Develop confidence in oral communication and build an
understanding of academic texts and writing
Academic Foundations (AF) courses are designed for students who wish to enter
English for Academic Purposes but have not yet reached the required level of
English language proficiency.
The University of Alberta—a Top 5 Canadian university—is known for its teaching and
research excellence. At UAlberta you will receive a distinguished education and join an
esteemed community of alumni from around the world.
The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, which is one of Canada’s most
youthful and fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Edmonton is proudly known for being the
country’s Festival City, hosting exciting year-round activities and being one of the sunniest
cities in North America.
Come to study at one of the most beautiful and majestic countries
in the world and find your place at the University of Alberta.
Three levels of AF are offered.
Placement is based on IELTS TM
or completion of the ELS online
AF I: This course is for students with
a score of at least 3.5 on the IELTS TM
Academic with no band score less
AF II: For students with a score of
at least 4.0 on the IELTS TM Academic
with no band score less than 3.5
AF III: For students with a score of
at least 4.5 on the IELTS TM Academic
with no band score less than 4.0
After completing Academic
Foundations III, students can
enter directly into EAP 135.
English for Academic Purposes
Study English in Canada and meet the University of Alberta’s
undergraduate admission requirement
Earn credit towards a degree while
studying English for Academic Purposes
Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed to help you meet the
English language proficiency requirement for University of Alberta undergraduate
admission. You will develop skills to present ideas effectively, both verbally and
through written communication, in accordance with University of Alberta standards.
Courses are seven weeks
in duration, and three
levels are offered during
all session dates.
Placement is based on
IELTS TM or completion
of the ELS online
EAP 135: This course is for students
with a score of at least 5.0 on the
IELTS TM Academic with no band score
less than 4.5
EAP 140: For students who have
completed EAP 135 or who have a score
of at least 5.5 on the IELTS TM Academic
with no band score less than 5.0
EAP 145: For students who have
completed EAP 140
Preparing for graduate studies (EAP 550)
This 14-week course will help you build the language skills necessary to be an
effective, independent participant in graduate studies at an English language
Students who successfully complete EAP 550 will meet the minimum English
language proficiency requirement for admission to many master’s and PhD
programs at the University of Alberta.
The Bridging Program (BP) is for you if you meet all of UAlberta’s
academic criteria but have not yet met the UAlberta English requirement.
This program provides English for Academic Purposes training and
enables you to take classes with other UAlberta undergraduates in your
Once you successfully complete the Bridging Program, you can continue
your studies in a full-time degree program at the University of Alberta as
a regular undergraduate student.
ELS has partnerships with the following faculties
to admit Bridging Program students:
• Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
• Native Studies
• Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
• Augustana Campus
Bridging Program students take
EAP 135/140/145 courses; refer to
the opposite page for course dates.
APPLY TO THE ENGLISH
All program applications can be found online at
uab.ca/ELS. If you have any questions while applying,
we are always available and happy to help.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1.780.492.5530 (Mountain Time Zone)
Study English while immersing yourself with our Cultural Seminars
In our short-term study abroad programs, we combine the study of English with an introduction to
contemporary Canadian topics and global citizenship. Tours throughout the Edmonton area, the iconic
Rocky Mountains, and out-of-class learning opportunities provide a full Canadian cultural experience while
showcasing the best must-see places Alberta has to offer.
Communication Skills for
Communication Skills for Global
Citizenship (CSGC) is a two-level
course, which takes a contentbased
approach to developing
oral communication skills. You
will have the opportunity to learn
about Canada and the wider
global community through the
exploration of themes of history,
culture, diversity, sustainability,
community engagement, and
CSGC courses can be taken by
groups or individual students
in integrated classes or as
private cohorts of 15 students
or more, according to their
English for Nursing
English for Nursing (EFN) is a
specialized program within the
English Language School. It
provides undergraduate students
who are majoring in nursing
with English language skills and
communication strategies related
to their studies and careers.
Students can participate in an
integrated class or private groups
of ten or more students can
receive customized programming
on their preferred schedule.
English for Science
English for Science and
Technology (EST) is a specialized
program within the English
Language School. It provides
third- and fourth-year
undergraduate students, as
well as graduate students
who are majoring in science/
engineering fields, with
the English language and
necessary for working, studying
and researching in an academic
or professional setting.
Students can participate in
an integrated class or private
groups of ten or more students
can receive customized
programming according to
their preferred schedule.
Student Engagement Centre
Far from home, close to support
We understand that our students are far from home
and in a culture often very different than their own.
To support our students, we offer a welcoming
environment in our Student Engagement Centre,
which provides academic and personal support,
volunteer opportunities, conversation clubs, group
outings, and social events.
While learning English, international students quickly
realize the benefits of participating in the Homestay
Program. The program is specifically designed for
students who speak English as a second or additional
language. Students live with a Canadian family,
experience Canadian culture, and are able to practice
their English beyond the classroom. Host families are
carefully selected from the Edmonton community to
ensure that they have a genuine interest in having a
cross-cultural exchange. Both the host family and the
student have a unique learning experience and often
develop bonds that last a lifetime.
At home on campus
UAlberta’s Residence Services operates several
student housing facilities. Availability is on a firstcome,
first-served basis; however, priority is given
to those enrolled in the University of Alberta as
TO APPLY FOR RESIDENCE
Contact Residence Services directly, at least two
months in advance. You will require a copy of your
Letter of Acceptance to the English Language
School as part of your application.
Faculty of Extension
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6