English as a Second Language Certificate

Program Description

ESL Program is designed for students whose first language is not English with a TOEFL score below IBT61. The courses emphasize listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and culture. Specific instructions and practices are based on the language level of individual ESL students. This program does not require approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of advanced Education Skills & Training

NOC Code: 5199 - English as a Second Language (ESL) or other second language training

Program Duration
The duration of the program is 3-6 months or less

Schedule: Full Time or Part Time
Delivery Method  : In-Class, Distance/Online, Blended

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will:
A. Receive, interpret, and respond correctly and accurately to basic verbal messages in classroom settings.
B. Speak fluently with an understandable accent when communicating with English language.
C. Learn basic vocabulary and read in analytical way.
D. Write essays to express ideas explicitly and correctly.
E. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour and knowledge of cross-cultural differences in working with other people in class.
F. Apply English in study and daily life problem solving.
G. Reach a TOEFL score of at least IBT61 or equivalents, and be ready for academic study.

Admission Requirements
High School graduates or its equivalent, or、
age 16 and over

Tuition and Fees
Registration fee : $250.00

Assessment Fee: $250

Domestic Students: $4000.00
International Students:$6000.00


Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, while some are from real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
For details, please refer to each class syllabus.

Language Program Options:

  Title of Course
1 ESL 101
Elementary 1
2 ESL 102
Elementary 2
3 ESL 201
Pre‐intermediate 1
4 ESL  202
Pre‐intermediate 2
5 ESL  301
Intermediate 1
6 ESL  302
Intermediate 2
7 ESL  401
Upper‐intermediate 1
8 ESL  402
Upper‐intermediate 2
9 ESL  501
Advanced 1
10 ESL  502
Advanced 2


Marking Scheme
There will be HW assignments, quizzes, reports, presentations, and two major exams for each class. Class Attendance, Participation, HW Assignments, Quizzes, Reports, Presentations will be at 10% each, and two major exams will be at 20% each.

Grading scale for each class is as follows:

A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%

Requirements for Graduation
1. Courses with grades lower than "C" are not counted toward the completion of ESL program at UPC.
2. An official TOEFL score of IBT61 or above.
3. Upon successful completion of 10 courses, English as Second Language Diploma will be granted by UPC


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Contact Us

Call us: Phone: +1 604-736-2378
United Pacific College
#2380-2385 8888 Odlin Cre
Richmond BC
Canada V6X 3Z8
Or send us an email E-mail: info.upccollege@gmail.com