English Language School Programs

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2021

uab.ca/ELS

CANADA


FULL-TIME

PROGRAMS

Academic Foundations

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

placement test.

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

than 3.0

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

uab.ca/EAP

Study English in Canada and meet the University of Alberta’s

undergraduate admission requirement

Bridging Program

Earn credit towards a degree while

studying English for Academic Purposes

uab.ca/BP

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

placement test.

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)

uab.ca/EAPgrad

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

university.

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

home faculties.

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

• Arts

• 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

LANGUAGE SCHOOL

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.

elsinfo@ualberta.ca | 1.780.492.5530 (Mountain Time Zone)


SHORT-TERM STUDY

ABROAD PROGRAMS

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

Global Citizenship

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

intercultural communication.

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

preferred schedule.

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

and Technology

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

communication strategies

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.

Homestay

Learn 24/7

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.

uab.ca/homestay

Campus Housing

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

degree students.

TO APPLY FOR RESIDENCE

ON CAMPUS

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.

uab.ca/residence


Faculty of Extension

Enterprise Square

10230 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6

Canada

1.780.492.5530

elsinfo@ualberta.ca

uab.ca/ELS

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