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MINIMUM LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

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It is helpful to have a basic understanding of the VEC level system, since some elective courses have minimum level requirements. For example, students must be in Level 4 or higher to join the Preparation for Business English Program.

VEC levels are determined by written and oral tests, which evaluate students' abilities as they relate to VEC curricula. Therefore, it is not always possible to accurately estimate a student's level by simply using a TOEIC or TOEFL score. The tables below, however, indicate the typical TOEIC and TOEFL scores of students who have the minimum skills required to begin 5 of the 8 basic VEC levels.

VEC Level Equivalency Table

Estimate your approximate VEC level with this table. Just find the row with the TOEIC or TOEFL score closest to yours and see which VEC level matches with it. You can also take a VEC test online .

Minimum Level Requirements for the Business Internship Program

TOEIC TOEFL-PC TOEFL VEC ONLINE TEST VEC LEVELS

100

n/a

291

0 - 19

1A – 1B

200

53

330

20

2A – 2B

300

77

373

22

3A – 3B

400

103

410

24

4A – 4B

500

133

450

27

5A

600

163

489

30

5B – 6A

700

197

529

32

6B

800

230

570

34

7A – 7B

900

253

610

36

8A – 8B


Level 5 is the minimum level requirement for the Business Internship Program. Level 5 is an intermediate level. Students who are in Level 4 may join the four-week Preparation for Business English Program, which fast tracks them directly into the Business Internship Program. Students at lower levels generally find regular Conversation and Grammar courses more beneficial.

About Vancouver English Centre

 

Vancouver English Centre is a large school with a wide variety of courses and levels. We will be able to arrange very good alternative courses for you if you are unable to go directly into the program you originally applied for. We can adjust your program, depending on the results of your placement tests on the first day of school. One of our staff will be pleased to personally help you plan your program. In the meantime, you can get an approximate indication of your level with our Online Test .