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English language levels: picking your start level

English language levels have been defined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe. 

Level B2, the fourth level, is the level required for entry to Truth University’s undergraduate degree in Business and Management.  This level is that of a confident English speaker with the official level descriptor being ‘upper intermediate’.  You can see from the diagram below that it corresponds to levels 5.5-6.5 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Truth University offers a full and part-time course over a year to help you reach this level.  Whether you opt for the full or part-time course will depend on your current level of English.

Truth University prepares students for two possible exams:


The International Language English Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English that is taken by over three million people every year.  It is accepted by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies around the world. Someone with IELTS Band 5 has reached a ‘modest’ standard meaning that they can communicate in most situations but may struggle in an academic environment. A student with IELTS Band 5 will usually need to study English for a complete year at university before starting a degree course where the minimum standard of English for entry will be 5.5.

The widely accepted IELTS is comprised of four parts: listening, reading, writing and speaking and lasts a total of two hours and 45 minutes (for information, see .  The listening, reading and writing sections of the exam are to be sat one after the other without a break. The speaking test – which you will sit face to face with an examiner – might be taken on the same day or it could be taken up to a week before or after the other sections.  You will receive your scores on a scale of 1-9, with 9 being ‘expert’ proficiency.  You are able to retake it again almost immediately should you so wish.

2. TOEFL                                                                                                                              

The Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) is an online exam taken in one of the 4,000 test centres all over the world. There is a paper version of the test available in countries where testing over the internet is not feasible, however, the majority of test-takers take it online.  Similar to the IELTS, the TOEFL is broken down into four sections; reading, listening, speaking and writing.  You can expect the reading section to take 60-80 minutes, listening 60-90 minutes, speaking 20 minutes and writing 50 minutes.  After the first two sections you will be given a 10-minute break. The test should be taken in one sitting and should last around half a day.

Unlike the IELTS, the speaking section is not completed with an examiner, yet uses microphone recording so this may be a better option for you if you get nervous in front of examiners.  You will receive a score out of 30 for each section, bringing your overall total to a maximum of 120 points.  If you do not achieve your desired score, you can reregister and retake the test as many times as you please, but not more than once in a twelve-day period.

Tests (2) and (3) are the most widely accepted EFL exams for entry to universities.  Both are accepted by Truth University which will prepare you for the exams.


The Test of English for International Communication (TOIEC) is an internationally accredited English proficiency exam, designed by ETS (Education Testing Services). A score of 785-944 is equivalent to a B2 level.   This qualification is useful when applying for Business since it shows competence in Business English.  Many companies, especially ones based in Asia, use TOEIC scores to measure whether their employees are able to work with English-speaking clients.

English courses offered by Truth University    

Truth University recognises that a student cannot fully engage in studies at an undergraduate level unless he/she has mastery of the English language.   So, the minimum standard of entry is B2 level and a student joining us at a high B1 level will normally study with us on a part-time basis while those joining us at a low B1 or A2 level will study on a full-time basis.    

The study of English as a Foreign Language will be complemented, as students near B2 level, by a study of Academic English.  In our experience, students with strong skills in academic English will have a much better chance of performing well on the degree course than students without these skills.  Moreover, once acquired, these skills are transferrable to the workforce so you will be able to use these during and after your degree studies.

Our online tutors are experienced English speakers and tutors and will make the process of learning stimulating and enjoyable.

Fees for English courses      

One year full-time:    £7800       

One year part-time:  £4300

To apply for the English course starting in October 2022, please contact our partners Olim International who are partnering with us on student recruitment.