English Requirements

Effective January 2021 Langara College has moved to create a more streamlined and consistent admissions requirement and English Language Proficiency (ELP) structure for associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citation programs with Categories 1, 2, and 3.

Programs by Category

Please see our complete list of programs by category.

 

English Language Proficiency Requirements Categories

Category 1

Must meet one of the English Language Requirements below.

English Language Requirements

English Studies 12

Literary Studies 12

English First People 12

70%

Langara English Test (LET)

3

Langara English Course

A minimum "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120

English (Post-Secondary Transfer)

C-

International Baccalaureate

IB ENGL A (HL or SL): 3

IB ENGL LIT &

PERFORM (SL): 3

Advanced Placement

AP ENGL LIT & COMP: 2

AP ENGL LANG & COMP: 2

GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B

C

Category 2

Must meet one of the English Language Requirements or Proficiency Assessments below.

English Language Requirements

English Studies 12

Literary Studies 12

English First People 12

70%

Langara English Test (LET)

3

Langara English Course

A minimum "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120

English (Post-Secondary Transfer)

C-

Bachelor's degree or higher

Bachelor's degree or higher from an English speaking country completed at a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English

International Baccalaureate

IB ENGL A (HL or SL): 3

IB ENGL LIT &

PERFORM (SL): 3

Advanced Placement

AP ENGL LIT & COMP: 2

AP ENGL LANG & COMP: 2

GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B

C

Applicants unable to meet the English Language Requirements must satisfy one of the following English Proficiency requirements.

English Language Proficiency Assessments

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Level IV(a,b)

EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)

Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

26

IELTS Academic(a,b,c)

6.5 (No Band Lower Than 6.0)

TOEFL (IBT)(a,b)

Overall: 88

Writing: 20

Reading: 20

Listening: 20

Speaking: 20

CAEL(a,b)

Overall: 70 (No Band Lower Than 60)

Category 3

Must meet one of the English Language Requirements or Proficiency Assessments below.

English Language Requirements

English Studies 12

Literary Studies 12

English First People 12

50%

Langara English Test (LET)

2

Langara English Course

A minimum "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120

English (Post-Secondary Transfer)

D

International Baccalaureate

IB ENGL A (HL or SL): 2

IB ENGL LIT &

PERFORM (SL): 2

Advanced Placement

AP ENGL LIT & COMP: 2

AP ENGL LANG & COMP: 2

GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B

D

Applicants unable to meet the English Language Requirements must satisfy one of the following English Proficiency requirements.

English Language Proficiency Assessments

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Level IV(a,b)

EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)

Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

24

IELTS Academic(a,b,c)

6.5

TOEFL (IBT)(a,b)

Overall: 80

Writing: 20

Reading: 20

Listening: 18

Speaking: 18

CAEL(a,b)

Overall: 60

Four Years of Study in an English

Language Education System

Full-time secondary or post-secondary study in English.

Review list of acceptable countries.

NOTES

  1. Applicants admitted to a Langara College program on the basis of an English language assessment other than the Langara English Test (LET) or an acceptable grade in English may be required to successfully complete ENGL 1107, 1110, or achieve an LET 3 prior to enrolling in ENGL 1100, 1123, 1129, or 1130.
  2. Assessment test scores are valid for two years from the date they were taken.
  3. Applicants for Spring Semester 2021, Summer Semester 2021, or Fall Semester 2021 can meet the category 2 or category 3 English language requirement with a Duolingo score of 110. Many Continuing Studies programs will also accept the Duolingo score, please visit their program page for more information.