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English Language Studies

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

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January December 1
May    April 1
September August 1

Information Sessions

Date Day Time Location Campus  
January 23, 2020 Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Main 2801 Surrey Register
January 30, 2020 Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm 1370 Richmond Register
March 3, 2020 Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm Cedar 3015 Surrey Register
March 4, 2020 Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm East 2575 Langley Register
March 5, 2020 Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Main 1340 Richmond Register