ESL CRITERIA

This is in line with WUDC rules on qualification as ESL. 


 

Take the sum of:

 

(a) the number of years spent, while aged 12+, enrolled in an educational programme in a native-English environment, multiplied by 2; 

 

(b) the number of years you spent, while aged 6-12, enrolled in an educational programme in a native-English environment;

 

(c) the number of years you spent, while aged 12+, enrolled in an educational program where English is the effective medium of instruction in a non-native English environment, or the English language is the subject of instruction; 

 

(d) the number of years you spent, while aged 6-12, enrolled in an educational program where English is the effective medium of instruction in a non-native English environment, or the English language is the subject of instruction, divided by 2; 

 

(e) the number of years in which you, aged 12+, primarily spoke English in your home or social circle; 

 

(f) the number of years in which you, aged 6-12, primarily spoke English in your home or social circle, divided by 2; and

 

(g) the number of years in which you worked in a workplace where English is the effective medium of exchange. 


 

If the result is 6 or more, you are EPL and do not qualify as ESL. 

If the result is less than 6, you are ESL. 




Example:
A speaker has spent 2 years while aged 12+ in an educational programme in a native-English environment, and primarily spoke English in their social circle for 2 years while aged 12+. This speaker scores 4 under (a) and 2 under (e) for a total of 6, and therefore is EPL.