English Language Studies (ELST)

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

ELST 0041  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Foundations Level  

Students at the lower-intermediate level will learn and practise academic reading, writing and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0031 (B-) and ELSQ 0033 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 and one of ELSQ 0033 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 (c) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 and one of ELSQ 0031 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 32 (Writing Band 12, Speaking Band 12, Listening Band 6, and Reading Band 6), (e) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 4.5 (Writing Band 4, Speaking Band 4, Listening Band 4, and Reading Band 4)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0043  6 credits  
Foundation Level - Listening and Speaking  

Students at the intermediate level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELSQ 0031 (B-) and ELSQ 0033 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 and one of ELSQ 0033 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 (c) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0043 and one of ELSQ 0031 (B-) or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0041 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Band 32 (Writing Band 12, Speaking Band 12, Listening Band 6, and Reading Band 6), (e) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 4.5 (Writing Band 4, Speaking Band 4, Listening Band 4, and Reading Band 4)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0061  3 credits  
Intermediate Pronunciation  

Students at the intermediate and upper-intermediate levels will work on improving the overall clarity of their speech. They will practice identifying, producing, and predicting English sounds patterns accurately.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ELST 0033 with B- or Accuplacer 78 or TOEFL iBT 32 or Cb-TOEFL 97 or TOEFL 400 or IELTS 4.5 with no sub-score less than 4.0

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0162  3 credits  
Grammar 1  

Students will study the meaning, form and use of grammar at the intermediate level. They will also develop strategies to identify and correct common grammar and usage errors.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): (ELST 0041 with B- and 0043 with B-) or [Accuplacer 88 or TOEFL iBT 45 or cb-TOEFL 450) and (Kwantlen ESL Writing Band 4 or TOEFL iBT writing sub-score 15 or TWE 3)] or IELTS 5.0 with no sub-score less than 4.5

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0181  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 1  

Students at the upper-intermediate level will learn and practice academic reading, writing, and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): ELST 0041 with a B- or KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0181 or TOEFL iBT 45 with no sub-score less than 15 or IELTS 5.0 with 5.0 in Reading/Writing and no sub-score less than 4.5.

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0183  6 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 1  

Students at the upper-intermediate level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0043 (B-), (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0183, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT overall Band 45 (Listening Band 11, Speaking Band 11), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band 5 (Listening Band 5, Speaking Band 5, Reading Band 4.5, and Writing Band 4.5)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0261  3 credits  
Advanced Pronunciation  

Students at the lower and upper-advanced level will learn and practice skills needed to improve speech clarity.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0183 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0283 (c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Speaking Band 5.5 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Listening Band 15, Speaking Band 15)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0262  3 credits  
Grammar II  

Students will learn how to identify and correct common grammatical and stylistic errors made by English as a Second Language learners. They will also develop strategies to expand their knowledge of idiomatic usage.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0181 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0281 (c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Writing Band 5.5 (d) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Reading Band 15, Writing Band 15)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0281  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 2  

Students at the lower-advanced level will learn and practise academic reading, writing, and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0181 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0281 (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 61 (Reading Band 18, Writing Band 18) (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 5.5 (Reading 5.5, Writing Band 5.5, Listening 5.0, Speaking 5.0) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 50 (Reading sub-test score 50, Writing sub-test score 50, Listening sub-test score 40, Speaking sub-test score 40)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0283  3 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 2  

Students at the lower-advanced level will learn and practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further studies in English.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0183 (B-), (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0283, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (Listening Band 15, Speaking Band 15), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band of 5.5 (Listening Band 5.5, Speaking Band 5.5, Reading Band 5, and Writing Band 5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 50 (Listening sub-test score 50, Speaking sub-test score 50, Reading sub-test score 40, Writing sub-test score 40)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0381  6 credits  
English for Academic Purposes - Level 3  

Students at the advanced level will develop and practice academic reading, writing and study skills.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0281 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0381 (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (with writing sub-score 21) (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Reading Band 6.0, Writing Band 6.0 Listening Band 5.5, Speaking Band 5.5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 60 (Reading sub-test score 60, Writing sub-test score 60, Listening sub-test score 50, Speaking sub-test score 50)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

ELST 0383  3 credits  
Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 3  

Students at the advanced level will practice listening and speaking skills in preparation for further academic studies.

Level: CP

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (a) ELST 0283 (B-) (b) KPU ELST Placement into ELST 0383, (c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Overall Band 79 (Listening Band 19, Speaking Band 19), (d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Band 6.0 (Listening Band 6.0, Speaking Band 6.0, Reading Band 5.5, Writing Band 5.5) (e) Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Overall Band Score 60 (Listening sub-test score 60, Speaking sub-test score 60, Reading sub-test score 50, Writing sub-test score 50)

Attributes: ACAD, F2D

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