Who should take the ConCEPT?
The ConCEPT does not allow prospective students to meet the Language Proficiency Requirement for admission (see website),nor is it available to students who have not yet established minimum proficiency.
The ConCEPT is a theme-based test drawing on lecture and reading material characteristic of first-year undergraduate courses in terms of linguistic difficulty. The test is taken in a computer lab on Concordia's downtown campus and is delivered on the Moodle platform.
The ConCEPT consists of the following tasks:
Listening and Speaking
Reading and Writing
The ConCEPT takes approximately two hours to complete. Placement recommendations are posted on the MyConcordia Portal five (5) business days after the test.
Preparation for the test: Students with confirmed appointments for the ConCEPT will be directed to a practice test accessible on Moodle. The purpose of the practice test is to familiarize students with the computer interface and task types they will work with on their test date. This is the only recommended preparation activity; no books or banks of practice tests are provided.