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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Spring 2021 Academic Term

KPU’s measures to control the spread of COVID-19 are on-going therefore the majority of our classes will be delivered online for the Spring term, with a very limited number of courses delivered on campus.

Check this webpage for further information about Spring 2021 classes.

English Language Studies

Due to Covid-19, the ELS Placement test is now offered online.  For more information and to register for an online English Placement test visit:

Important notice:

The English Language Studies department is not currently offering any ELSQ courses. These include ELSQ 0021/0023/0031/0033 (beginner to low-intermediate levels).  Courses at the intermediate to advanced levels in ELST (0041/0043, 0181/0183, 0281/0283, 0381/0383) continue to be offered.

In order to take an ELST course, students should have at least an intermediate level of English (equivalent to approximately LINC 4/5 or IELTS 4.5).

The English Language Studies Department at KPU welcomes newcomers to Canada and international students. If English is not your first language and you need to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, our ESL and academic preparation courses will help you. Whether you are a recent high school student, a university graduate or a professional, our goal is to prepare you for success in your university studies or career.

How to Apply

  1. To start your application, go to
  2. Questions? Go to KPU application for more information or stop by the Future Students' Office for one-on-one assistance.
  3. Sign up for an English Language Studies Test or send in your IELTS or TOEFL scores.
  4. Check out How to Register and Register for courses through your Online Self-Service Portal

When to Apply

To start in… Apply by…
January December 1
May    April 1
September August 1

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