Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement
In addition to the English Language Proficiency requirement for regular University of Lethbridge undergraduate admission, applicants whose first language is not English, must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency requirement. This additional requirement is essential because students must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, instructors, health care professionals, and the public in a variety of settings to be successful in the program. Evidence of Spoken English Language Proficiency must be presented by the document deadline of June 1.
Evidence of Spoken English Language Proficiency must be presented prior to admission and may be shown in one of the following ways:
--At least six consecutive years of full-time study in a country where the primary language is English and in a recognized institution where the primary language of the institution is English. These studies must include satisfactory completion of English Language Arts 30-1 or its equivalent, or satisfactory completion of at least two transferable semester courses in English. These studies must also precede admission by not more than two years.
--Graduation with an approved high school credential, including at least six consecutive years of full-time academic study, from an institution or institutions where the language of instruction is English. These studies must include satisfactory completion of English Language Arts 30-1 or its equivalent. These studies must also precede admission by not more than two years.
--Successful completion of a recognized degree requiring at least four full years of academic study at a post-secondary institution where the language of instruction is English and in a country where English is the principal language.
--Successful completion of the equivalent of six years of full-time instruction in a school/institution in Canada in which the major language of instruction is other than English, but where the level of English proficiency required for graduation is equivalent to that in English language schools/institutions in Canada.
--A score of at least 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English).
--A score of at least 23 on the Speaking section score of the iBT TOEFL.
--A score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS band for Speaking.
--A score of at least 70 on the CAEL sub-test for Speaking