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.

Make an appointment for the ESL placement test

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 eldregistration@camosun.ca to make an appointment to write a CLBPT test.

Take the test online anytime, anywhere.

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 eldregistration@camosun.ca 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.

Contact information

English as a Second Language

250-370-4951

eldregistration@camosun.ca