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Grenfell Campus (2014/2015)
7.5 Intensive English Bridge Program at Grenfell (IEBP-G)

The Intensive English Bridge Program is intended for applicants to Memorial University of Newfoundland who have been provisionally admitted as undergraduate students, and who are students of advanced proficiency who meet the criteria outlined in Admission below. The program requires ten to fifteen hours of classroom language instruction in reading, writing, grammar, and listening. The emphasis is on English for academic purposes. Students in this program may register for an undergraduate credit course concurrently, in consultation with the Coordinator of English as a Second Language programs.

Final admission for provisionally admitted students will be subject to successful completion of the Intensive English Program with an acceptable score on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment. The CAEL Assessment is administered as part of the program at the end of each semester. The number of semesters of Intensive English study required to achieve a student’s desired level of proficiency will vary according to his or her initial proficiency level and individual progress rate.

7.5.1 Admission

Candidates for the Intensive English Bridge Program must have:

  1. been provisionally accepted to undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.;

  2. achieved an average of Band 40 in the CAEL with a Writing sub-score of at least 40, a paper-based TOEFL score of 483, a computer-based TOEFL score of 160, an iBT TOEFL score of 56, with a minimum writing score of 16, or an IELTS score of 5.5 with no sub-score less than 5 and a minimum writing score of 5.5; and

  3. achieved a grade of “C” or better with a satisfactory attendance level (90%) in both ENGS 011F and ENGS 012F if enrolled in the Intensive English program at the St. John’s campus within the previous two semesters.

7.5.2 Program Requirements
  1. Students admitted to the Intensive English Bridge Program must register for the course English as a Second Language 011F.

  2. Students in this program may normally register for no more than one credit course, chosen in consultation with the Coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program.

  3. Students may register in the Intensive English Bridge Program for a maximum of two semesters.

  4. Full participation is an essential part of the language learning process in this program. For this reason regular attendance is required. No more than 10% of instructional days may be missed without documented reasons that are acceptable to the Coordinator of English as a Second Language programs. Students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirements may not be permitted to re-enroll in the IEBP-G in the following semester.