CAEL Test and TLC In-House Placement Test
A key component of the TLC system is the assessment of learners into appropriate language learning categories. To assess the English proficiency of incoming students, TLC works closely with TWU on offering The CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) Placement Assessment. Additionally, TLC-In-House Placement Test is available multiple times a semester to provide more chances for potential students to write the test.
Other valid English proficiency test scores are also accepted for the TLC application. Please refer to the following table for details.
|Program||CAEL||TOEFL||IELTS||TLC In-House Placement Test||Program Detail
|Language Programs for Academic Studies (AES)||AES Level 1||10-29||21-34||3.0-4.0||15-40||Language Course|
|AES Level 2||30-39 (Writing: 15 or higher)||35-45 (Writing: 6 or higher)||4.5 (Writing: 4.0 or higher)||41-50||Language Course|
|AES Level 3||40-49 (Writing: 30 or higher)||46-59 (Writing: 12 or higher)||5.0 (Writing: 4.5 or higher)||51-60||Language Course|
|AES Level 4||50-59 (Writing: 40 or higher)||60-77 (Writing: 14 or higher)||5.5 (Writing: 5.0 or higher)||61-70||Language Course|
|Language Programs for Graduate Students in TWU||PGS Level 1||60-69 (Writing: 50 or higher)||78-87 (Writing: 18 or higher)||6.0 (Writing: 5.5 or higher)||71-80||Language Course+
2 TWU Credit Courses
|PGS Level 2||70-79 (Writing: 60 or higher)||88-99 (Writing: 21 or higher)||6.5 (Writing: 6.0 or higher)||>=81||Language Course+
3 TWU Credit Courses
Note: Students will be placed in AES Level-1 with completion of Grade 11 English ( 60% minimum) in their home country if they do not have any above- mentioned test scores.