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Academic English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Program


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Intake
  • Continuous

  • Location
    Vancouver
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    14 Weeks per level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5500 per semester
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $100 Books + contact 604.683.8360 for additional costs
  • Credential Granted
    Statement of Completion

This is a developmental program.

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Application Deadline Advice

The College processes applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be processed upon receipt and students will be notified usually within two weeks. Successful applicants will be issued a letter of acceptance. Contact 604.683.8360 or admin@columbiacollege.ca for application procedure details

Application Fee: $200

Academic

Course placement is based on your performance on the Columbia College Language and Writing Assessment (LWA) and/or the English Placement Test (EPT).

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum score):

  • Write the Columbia College Language and Writing Assessment (LWA)
  • A C- grade in Communications 12 for enrolment in Writing 099 or a C grade for enrolment in English 100
  • 50% with a provincial exam in English 12 for enrolment in English 100 or 67% with a provincial exam for enrolment in English 101
  • 55% without a provincial exam in English 12 for enrolment in English 100 or 70% with a provincial exam for enrolment in English 101
  • Minimum required scores in a first year English course taken at another BC university or college
  • A minimum score on the IELTS, CAEL, LPI, LWA, MELAB, TOEFL CBT, TOEFL PBT, TOEFL iBT. Students with a lower level of English will have to enrol in non-credit English courses.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For General Admission requirements to Columbia College check here.

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Information for BC Secondary School graduates planning to enter the University Transfer Program can be found here.

Out-of-Province

Information for Out-of-Province Secondary School graduates planning to enter the University Transfer Program can be found here.

Mature Student

For General Admission requirements to Columbia College check here.

If you are at least 19 years old it is possible to complete Columbia's Adult Secondary Graduation Diploma. Graduates may then enter the University Transfer Program at Columbia before proceeding to university.

 

International Student

Applicants for University Transfer Program at Columbia College must have high school graduation (or the equivalent of British Columbia Grade 12 graduation) with a satisfactory average on academic Grade 12 subjects.

Additional information for International Students planning to enter the University Transfer Program can be found here.

Applicants for the University Foundation Program at Columbia College must complete the equivalent of British Columbia Grade 10 or 11 courses with a satisfactory average on academic subjects.

Additional information for International students planning to enter the University Foundation Program can be found here.

How to Apply

For details on applying to Columbia College check here.

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