Will the LET be running during the Summer 2021 term?

Yes. We are offering small sittings (only 20 students per sitting) throughout the summer. There are two sittings most days, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Most sittings are on Saturdays.

Is the LET online?

No. It is not an online test, it is an in person exam. Students must come to campus to write it.

Where does the test take place?

The exam takes place in L104, a computer lab in the library building. Students can access the building from the doors on the south side, and will need to provide contact tracing information when they enter the building.

What COVID-19 precautions are being taken?

Students need to complete the Thrive BC Self-Assessment and our COVID-19 Safety Awareness Training » before coming on campus.

Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers their nose, mouth, and chin.

L104 is sanitized between sittings.

What happens if the COVID-19 restrictions are increased?

Langara College is required to follow all Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines. If the College must cancel LET sittings, students will be notified by email. The LET registration fee will be credited to the students' accounts.

How do students write the test?

Students are provided with a paper copy of the exam, and type their answers into a quiz in Brightspace. Students must return the paper copy of the exam to the supervisors before leaving the room.

How often can students write the test?

Since we are offering small sittings in the summer, students will be able to write the test only once during that term. 

Is there anything I need to do before the test?

Yes. In addition to completing the COVID-19 training and self-assessment, students who are not currently enrolled at Langara need to activate their computer user ID and email accounts on the day of the test. Click here for more information: Student Accounts 

What is appropriate as government-issued photo ID for the registration check-in?

Students must bring one of the following forms of photo ID to the exam to show proof of identity:

  • a passport
  • BC Driver's License (out-of-province and international driver's licenses are not accepted)
  • a BC Identification card (BCID)
  • a Photo BC Services Card

Students who do not have one of these forms of ID should contact the LET Coordinator at least 2 days before the exam date.

Please note the following:

  • The ID presented must be current and in the original form; photocopies or scanned/digital copies are not acceptable.
  • Students with a Langara student card should bring it to the exam as well.  In cases where two or more students have similar names, the Langara student card may be needed to confirm the Langara student number for students without receipts.
  • Students who do not present an accepted form of photo ID will not be permitted to write the exam. They may not transfer the registration, nor is the registration fee refundable.
  • ID presented should match the name under which the student is registered. 

How can I prepare for the LET?

Students who would like more information and/or practice can buy A Guide to the LET – Preparing for the Langara English Test from the Bookstore. The Guide contains information on

  • how to prepare for the test,
  • sample exam questions and practice summaries,  and
  • information on what each score means. 

How can I register for the LET?

Please note that registration is subject to availability; some sittings are full days before the exam date.  Therefore, students should register as early as possible.

You can register online or by phone (604-323-5322). Click here for details. 

  • Students will need to bring government-issued photo ID -- for example, a passport, a BC driver's license, BC Services Card -- to show proof of identity.
  • Students without government-issued photo ID will not be allowed to write the exam. 

Can results be mailed, emailed, or given out over the phone? Can a friend or family member pick up my results for me? 

No, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not allow us to use those methods.

Do I need a paper copy of my results?

No, the score is sent directly to Registrar and Enrolment Services.

What if there is no score in my Student Prerequisite file? 

Remember, results are usually available by the Friday following the exam. If, after 10 days, the result is not online, email let@langara.ca.