English Language Studies

Academic Bridge

ELS Academic Bridge courses are advanced and for students who plan to enroll in university-level academic courses. Students at this level may be eligible for the University Foundation program, which allows them to take both ELS and university-level courses at the same time.

Courses

See the UFV Calendar for detailed course descriptions.

University Foundation Level
EAP 070 Reading for Academic Success
EAP 073 Academic Vocabulary
EAP 074 Writing for Academic Success
EAP 075 Foundations of English for Business
EAP 076 Academic Interactive Communications

University Bridge Level
EAP 084 Writing for Academic Success
CSM 104 Integrated Academic Learning Skills

English admission requirements

Evidence of English proficiency is required for admission to the Academic Bridge program and university-level academic courses.

Admission requirements for international students.

Students who apply to ELS programs may need to take an assessment to measure English language skills before registering for classes. Completing the assessment helps place students in courses that meet their skill level.

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Description

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

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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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