All of the courses here at the ELC are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), and our students may study our courses to prepare for the following University of Cambridge exams: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, and IELTS.
For more information regarding the international recognition of these exams, please visit the University of Cambridge website by clicking here. To search the recognition database of the University of Cambridge to see which organisations recognise these exams, please click here.
The two Business English courses of the ELC help to prepare the students, who wish to write the BULATS test, for this test of English business language. Students who enrol in our Business English courses do not have to write the BULATS test; this test is completely optional.
University Admission Requirements
Universities from the English language speaking countries and from around the world recognise and accept student scores from the IELTS service. Students who successfully complete the IELTS Preparation Course(s) and who earn appropriate scores on the test will have met the respective university's requirement for demonstrating English language proficiency. To search the IELTS "Worldwide Recognition" database for names of those universities throughout the world who accept IELTS scores and for their respective required IELTS scores, click here.
These same universities also accept test scores from the Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Many students and university admissions personnel have questions related to comparing and reconciling the results from the IELTS and the TOEFL, and we at the ELC have provided the following table to help you understand the relationship between the scores from both the IELTS and the TOEFL:
Table compiled from this site and from the document, CEF Mapping Study Interim Report.
Sample University Admission Requirements for IELTS and TOEFL Scores
We at the ELC wanted to provide you with a sample listing of universities which accept both IELTS and TOEFL scores and with a listing of the scores required by each university. To search the IELTS "Worldwide Recognition" database for names of those universities throughout the world who accept IELTS scores and for their respective required IELTS scores, click here.
For a detailed and thorough listing of the universities around the world that accept the TOEFL scores, click here. For a listing of the TOEFL scores that these universities require, click here, or visit the ETS website.
|University||Country||IELTS Min Academic||TOEFL|
|Melbourne, University of||Australia||6.5||577||233||90|
|Queensland, University of||Australia||6.5||570||237||90|
|Sydney, University of Australia||Australia||6.5||577||233||-|
|Alberta, University of Canada||Canada||6.5||550||-||88|
|British Columbia, University of Canada||Canada||6.5||-||-||86|
|Calgary, University of Canada||Canada||6.5||600||250||100|
|Toronto, University of Canada||Canada||6.5||580||237||93|
|Aberdeen University-Kings College||UK||6.0||580||237||90|
|Dublin, University College||UK||6.5||600||250||100|
|Oxford, University of||UK||7.0||600||250||100|
|Wales, University of||UK||6.5||560||220||-|
|California, University of (at Berkeley)||USA||6.5||550||220||83|
|California, University of (at Los Angeles)||USA||7.0||560||220||87|
|Florida, University of||USA||6.0||550||213||80|
|Massachusetts Instit of Tech (MIT)||USA||7.0||577||233||90|
|Minnesota, University of (at Duluth)||USA||6.5||550||213||79|
|Texas, University of (at Austin)||USA||6.5||-||-||79|