English Language Studies

English language proficiency certificates

English language proficiency certificates

The ELS department offers four English language proficiency certificates.

How to qualify

Students must achieve a grade of C- or better in each of the required courses listed below. Students must also have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses for the certificate.

ELS Intermediate certificate (Level 50)

WG54 Writing and Grammar Intermediate II
RV58 Reading and Vocabulary Intermediate II
S56 Listening and Speaking Intermediate II

ELS Advanced I certificate (Level 60)

WG64 Writing and Grammar Advanced I
RV68 Reading and Vocabulary Advanced I
S66 Listening and Speaking Advanced I

ELS Advanced II certificate (Level 70)

WG74 Writing and Grammar Advanced II
R70 Reading Advanced II
S76 Listening and Speaking Advanced II
One other 70 or 80 level ESL course

ELS Academic certificate (Level 80)

WG84 Writing and Grammar Bridge
R80 Reading Bridge
Any two other 80 level ESL courses

How to apply


Confirm your qualifications

Check to be sure that you meet the qualifications listed above. Did you complete the required courses? Do you have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses for the certificate? Do you have a C- or higher in the required courses?

If you are not sure, contact the ELS department.


Apply to graduate

Apply for the certificates you wish to receive by filling out a Graduation Request form.


Submit your form and pay $25

Submit your completed Graduation Request form along with $25 to any Office of the Registrar. You may apply for more than one certificate for the $25 fee.

Make your request anytime during the semester in which you will complete your certificate requirements.

All applications are due by April 1.


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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