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, applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency (SELP) 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. 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.