ESL Certificate Requirements

You must achieve a cumulative grade average of B (73%) or better in all courses.

There are two requirements for completing the certificate:

  1. Complete at least five (5) ESL courses at GBC;
  2. Complete ESL IIIB.

For example:

  • If you take the level placement test and begin with ESL IA, you will need to complete all 8 compulsory courses (completed at least 5 courses; completed ESL IIIB)
  • If you take the level placement test and begin with ESL IIC, you will need to complete IIC, IIIA and IIIB plus 2 elective courses (completed at least 5 courses; completed ESL IIIB)

If you have completed an ESL course at George Brown College within the last five years, you can apply to start at the next level without having to complete a placement test.

Contact Info:

  • For more information, please contact a Program Coordinator Luba Pazyuk at 416-415-5000, ext. 4831, or lpazyuk@georgebrown.ca.

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