We require a minimum level of English language proficiency from applicants before they can be considered for admissions into our Diploma programs.
For students who do not meet the English Language requirements, Toronto Film School offers an ESL Pathway program that helps transition students into any Toronto Film School Diploma program of their choice.
We also provide a list of other approved ESL programs that students may complete prior to being admitted at Toronto Film School.
ESL Pathway Program Entrance Requirements
Based on the results of the Oxford Online Placement Test, students are tentatively placed in Level 1 or Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program. Students are tested again upon arrival to Canada and may be placed up or down a level depending on the results of the in-person test.
Recognized Tests and Minimum Scores
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
|Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
|Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)||73|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic||47|
|Cambridge English Language Assessment||162|
|Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)||60|
|Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
Toronto Film School’s ESL Pathway Partners
Click here to learn more about our ESL pathway partners and approved ESL programs and levels.