English Proficiency Requirements

Registration, Application Process, and ESL Placement Exam

BCA requires students to have an intermediate level of English to be accepted as a student. All students for whom English is not their first and/or primary language are required to participate in an interview with our international program coordinator and write an ESL exam. 

The exam and interview measure your speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary skills. Students who do not meet the minimum language requirements will be encouraged to engage in further English study in their home contexts and to re-apply for BCA during the next intake. 

The Interview

After you have submitted all other application documents you will need to schedule a Skype interview with the international program coordinator. The interview will be approximately 15–20 minutes, made up of question set to examine your English speaking and listening levels, and get to know you better.  

The Exam

The ESL exam is written during the Skype interview. It consists of two parts: an online portion, for which you will be given login information, and an essay portion, for which you will be given a link to a writing prompt.