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English Language Assessment


The ELA is conducted over zoom with an instructor. The cost of the ELA is $50.00 and must be paid before confirming your appointment time. The English Language form attached must also be completed and sent back to this email.

A student must score 40 points or higher out of a potential 50 points. A student must score a minimum of 10 points per domain. If a student scores below 40 on the ELA, they will have to wait 6 months before re-taking it.Acceptance is at the discretion of the Senior Educational Administrator.

Students are expected to be honest in all their activities at the College. All forms of cheating and/or plagiarism are unacceptable. If a student is academically dishonest, they will automatically fail and forfeit their $50.00. As well, they may be barred from taking a course in the future with CCBC.

Please see the ELA Information sheet attached. The sheet must be completed and submitted to if you are interested in completing an ELA with CCBC.

Your English Language ability will be assessed in the following 4 domains:

  • Grammar Assessment- Multiple choice section. 9 questions will be asked.

  • Oral Language (Speaking and Listening) Assessment- 4 questions will be asked. Student will respond. Student is assessed on their communication skills including but not limited to grammar, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, pronunciation, and expression.

  • Reading/Comprehension Assessment- Student will be asked to orally read a passage. 4 questions will be asked. Student is assessed on their comprehension, grammar, and fluency.

  • Writing Assessment- Student is asked to write 6-10 sentences on a specific topic. The student is assessed on writing skills including but not limited to meaning (developing ideas, details), style (word choice, sentence fluency and voice), form (connecting and transitioning words, sequencing and organization, introduction and conclusion, and paragraphing) and conventions (capitals, punctuation, spelling, word choice, grammar, and syntax).

Appointment times available:

Monday – Friday: 9am to 11am and 3pm to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 11am

  • Be prepared to start the assessment 10 minutes before the session.

  • Ensure you know how to use zoom.

  • Have a few lined papers and 2 pens ready for use.

  • Please pay $50 fee well before the scheduled session.

  • Have a device that takes pictures. You will be sending a sample of your writing via email.

Payment of fees

You can either pay by e-transfer or through PayPal.

If paying by e-transfer, please send funds to

If paying by PayPal, please follow the following procedure:

  1. Click Money at the top of the page.

  2. Click Send money.

  3. Select Send money to friends and family.

  4. Enter the email,

  5. Enter the amount of money you would like to send and click Continue.

  6. Choose your funding source and click Next.

  7. Review the details of your payment and click Send Money Now.

​​PayPal will send us (CCBC) an email letting us know that you sent the funds.

The assessment results will be sent to within 48 hours of completion of the assessment.

Please do not hesitate to contact the college if you require any further information.

The English Language Assessment Form and the assessment is attached. Please contact the college if you require any further information.


$ 50.00

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