If you need to upgrade your English to get ahead in your profession or pursue university studies, UFV’s English as a Second Language program options are designed just for you.

If you are a full-time international student, UFV offers intensive English upgrading‌, ranging from beginner to pre-university levels, with the option of earning a University Foundation program certificate. The intensive training options teach students the language, as well as the necessary cultural and academic skills needed to succeed at a university-level of study.

Your English test scores determine the level that is most suitable for you to start. Completion of each level normally takes one semester, or four months.

The first two levels of the ESL program allow you focus on improving your written and spoken English. After completing these two core levels, you can move on to the University Foundation program or the ESL Academic Bridge Program.

These programs have two levels each, and the Foundation option allows you to take university courses while completing your language requirements. When you successfully complete ESL Writing/Grammar 84 with a C+ or higher in the University Foundation or ESL Academic Bridge program, you meet the English requirement for full-time academic study at UFV.



Entrance requirements

ESL Program
(Beginner to Advanced Levels)

ESL courses

Evidence of English proficiency is recommended, but not required.‌‌

University Foundation
(2 levels: 1 & 2)

ESL and academic courses

IELTS overall band score of 5.0 with minimum band score of 5.0
or a TOEFL iBT score of 61 with writing 15

ESL Academic Bridge
(2 levels:  Advanced II & Academic Bridge)

ESL courses

IELTS overall band score of 5.0 with minimum band score of 5.0
or a TOEFL iBT score of 61 with writing 15

Check out the full listing of entrance requirements for the UFV ESL Program.


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