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English Language Studies

English Language Studies

Because language matters

English Language Studies offers a range of courses and program options designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in academic and professional environments where English is the main language of communication. 

We have classes from intermediate to pre-university levels, and you can study full-time or part-time in the fall, winter, and summer semesters. The ELS Program is organized around four levels of English language ability, with proficiency certificates and courses in the areas of interactive communications, reading, and writing. Elective courses are offered across proficiency levels in the areas of pronunciation, vocabulary, and Business English.

If you want to improve your English to pursue university studies or to get ahead in your profession, UFV’s English Language Studies courses and program options are designed for you. 

Celebrating 30 years

The 2020-21 academic year marks the 30th anniversary of ELS at UFV – check out a slideshow of our past and present students, staff, and faculty here.

My ELS class was the first time for me to make friends in a new country. I got the chance to practice my English and learn new skills. UFV will be an unforgettable part of my life.

  • – Lin (Shirley) Jiang
  •    China

I moved to Abbotsford without any English at all. I became an ELS student at UFV and learned English from the basic level to the academic level. Academic courses gave me the opportunity to work toward my goals.

  • – Anatilde Cascavita
  •    Colombia

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