Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

ESL Assessments

Is English an additional language for you? An ESL / ELD assessment provides a snapshot of your current English as a second language skill to determine what level of ESL programming would be the best fit for you.

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Second language speakers of English are encouraged, wherever possible, to take the Duolingo English Test (DET) for admission into Camosun. An additional online speaking and/or writing test may be required with an ELD Assessor (at no additional cost).

Applicants for HCA and HCA-ESL programs, please contact to make an appointment to write a CLBPT test.

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Finish in 1 hour and get results within a week. $49 USDPractice tests available.

Make an appointment for the ESL placement test

Health Care Assistant (HCA) and HCA-ESL program applicants, please contact to make an appointment to write a Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) test.

Limited remote delivery of the CLBPT is also available for students unable to afford the DET fee.

Limited English Language Development face-to-face placement assessments can be arranged for students unable to access the Duolingo or CLBPT remotely. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced the number of face-to-face assessments the English Language Development department is able to offer.

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English as a Second Language