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English prerequisites

Curtin English provides courses to suit all levels of English, from beginners to experienced language learners.

  • To find out your current level of English, you need to complete a recognised English language proficiency test such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), TOEFL or Pearson test. Alternatively you can test your English using our placement test.
  • Find out more about English prerequisites for Curtin University courses.

Check your course options

You can use the chart below to check your course options.

Curtin English pathways

Equivalent TOEFL & Pearson scores are:

  • IELTS 3.0: TOEFL iBT 17, Pearson 14
  • IELTS 3.5: TOEFL iBT 25, Pearson 24
  • IELTS 4.0: TOEFL iBT 29, Pearson 28
  • IELTS 4.5: TOEFL iBT 33, Pearson 32
  • IELTS 5.0: TOEFL iBT 39 (Writing not less than 12), Pearson 38 (writing not less than 32)
  • IELTS 5.5: TOEFL iBT 52 (R:6, W:15, L:6, S:15), Pearson 44 (no communication skill less than 38)
  • IELTS 6.0: TOEFL iBT 68 (R:8, W:18, L:8, S:16), Pearson 53 (no communication skill less than 44)
  • IELTS 6.5: TOEFL iBT 79 (R:13, L:13, S:18, W:21), Pearson 58 (no communication skill less than 50)
  • IELTS 7.0: TOEFL iBT 94 (R:20, L:20, S:20, W:24), Pearson 64 (no communication skill less than 58)