English Language Institute Placement Chart for Intensive Program

Levels

Score Requirements      

Course Offerings

Level 5

 

EPT: 58-70
Speaking: 17-21
Writing: 30-36
MTELP: 65-80
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Research Skills
Media and Culture

Level 4

 

EPT: 50-57
Speaking: 14-17
Writing: 25-29
MTELP: 53-64
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Intensive Reading and Vocabulary
Extensive Reading

Level 3

 

EPT: 40-49
Speaking: 11-14
Writing: 20-24
MTELP: 44-52
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Intensive Reading and Vocabulary
Extensive Reading

Level 2

 

EPT: 31-39
Speaking: 7-11
Writing: 14-19
MTELP: 35-43
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Intensive Reading and Vocabulary
Communicative Grammar

Level 1

 

EPT: 0-30
Speaking: 5-7
Writing: 0-13
MTELP: 0-34
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Intensive Reading and Vocabulary
 
To enter a level (new students)
For Oral Integrated classes, students must have:
  • EPT* score for the level
  • Speaking** score for the level

For Written Integrated and afternoon classes, students must have:

  • EPT score for the level
  • Writing*** score for the level
To enter a level (returning students)
For Oral Integrated classes, students must have at least 2 out of 3:
  • MTELP**** score for the level
  • Speaking score for the level
  • Passing Grade of C (73%) in Oral Integrated class

For Written Integrated and afternoon classes, students must have at least 2 out of 3:

  • MTELP score for the level
  • Writing score for the level
  • Passing Grade of C (73%) in Written Integrated and afternoon classes

*The CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) – 60 minutes – assesses a test taker's general language proficiency by measuring performance in listening comprehension, grammatical knowledge, vocabulary range, and reading comprehension.  Scores range from 0-80.

**The CaMLA Speaking Test – 10 minutes – evaluates the ability to produce comprehensible speech in response to a range of tasks and topics.  Scores range from 5-25.

***The CaMLA Writing Test – 45 minutes – evaluates the test taker's general ability to write in English at the sentence, paragraph, and short essays levels by evaluating grammatical accuracy, vocabulary range, mechanics and spelling, cohesion and organization, and task completion and relevance.  Scores range from 0-40.

****The Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) – 50 minutes – measures learner achievement and progress in listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and reading.  Tests are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency.  Scores range from 0-100.

To complete the Intensive English Program and satisfy general English proficiency for university admission
For ELI students applying to Wayne State University undergraduate and graduate programs:
  • Passing grade of C+ (78%) in all four Level 5 classes