English Proficiency Level Requirements

The following English proficiency levels are recommended for taking courses in the Continuing Education Program. For more information, please refer to our English-placement test page.

Course CEFR TOEFL (PBT) TOEFL (CBT) TOEFL (iBT) IELTS TOEIC Eiken
General English Course - Basic Beginner (GEC101/102) A1 350 or below 63 or below 19-20 * 500 or below 5-kyu
General English Course - High Beginner (GEC201/202) A2 350-400 63-97 20-32 * 550-600 4-kyu
General English Course - Lower Intermediate (GEC301/302) B1 400-450 97-133 32-45 * 600-650 3-kyu
General English Course - Intermediate (GEC401/402)

Any course in:
• Focus on Specific Language Skills
B1/B2 450-475 133-153 45-53 5.5 650-700 2-kyu
General English Course - High Intermediate (GEC501/502)

Any course in:
• Focus on Specific Language Skills
• Culture and the Arts
B2/C1 475-500 150-173 53-61 6.0 700-750 2-kyu A
General English Course - Advanced (GEC601/602)

Any course in:
• Focus on Specific Language Skills
• Culture and the Arts
• Professional Development and Training
• Business Management and Communications
• Computers and Technology
C1/C2 500 or above 173 or above 61 or above 6.5 or above 750 or above Jun 1-kyu