English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)

 

A student needs to possess fundamental written competencies in order to qualify to read any of the Faculty’s Foundation Courses in English Language. Such competencies are reflected in one of the approved pre-requisite qualifications in English Language. In the absence of this, a student needs to be successful in the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) which examines basic essay-writing skills and the mechanics of English Language (grammar, spelling and punctuation). The purpose of the ELPT, therefore, is to determine whether students have attained the level of proficiency in written English required for entry into the Level I English Language courses.

 

STUDENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE ELPT:

  • CAPE Communication Studies Grade I or II
  • General Paper, Grade A or B
  • CSEC General Proficiency, English Language Grade 1
  • GCE/ BGCSE English Language, Distinction (Grade A or I or II)
  • TOEFL (Paper Test Score 580+ or Electronic minimum writing score 22)
  • An undergraduate degree from an English-speaking University
  • UWIDEC/Open Campus Language Skills and Communication (Grade B and above)
  • FDMU 0005 Preparatory Academic Writing

 

The ELPT is held three times during the academic year in August, October and February for students intending to read English Language Foundation courses.

 

A COMPULSORY FEE OF TT$200.00 MUST BE PAID BY ALL ELPT CANDIDATES

 

Remedial Courses

Students who do not demonstrate the required proficiency may do a remedial course for which a separate fee must be paid. A six-week ELPT Preparatory Workshop is held before each sitting of the ELPT. Candidates are strongly encouraged to register for the workshop, the cost of which is (TT)$900.00 inclusive of all course materials.

Students who do not demonstrate the required proficiency may do a remedial course for which a separate fee must be paid. A six-week ELPT Preparatory Workshop is held before each sitting of the ELPT. Candidates are strongly encouraged to register for the workshop, the cost of which is (TT)$900.00 inclusive of all course materials.