English Language Studies

Academic Bridge

English for academic purposes program courses are advanced and for students who plan to enroll in university-level academic courses. Students at this level may be eligible for the University Foundation program, which allows them to take both ELS and university-level courses at the same time.


See the UFV Calendar for detailed course descriptions.

University Foundation Level
EAP 070 Reading for Academic Success
EAP 073 Academic Vocabulary
EAP 074 Writing for Academic Success
EAP 075 Foundations of English for Business
EAP 076 Academic Interactive Communications

English admission requirements

Evidence of English proficiency is required for admission to the Academic Bridge program and university-level academic courses.

Admission requirements for international students.

Students who apply to ELS programs may need to take an assessment to measure English language skills before registering for classes. Completing the assessment helps place students in courses that meet their skill level.


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My ESL class was the first time for me to make friends in a new country. I got the chance to practice my English and learn new skills. UFV will be an unforgettable part of my life.

  • – Lin (Shirley) Jiang
  •    China

I moved to Abbotsford without any English at all. I became an ESL student at UFV and learned English from the basic level to the academic level. Academic courses gave me the opportunity to work toward my goals.

  • – Anatilde Cascavita
  •    Columbia

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