English Language Institute Placement Chart for Intensive Program

Levels

Score Requirements      

Course Offerings

Level 5

CEFR: B2-C1 

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

Level 4

CEFR: B1-B2 

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

Level 3

CEFR: B1 

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

Level 2

CEFR: A2 

EPT: 31-39
Speaking: 8-11
Writing: 14-19
 
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
Intensive Reading and Vocabulary
Communicative Grammar

Level 1

CEFR: A1 

EPT: 20-30
Speaking: 7-8
Writing: 9-13
 
Oral Integrated
Written Integrated
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

*The Michigan 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 essay levels by evaluating grammatical accuracy, vocabulary range, mechanics and spelling, cohesion and organization, and task completion and relevance. Scores range from 0-40.

To advance to the next level
  • Passing grade of C+ (78%) in each class
To complete the Intensive English Program and satisfy the general English proficiency requirement 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

Revised 6/5/2019