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Test Scores and Corresponding English Language Institute (ELI) Level

 

ELI Level TOEIC IELTS Academic TOFEL iBT Cambridge EIKEN Grade
Level 1 10 - 225 2.0 (all bands 2.0) 0 - 12 <142 4 - 5 (419)
Level 2 230 - 295 2.5 (all bands 2.5) 13 - 19 <142 3 (1456)
Level 3 300 - 395 3.0 (all bands 3.0) 20 - 29 (S/W 8) <142 Pre-2 (1728)
Level 4 400 - 495 3.5 (all bands 3.5) 30 - 39 (S/W 10) <142 Pre-2 (1854)
Level 5 500 - 570 4.0 (all bands 4.0) 40 - 49 (S/W 12) 142 - 146 2 (1980)
Level 6 575 - 645 4.5 (all bands 4.5) 50 - 59 (S/W 14) 147 - 153 2 (2141)
Level 7 650 - 720 5.0 (all bands 5.0) 60 - 69 (S/W 16) 154 - 161 Pre-1 (2304)
Level 8 725 and above 5.5 (all bands 5.5) 70 - 79 (S/W 18) 162 - 168 Pre-1 (2467)
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.
  • Each level is seven weeks. However, Level 8 is seven weeks in March, May, July and November, and is 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 bands 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 W 5.0 will place into Level 6.
    • A student with a TOEFL 76 overall with L 20 R 20 S 20 W 16 will place into Level 7.
  • The ELI offers a placement test on arrival or accepts TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge¬†scores.
    • You can only choose one placement method: an existing score OR the ELI placement test.
  • We reserve the right to retest students whose English level does not match an existing score.
  • For Level 1, the ELI cannot accommodate students with complete beginner-level English skills. 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 your 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 1 to 100 in questions and answers.