English Language Studies

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English Language Studies program (ELS)

English upgrading core courses to improve basic reading, writing, and speaking skills.
High Intermediate Level and Advanced Level.

Academic Bridge

Advanced English upgrading in preparation for academic study; students at this level may be eligible for the University Foundation program.

University Foundation certificate program (UFP)

An intensive program designed to help you make the transition from ELS to full-time university-level programs.


My ESL 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 ESL 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
  •    Columbia

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