Students of VIU's ESL in Canada program in class

English as a Second Language Courses

ESLA 010 ESL Academic Preparation 1 (Ends Sep 2019)

Students will study an integrated curriculum. Their oral skills will allow them to understand general meaning and feel more confident when speaking about familiar topics. Their writing skills will develop so that students are beginning to write in paragraphs. ESLA 010 was formerly called ESLA 001; credit will not be granted for both courses.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLA 020 ESL Academic Preparation 2 (Ends Sep 2019)

ESL Academic Preparation 2 is a course which integrates the four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will actively practice all aspects of English and focus on enhancing academic English with communication skills. The goal of this course is to develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in English.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLA 030 Academic Preparation 3 (Ends Sep 2019)

There is a concentration on academic reading, writing, and an introduction to literature. Some students will be able to take specified academic courses and others will take a series of modules on specific skills. A passing grade in Academic Preparation 5 will allow students direct entry to VIU programs without further English testing.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLA 040 Academic Preparation 4 (Ends Sep 2019)

There is a concentration on academic reading, writing, and an introduction to literature. Some students will be able to take specified academic courses and others will take a series of modules on specific skills. A passing grade in Academic Preparation 5 will allow students direct entry to VIU programs without further English testing.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLA 045 Advanced Academic English (Ends Sep 2019)

ESLA 045 supports students' studies in Canadian universities by enhancing the scope of their existing English language skill base. With a focus on reading and writing, complex grammar structures, and vocabulary development, this course introduces academic concepts such as independent learning, intellectual property, and academic integrity.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

ESLA 050 Academic Preparation 5 (Ends Sep 2019)

There is a concentration on academic reading, writing, and an introduction to literature. Some students will be able to take specified academic courses and others will take a series of modules on specific skills. A passing grade in Academic Preparation 5 will allow student direct entry to VIU programs without further English testing.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLB 005 Access (Ends Sep 2019)

Students will acquire basic English language skills that will prepare them for either the Academic Preparation Program or the Communications Program. There will be an emphasis on developing oral and written language skills. ESLB 005 was formerly called ESLC 010; credit will not be granted for both courses.

Prerequisite: ESL assessment test.

ESLC 010 Communications 1 (Ends Sep 2019)

The program addresses all skill areas and provides level-appropriate, supported, sustained and authentic contact with native speakers of English in a variety of cultural and community settings. Students are given an opportunity to engage in authentic language experiences that include volunteering, community contact and campus events.

Prerequisite: ESLB 005 or ESL assessment test.

ESLC 015 Communications 2 - Intermediate Skills (Ends Sep 2019)

Students will practice and extend listening and speaking skills, with opportunity to develop all language skills, with an emphasis on developing oral communication and confidence. Oriented to intermediate level learners, the course provides interactive activities featuring Canadian and cross-cultural communication, including various presentation venues, as well as drama and debates.

Prerequisite: ESLC 010 or ESL Assessment.

ESLC 020 Communications 2 (Ends Sep 2019)

The program addresses all skill areas and provides level-appropriate, supported, sustained and authentic contact with native speakers of English in a variety of cultural and community settings. Students are given an opportunity to engage in authentic language experiences that include volunteering, community contact and campus events. ESLC 020 was formerly called ESLC 015; credit will not be granted for both courses.

Prerequisite: ESLC 010, ESLA 010, or ESL assessment.

ESLC 030 Communications 3 (Ends Sep 2019)

The program addresses all skill areas and provides level-appropriate, supported, sustained and authentic contact with native speakers of English in a variety of cultural and community settings. Students are given an opportunity to engage in authentic language experiences that include volunteering, community contact and campus events. ESLC 030 was formerly called ESLC 020; credit will not be granted for both courses.

Prerequisite: ESLC 015, ESLC 020, ESLA 030, ESLA 040 or ESL assessment.

ESLF 011  (3)  Language Foundations 1: 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 011 was formerly called ESLA 050; credit will not be granted for both courses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Co-requisites: ESLU 041.

ESLU 051  (3)  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.

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.

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.

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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