W 16 will place into Level 7
  • you can only choose one placement method:
  • Seneca reserves the right to retest students whose English level does not match an existing score and cannot accommodate students with complete beginner-level English skills for Level 1, to qualify you must be able to:
    • read, write and say the alphabet and spell words out loud
    • answer simple questions about yourself, your family and friends
    • ask and answer simple questions about dates, times and places
    • fill out basic forms with your name, address, date of birth, etc.
    • understand and use the numbers one to 100 in questions and answers
Seneca International Academy

 

If you are applying to a Seneca International Academy (SIA) academic program, and your English proficiency test scores place you in levels one through five of the English Language Institute (ELI), you will be registered to attend ELI classes at Newnham with academic programs at SIA. If your test scores place you in levels six through eight of ELI, these classes will take place at SIA (with the exception of May or June 2020 starts). For international academic programs that are not part of SIA, you will be registered to attend ELI at Newnham.