2200 Hour Massage Therapy Program English Language Proficiency


English is the primary language of instruction at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CCTCMA). All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted.

There are the following ways to meet the CCTCMA’s minimum English Language Admission Standard for 2200 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program.

WAYS TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT

  1. Complete one or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within English speaking country prior to attending the CCTCMA, or
  2. Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency below that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

If you are fully proficient in English but do not meet the options listed above, you may request a Waiver for the English Language Proficiency.

TEST THAT SATISFY THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADMISSION STANDARD

Test Test Minimum Score
TOEFL iBT Test of English as a Foreign
Language
53
 IELTS  International English
Language Testing System
 5
 CAEL  Canadian Academic English
Language assessment
 50
 CLB  Canadian Language
Benchmark
 6
 Cambridge English  Cambridge English
Language Assessment
 CAE-C, CAE-B, CPE-C
 MELAB  The Michigan English
Language Assessment
Battery
 80
 CELPIP General Test  Canadian English Language
Proficiency Index Program
 7

WAIVER REQUEST PROCESS

If you do not meet the CCTCMA’s English Language Admission Standard but believe that you have the English proficiency to successfully finish our 2200 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program, you may request to have the requirement waived. Your waiver request must include:

  1. A brief letter explaining why you believe the requirement should be waived.
  2. An official letter of recommendation from your school’s English teacher, guidance counsellor, principal, or headmaster, which attests that your level of English proficiency is sufficient to successfully complete the 2200 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program. The recommendation should be submitted via email and include the writer’s contact information (phone number and email address preferred).
  3. An official transcript of grades, including courses in progress and anticipated grades. In order for the transcript to be official, it must be submitted in a sealed school envelope and mailed directly from your school to the CCTCMA.

You may also include any additional evidence demonstrating your English competence, such as achievement test scores.

Please include all required documents as well as your student number when sending your waiver request. Waiver requests can be emailed to info@cctcma.com.

Please note: We strongly suggest that you try to meet the requirement through one of the specified means, in case your waiver request cannot be granted.