English Language Studies

English Language Studies program (ELS)

The ELS program includes English upgrading core courses to improve basic reading, writing, and speaking skills at the intermediate and advanced levels.

ELS program courses

See the UFV Calendar for detailed course descriptions.

High Intermediate Level
EAP 054 Writing for Academic Success
EAP 056 Academic Interactive Communications
EAP 058 Reading for Academic Success

Advanced Level
EAP 064 Writing for Academic Success
EAP 066 Academic Interactive Communications
EAP 068 Reading for Academic Success

English proficiency requirements

Evidence of English proficiency is recommended but not required for admission to the ELS program.

Students who apply to the ELS program 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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