English language skills: Read, write and speak

English language skills are a must as all Lakeland College classes are taught in English.
This means you need to be able to speak, write, read and understand English to be admitted to one of our programs.
All applicants need to provide proof of English language proficiency, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. English language proficiency can be shown in one of the following ways:
  • Successfully completing a year of full time education in English. You can take this year in Canada or in another country. However, English must be the official language of instruction. Please see the list of countries in the drop down below.
  • Successfully completing specific O level, GCSE, IGCSE or 6 credit transferable university level English language or literature course at an English language institution.
  • An acceptable score within the past two years on an English language evaluation test - test and score are listed below.
  • new in a red bannerSuccessfully complete an English language program, with a minimum score, at one of our approved partner schools. See the tile for details.
See the tiles below for more details on each of these qualifications.

Complete 1 year of full time education in English

English Language Proficiency Exempt Countries

Completing a specific English language or literature course

Approved English Language Schools

There's a new pathway to English language requirements through approved English language school programs.






Duolingo offers online testing for English Language proficiency.