Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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English Language Studies

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Faculty:Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement
Field of Study:English as a Second Language
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,264
International: $22,754

Cost shown is for two semesters and includes fees.



The English Language Studies Department offers academic English classes for students of English as an additional language. Students may begin their English Language Studies at the beginner level with English Language Preparatory Courses and progress through the course levels to obtain their English Language Proficiency Diploma. This diploma program provides full or part-time intensive English language study for students whose first language is not English and who intend to enrol in university studies.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 132] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 4.5]
Application Notes : The following admission requirements apply to this program: KPU ELST assessment into ELST 0041 or higher and ELST assessment into ELST 0043 or higher; or, ELSQ 0031 with B- or higher and ELSQ 0033 with a B- or higher; or TOEFL iBT 32 (with writing and speaking 12; listening and reading 6); or IELTS 4.5 (with no sub-score less than 4). Placement test scores are used to provide students with appropriate placement within the program. A KPU placement test is available to applicants who do not have TOEFL or IELTS results. Applicants must provide test results prior to admission in order for KPU to confirm eligibility to enroll in courses at KPU.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 02, 2022