Diploma in English Language Proficiency

Description

The English Language Studies Department offers academic English classes for students of English as an additional language. You can take courses individually or you can earn the English Language Proficiency Diploma.

  • We welcome newcomers to Canada and international students.
  • Whether you are a recent high school student, a university graduate or a professional, our goal is to prepare you for success in your university studies or career.
  • We provide full or part-time intensive English language study in a four-level program.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/acp

Department's website: kpu.ca/acp/els

Admission Requirements

The following admission requirements apply to this program:

  • KPU ELST assessment into ELST 0041 or higher and ELST assessment into ELST 0043 or higher; or
  • ELSQ 0031 with B- or higher and ELSQ 0033 with a B- or higher; or
  • TOEFL iBT 32 (with writing and speaking 12; listening and reading 6); or
  • IELTS 4.5 (with no sub-score less than 4)

Placement test scores are used to provide students with appropriate placement within the program. A KPU placement test is available to applicants who do not have TOEFL or IELTS results. Applicants must provide test results prior to admission in order for KPU to confirm eligibility to enroll in courses at KPU.

Curricular Requirements

Students starting the program in courses above the Foundation level should contact the Academic Advisor for Upgrading for further information regarding courses currently being offered, and program requirements.

Students are required to complete 60 credits according to the following program requirements:

Diploma in English Language Proficiency

Foundation Level
ELST 0041English for Academic Purposes - Foundations Level 16
ELST 0043Foundation Level - Listening and Speaking 16
Select one of the following: 23
Intermediate Pronunciation
ELST 0064
Level 1
ELST 0181English for Academic Purposes - Level 1 16
ELST 0183Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 1 16
Select one of the following: 23
Intermediate Pronunciation
ELST 0064
Grammar 1
Level 2
ELST 0281English for Academic Purposes - Level 2 16
ELST 0283Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 2 13
Select two of the following: 26
One university-level course 3
Advanced Pronunciation
Grammar II
Level 3
ELST 0381English for Academic Purposes - Level 3 16
ELST 0383Academic Listening and Speaking Skills - Level 3 13
Select 6 credits from the following: 26
Up to two university-level courses 3
Advanced Pronunciation
Grammar II
Total Credits60

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Level, students are eligible to receive a Citation in English Language Proficiency.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in English Language Proficiency.

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