ELT Placement Procedures

Placement Exam

All students who have not met UWRF's language proficiency scores will take the ELT placement exam during International Student Orientation.  Based on the results of that exam, students will participate at one of the following levels:

Low-Intermediate

  • 14 credits
  • 22 hours of instruction
  • Completion of level based on placement exam, teacher recommendation, and coursework grades

Intermediate

  • 16 credits
  • 22 hours of instruction
  • Completion of level based on placement exam and teacher recommendation

Advanced

  • 16 credits
  • 22 hours of instruction
  • Completion of ELT program based on placement exam and teacher recommendation

Transition

  • Combination of ESL courses and general University courses
  • Completion of ELT program based on teacher recommendation and coursework grades


How long will students be in the ELT program?

The length of time students study in the ELT program depends on their level of English competence and their willingness to study hard.  Some students take only one semester in the ELT program, and other students spend several semesters as full-time ELT students followed by a transition semester.