YELT

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" by Socrates

Our professional native instructors prepare you prudent hints along with the mock-up tests. We review all themes meticulously and ultimately let you “wave the flag of success” in your Test. Join our programs and reap the benefits of the following Bundles;

  • Regular Program (RP), 20 Sessions, 40 Hours
  • Semi-Intensive Program (SIP), 10 Sessions, 20 Hours
  • Fast Track Program (FTP), 5 Sessions, 10 Hours

In all Bundles you will boost

  • academic reading skills
  • academic listening skills
  • academic writing skills
  • academic speaking skills

Before running the course, we do the Diagnostic Assessment for a better learning efficiency.

What is the York English Language Test?

The YELT test evaluates your ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English at university level. The evaluation consists of two parts:

  1. a reading and writing test (90 minutes)
  2. a listening/Speaking test (20 minutes)

Only those applicants whose results for the reading and writing test are satisfactory are invited to an interview. The written part of the YELT requires you to answer, using your own words, five questions based on two reading passages from university-level materials (one hour) and to write a short essay (one to two pages) in which you give your thoughts and opinions on the topic covered in the readings (30 minutes). You must complete the five reading comprehension questions by the end of the first hour. Your answers and the reading passages will be collected when the hour is up so you will not be able to go back to them afterwards. If your results for the written part of the YELT are not satisfactory, a report will be mailed to you recommending that you take an English as a Second Language (ESL) course in order to prepare for your university studies. You may reapply for the YELT after two months have elapsed or after successfully completing an ESL course. If your results for the written part of the test are satisfactory, you will be invited for a Listening/Speaking test in which your ability to understand spoken English and to express yourself orally will be evaluated. The interview takes 15-20 minutes and will include questions about your studies and your English language learning experiences. Your results will be mailed to you three to four weeks after the date of your written test. The report you receive will give you your overall result for the test.

How to register for YELT?

1. In Person: Bring the required documents and fee to the Office of Admissions when you register.

2. By Mail: Complete and return the Mail Registration Form, the fee and required documents to the Office of Admissions.

Documents required to register for YELT

1. Proof of identity:

  • valid passport
  • driver's licence or the new Ontario Health Card (with the photo)
  • None of these? An affidavit confirming your personal identity will be accepted.

2. Photograph: A valid passport photograph is taken by a commercial photographer. Photographer or studio name, address and date photo was taken should be stamped on back of photograph. Specifications for Canadian passport photographs.

3. Test Fee: The fee is $150 (Canadian dollars—money order, certified cheque, Interac, Visa or MasterCard) payable to York University.

When is YELT offered?

Monthly. Usually on a Friday or Saturday. You will be booked into the next available test date. If registering by mail, you can expect to take the YELT within two to four weeks of the time you send in your mail registration form.

What if I live outside of the Greater Toronto Area?

You will be given a special test date where both the written and oral components of the YELT are administered on the same day. Out-of-town tests are usually offered each month on a Saturday at the Keele campus.

Contact the YELT Office directly at 416-736-5812 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the YELT Coordinator if planning to visit Toronto and wish to make special arrangements to take the YELT during your stay.

When are YELT results available?

Results are mailed to you approximately three weeks after completion of both parts of the test. Test results are automatically sent to York University's Office of Admission.

How often can I write the YELT?

  • Rewrite YELT two months from the date of your previous written test
  • After successful completion of an appropriate ESL course, such as one offered through the York University English Language Institute (YUELI).

How long are YELT results valid? YELT results are valid for up to two years.

Contact YELT: For test procedures, out-of-town test bookings and test dates, call: 416-736-5812. To register, call: 416-736-5599.

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Mailing Address: YELT Office, Bennett Centre for Student Services, 99 Ian MacDonald Blvd, York University, 4700 Keel Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. (Adapted from the York University Website)

For more information or to enroll, contact our office at 647-348-3530.

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