Students of VIU's ESL in Canada program in class

English as a Second Language Courses

ESLF 011 (3) Language Foundations 1: Reading & Writing (Ends Feb 2020)

The focus of this course is reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension and general writing skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking skills. ESLF 011 was formerly called ESLA 050; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 041 and ESLF 042, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 052.

ESLF 011 Language Foundations 1: Reading & Writing (Effective Feb 2020)

The focus of this course is reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension and general writing skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking skills. ESLF 011 was formerly called ESLA 050; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 041 and ESLF 042, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 052.

ESLF 012 Language Foundations 1: Listening & Speaking

The focus of this course is listening and speaking skills in English. Students will improve their listening comprehension and conversation skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in reading and writing skills. ESLF 012 was formerly called ESLA 010; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: None.

Co-requisites: ESLF 011.

ESLF 021 Language Foundations 2: Reading & Writing

The focus of this course is reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension and general writing skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking skills. ESLF 021 was formerly called ESLA 020; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 011 and ESLF 012, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLF 022.

ESLF 022 Language Foundations 2: Listening & Speaking

The focus of this course is listening and speaking skills in English. Students will improve their listening comprehension and conversation skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in reading and writing skills. ESLF 022 was formerly called ESLA 020; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 011 and ESLF 012, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLF 021.

ESLF 031 Language Foundations 3: Reading & Writing

The focus of this course is reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking. ESLF 031 was formerly called ESLA 030; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 021 and ESLF 022, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLF 032.

ESLF 032 Language Foundations 3: Listening & Speaking

The focus of this course is listening and speaking skills in English. Students will improve their listening comprehension and conversation skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in reading and writing skills. ESLF 032 was formerly called ESLA 030; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 021 and ESLF 022, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLG 031.

ESLU 041 University Preparation 4: Reading & Writing

The focus of this course is university preparatory reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension, writing skills and academic skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking skills. ESLU 041 was formerly called ESLA 040; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 031 and ESLF 032, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 042.

ESLU 042 University Preparation 4: Listening & Speaking

The focus of this course is university preparatory listening and speaking skills in English. Students will improve their listening comprehension, conversation skills and academic skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in academic reading and writing skills. ESLU 042 was formerly called ESLA 040; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 031 and ESLF 032, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 041.

ESLU 051 University Preparation 5: Reading & Writing

The focus of this course is university preparatory reading and writing skills in English. Students will improve their reading comprehension, writing skills and academic skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in listening and speaking skills. ESLU 051 was formerly called ESLA 050; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ESLF 041 and ESLF 042, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 052.

ESLU 052 University Preparation 5: Listening & Speaking

The focus of this course is university preparatory listening and speaking skills in English. Students will improve their listening comprehension, conversation skills and academic skills through intensive participatory practice. In addition, they will work on increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy, while developing fluency in academic reading and writing skills. ESLU 052 was formerly called ESLA 050; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:20:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: ESLF 041 and ESLF 042, or equivalent.

Co-requisites: ESLU 051.

ESLG 050 Graduate Preparation

The purpose of ESLG 050 is to prepare students for graduate level classes in VIU. While giving students the opportunity to enhance their discussion and presentation skills, this course will focus on developing reading strategies, responding to readings, putting together literature reviews, and writing reports. (20:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Conditional acceptance into a graduate program at VIU; and either a min. TOEFL IBT 80 with no sections under 19, or IELTS 6.0 with no band under 5.5, or equivalent.

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