Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement

Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement

In addition to the English Language Proficiency requirement for regular University of Lethbridge undergraduate admission (see Section 6.a in Part 1 - Admission, p. 40), applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency requirement. This additional SELP requirement is essential because students must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, instructors, professionals, and the public in a variety of settings. For Fall 2015 admission, evidence of SELP must be presented prior to admission and may be shown in one of the following ways:

1. At least six consecutive years of full-time study in a country where the primary language is English from a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English. These studies must include satisfactory completion of English Language Arts 30-1 or its equivalent, or satisfactory completion of  a university-level course in English (minimum 3.0 credit hours)
2. A score of at least 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English).
3. A score of at least 26 on the iBT TOEFL Speaking section. 
4. A score of at least 7.5 on the IELTS band for Speaking.
5. A score of at least 70 on the CAEL sub-test for Speaking. 
6. A score of at least 3 on the MELAB Speaking section. 

Note: Admission may not be granted or may be revoked if contradictory evidence exists (e.g., low TOEFL scores, low grades on an English course, or significant communication difficulties).

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