EAL assessments for VCC students
There are two kinds of EAL assessments at VCC:
- Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) and
- VCC English Language Assessment (ELA).
The program you want to take will determine which assessment(s) you may need. A program advisor can help you learn which assessments you should take for your program.
Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT)
The CLBPT assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and is completed over approximately two hours.
VCC English Language Assessment (ELA)
There are two parts to the VCC English Language Assessment:
- VCC ELA written part - 3.5 hours (includes writing, listening and reading, done in a classroom)
- VCC ELA speaking part - 15 mins (this is a 1 to 1 speaking assessment with a teacher)
Morning session – speaking is scheduled after written
Evening session – speaking is schedule before written
A brief sample of the ELA is available here. A more in-depth sample is provided when you book an appointment.
All VCC ELA appointments are held at the VCC Broadway campus. Start and end times will be provided when you make your appointment.