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English Language Preparatory Courses


The English Language Preparatory Courses prepare students at lower levels to enter the English Language Proficiency Diploma, Courses are offered in intensive seven-week sessions and in a thirteen-week semester. 

Admission Requirements

Students may begin English Language Preparatory Courses at any level based on testing placement results.

Curricular Requirements

Preparatory Courses

Courses included in this level:
  ELSQ 0015 Basic English Communication 6 credits
  ELSQ 0021 Introductory Reading and Writing 6 credits
  ELSQ 0023 Introductory Listening and Speaking 6 credits
  ELSQ 0031 Pre-Foundation Reading and Writing 6 credits
  ELSQ 0033 Pre-Foundation Listening and Speaking 6 credits

See the ELST Diploma program for courses at the remaining levels.

Credential Awarded

Completion of ELSQ courses will prepare students to continue into the English Language Proficiency Diploma Program.

At a Glance

Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement

Program Type:

  • University Preparatory

Credential Granted:

  • No Credential

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Instructional Cycle:

  • Contact us

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2012

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 28-Jun-2017

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