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English Language Proficiency Policy


The ability to communicate effectively in English is vital to studying at Mahanaim. This means students should know how to read, write and speak English fluently. An International student must demonstrate English proficiency unless they can demonstrate that they meet one of the following criteria:

  • They come from a country where English is one of the official languages of the country;

  • They graduated from a high school where English is the primary language of instruction;

  • Their family is ex-pats from an English-speaking country, and they can demonstrate that English is the primary language spoken at home.


Unless exempt by the criteria above, all international students must present one of the following standardized English Proficiency Tests. In order to be considered for admission to Mahanaim, students must score:


TOEFL iBT: 50 or higher

TOEFL Essentials: 5.5 or higher

IELTS: 5.5 or higher

Duolingo: 85 or higher


English Test Score Reporting

The school code for each test is

TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Essentials: B175

IELTS: Nominated Institution “Mahanaim”

Duolingo: Please share your certified results to Mahanaim (‘Other’ Category) through your Duolingo Test account.


Mahanaim only accepts a test score taken within two years of your application being processed for review by the Mahanaim Admissions Committee.


Mahanaim’s Admissions Committee has the authority to revise English Language Proficiency Policy. Mahanaim’s English Language Proficiency policy only applies to the students.


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