Michener English Language Assessment

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In class




4 hours


Bruce Russell, B.A., B.Mus., CTESL, M.Ed. (OISE)

Evaluation Method

The assessment takes approximately 4 hours and scores are reported in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Intended For


  • Students applying for admission to the Michener Institute
  • Health professionals fulfilling the language requirement for professional certification.



The Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON

The Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English language proficiency based on communication that is typical in health care education or practice settings. The test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a Canadian framework for English language proficiency. MELA scores are used by post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to study or practice. Please note: A participant may only attempt the MELA test up to a maximum of 3 times.

Please visit www.themela.com for additional information and samples of the test.

Assessment Times:

  • Wednesday Dates – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Toronto – Eastern Time)
  • Saturday Dates – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Toronto – Eastern Time)

COVID-19: Health & Safety

Michener will actively be screening all MELA participants upon arrival. Participants must comply with social distancing measures and wear a face mask at all times. In addition, to minimize time spent indoors on your MELA test date, the MELA Speaking Test interview will be conducted online at a later date – typically by next day. Additional information will be provided to all registrants.


The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1V4
(conveniently located by St. Patrick Subway Station)

Reception will direct you to the test room location. Please arrive on time for your sign-in.

*NEW* – MELA is now offered in an ONLINE format. Click here to transfer to the MELA ONLINE (LANG101) registration page or scroll down to continue registration for the IN-CLASS MELA located at The Michener Institute-St. Patrick Campus.

Transfers, Withdrawals, Refunds, and Appeals

For information on transfers, withdrawals, refunds and appeals, please refer to our Continuing Education Policy

To register, scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘Register’ tab.


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
LANG100-W08Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) Location - The Michener Institute – St. Patrick CampusAssessment$300.00Feb-06-2021 to Feb-06-2021Open
LANG100-W09Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) Location - The Michener Institute – St. Patrick CampusAssessment$300.00Apr-10-2021 to Apr-10-2021Open
LANG100-S10Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) Location - The Michener Institute – St. Patrick CampusAssessment$300.00May-12-2021 to May-12-2021Open
LANG100-S11Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) Location - The Michener Institute – St. Patrick CampusAssessment$300.00Jun-12-2021 to Jun-12-2021Open