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English Level Descriptors and Placement Procedure
Level 5 – Advanced
A student at this level: Can understand and participate effectively in social, academic and work situations; Can effectively communicate in most reading and writing tasks; Needs more practice with idioms, rapid listening comprehension of native-like English, and writing essays and compositions with fewer grammatical errors. A typical TOEFL iBT score for this student might be 77-119.
Level 4 – High Intermediate
A student at this level: Can express own opinions, ideas, and needs with familiar vocabulary, and good grammar, but some errors exist when initiating or continuing a conversation; Can read and interpret simplified and some authentic material on familiar subjects; Can write simple paragraphs; Can self-edit. Needs improvement in writing longer, more complex English, understanding longer conversations and speaking correctly using new vocabulary. A typical TOEFL iBT score for this student might be 45-76.
A student at this level: Can understand and respond to learned phrases and limited new words when spoken at slower than native fluency; Can express basic survival needs or ideas, and can participate in conversations with some grammatical and word choice errors. Can read and interpret simplified material on familiar topics. Can write compound sentences and short paragraphs. Needs to increase sentence structure variety, and gain stronger control of basic grammar in speaking and writing. A typical TOEFL iBT score for this student might be 22-42.
Level 2 – High Beginner
A student at this level: Can understand and use common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with repetition; can use simple learned phrases or short sentences; Can read most sight words and familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding; Can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary, and many spelling and grammatical errors. Needs to increase listening comprehension, speaking fluency, vocabulary use, and grammatical structures of English in social, academic, and work situations. A typical TOEFL iBT score for this student might be 0-22.
Level 1 – Beginner
A student at this level: Comprehends and speaks minimally in English. Communicates in a very limited way to express immediate needs orally or written; asks and responds to basic learned phrases with gestures; is literate in one’s first language. Needs to increase listening comprehension, speaking in 1-2 phrases, reading and writing of words and short phrases.
Once a student has applied for and been accepted into a program, he or she will be placed in an appropriate class by data collected from an interview, writing sample, and a test that includes listening comprehension, reading comprehension and grammar. Results of testing will be given to the student within two days of testing.
Read a general outline of assessment practices here.
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I liked everything at Immerse International, especially discovering our different backgrounds and exciting traditions from various countries. I had very interesting classed, which improved my English. I enjoyed every minute I passed there. Moreover, lunch time was another new meeting for practicing English and enjoying food with friends and teachers.