English Language Studies Qualifying (ELSQ)

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Note: These upgrading courses are preparatory and are not eligible for a Tuition Tax Credit (T2202A).

ELSQ 0015  6 credits  
Basic English Communication  

Students with very limited English will, in this combined-skills course, develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a classroom environment.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): KPU ELST placement into ELSQ 0015

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELSQ 0021  6 credits  
Introductory Reading and Writing  

Students will learn and practise introductory reading and writing. They will focus primarily on upper beginner functional English for university studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): KPU ELST placement into ELSQ 0021

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELSQ 0023  6 credits  
Introductory Listening and Speaking  

Students will learn and practise listening and speaking in English. They will develop essential English listening and conversation skills at the upper beginner level on topics related to university studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ELSQ 0015 with a B- or KPU ELST placement into ELSQ 0023.

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELSQ 0031  6 credits  
Pre-Foundation Reading and Writing  

Students will develop reading and writing skills to a lower intermediate level of competence. They will improve their reading strategies, grammar control, spelling accuracy, and critical thinking skills by participating in learning tasks related to university studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0021 (B-) (b) KPU ELST placement into ELSQ 0031

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELSQ 0033  6 credits  
Pre-Foundation Listening and Speaking  

Students will develop listening and speaking skills to a lower intermediate level of competence. They will practise using listening strategies and new vocabulary in English conversation by participating in a variety of communicative learning tasks related to university studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0023 (B-) (b) KPU ELST placement into ELSQ 0033

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

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