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English Language Studies

KPU is now offering English for Academic Purposes courses on the Langley campus. These are advanced level courses designed to help students whose first language is not English prepare for university studies. View ELS program information.

Next Steps

  1. To start your application process, drop by Student Enrollment Services or apply online
  2. Fill out a KPU application.
  3. Sign up for an ELS placement test or send in your IELTS or TOEFL scores.
  4. Register for courses and check clsss schedules.

Financial Assistance

As of September 2017, tuition for English Language Studies courses is free for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees. Other fees may be covered by the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) for those who qualify.

Need a credit limit increase to take ELS courses in session 2?

If you are only taking ELS courses and need an increased credit limit so you can register in session 2, please see an International advisor (for International students). For domestic students, please see ACA's advisor or a Central Advisor. Only by reviewing your learning plan can the advisor recommend a credit limit increase.

English Language Proficiency for success in today's world.

International Students

KPU's approach to English language studies enables you to quickly develop university level skills. Towards the end of your Diploma in English Language Studies, KPU allows you to take one or two university courses alongside your English studies.

Permission to Register and Prerequisites

Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites and co-requisites as listed in the current course calendar.  Waivers may be requested if you can clearly demonstrate that you have the equivalent skills and knowledge.  Students are responsible to complete the "Permission to Register" form and contact one of the department Chair(s): or for their signature and then the student must take the form to Student Enrolment Services for processing.

A right class for you Confidence and bravery are the two main qualities I have gained from studying English at KPU

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