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English Language Studies

Starting in September, KPU is 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. If you are a new student, go in person to the Student Enrollment Services on any campus. 
  2. Complete application forms.
  3. Submit IELTS or TOEFL iBT test results (taken within 2 years) or register to take the KPU ELS Placement Test (at the Surrey campus)
  4. Once you have been accepted, register for your courses and prepare to start your studies. Advisors can help you register.

Financial Assistance

Permanent residents and Canadian Citizens may be eligible to receive financial aid.  See criteria:

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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