CMGE LEVELS

Equivalents & Suggested Courses

ELL (ESL) Assessment Equivalents*

CMGE Levels TOEFL (iBT) IELTS (Cambridge) EIKEN (Japan) Council of Europe English Language Learning Standards
British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
5 ≥ 65 ≥ 5.0 PRE – 1 – 1 ≥ B2 5
4 53 – 64 4.6 – 5.0 2A B1 – B2 4
3 41 – 52 4.0 – 4.5 2 B1 3
2 19 – 40 2.0 – 3.0 3 – PRE – 2 A1 – A2 2
1 0 – 18 0 – 1.0 5.0 -3.0 A1 1

IELTS, TOEFL, etc. are intended for university admittance and for adult learners. CMGE levels and provincial standards are intended to be age appropriate, for elementary and secondary students.

* All information are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.

ELL Levels and Secondary School Courses

Each CM Global English ELL level has a suggested number of ESL classes and recommended regular courses. Most high school students in Canada and the USA, regardless of ELL ability, generally take a maximum of eight courses per school year, or four courses per semester

LEVELS ABILITIES SUGGESTED COURSES
Level 1 little or no English three ESL courses, Mathematics and four electives
Level 2 low intermediate English three ESL courses, Mathematics, Sciences and electives
Level 3 upper intermediate English two ESL courses, Mathematics, Sciences, Socials Studies, and electives
Level 4 advanced English one ESL course, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Language Arts (English), and electives
Level 5 approaching fluency no ESL courses, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Language Arts (English), and electives

Post-Secondary Possibilities

LEVELS ABILITIES
Levels 1 – 3 Would not have the English proficiency to be able to successfully attend North American colleges and universities
Level 4 Should be able to manage most non-Humanities courses in North American colleges and universities
Level 5 Should be able to manage most courses in North American colleges and universities