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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language School


Academic English for Undergraduate Admission

The courses EAP 135 , EAP 140 , and EAP 145  form a progressive program designed to meet the English language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission at the University of Alberta. Students who successfully complete these courses will be able to synthesize and analyze information from a variety of sources. They will also focus on developing the skills to present their ideas, both in writing and verbally, in accordance with first-year university standards.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.caa or phone (780) 492-5530. For course listings, see Course Listings  under English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Academic English for Graduate Admission

The University of Alberta recruits, attracts, and welcomes the best and the brightest minds to its programs. As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Alberta, proficiency in English is a prerequisite for graduate admission. All applicants are expected to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Students who successfully complete the course EAP 550  will have met the minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a Master's or PhD program at the University of Alberta.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530. For course listings, see Course Listings  under English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

APPEMI for Professors

This program is designed for higher education instructors whose native language is not English, but who teach programs in English. These instructors must not only maintain and improve their own competence in spoken and written English, but also develop teaching models and techniques that will meet the expectations of international students.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.

Bridging Programs for Undergraduates

The University of Alberta Bridging Program (BP) provides students the opportunity to combine university degree courses with English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes. BP is a program for excellent students who meet all of UAlberta's academic criteria but still need to improve their English skills in order to enter a degree program.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, email elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.

General English ESL – Full time

In the Intensive Day Program (IDP), students learn the communication skills needed to function efficiently and effectively in professional and social settings. The four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are taught in a friendly and positive English-speaking environment, including the extensive use of textbooks, audiovisual materials, and online software.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.

General English ESL – Part time

Part-time courses help students improve specific English skills, such as speaking, pronunciation, and writing. These courses are designed to be taken either on their own, or as a supplement to courses in our Intensive Day and English for Academic Purposes programs.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.

Homestay Services

International students quickly learn the benefits of participating in the Homestay Program while learning English. The program is specially 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.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.

Testing Services

The English Language School at the University of Alberta administers a number of proficiency assessments and placement tests to international students whose first language is not English. These tests are conducted to give accurate assessments of prospective students' current language proficiency in English. Test results determine the most appropriate level for student placements in the ELS's full-time programs (Foundation English and English for Academic Purposes) and part-time programs, as well as confirm students' proficiency readiness for university admission.

For more information, visit our website at www.uab.ca/ELS, e-mail elsinfo@ualberta.ca or phone (780) 492-5530.