ELC English Proficiency Test


The ELC English Proficiency Test (EPT) will assist us in determining the appropriate program level for you.

If you have already registered for the English for Global Communication program, this test is included in your registration and you do not need to purchase it separately.

Test format

  • Section 1: Use of English
    Students are asked to select words to fill in the blanks to complete a series of sentences and conversations.
  • Section 2: Listening
    Students will listen to audio clips and answer questions by selecting from a list of options.


  • Time limit: 90 minutes 

Equipment required

  • Internet connection
  • Speakers on your mobile device or computer


If you have already started the application process for any ELC or UVic program – or if you have any questions about the ELC English Proficiency Test, please contact Registration at elcreg@uvic.ca before purchasing this test. This is a non-refundable purchase. 



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