English As A Second Language

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.

Program Duration

The duration of the program is 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

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

Courses To Be Covered

Course No.

Course Title

Hours

ESL 101

Reading & Vocabulary I

40

ESL 102

Grammar & Writing I

40

ESL 103

Listening & Speaking I

40

ESL 201

Reading & Vocabulary II

40

ESL 202

Grammar & Writing II

40

ESL 203

Listening & Speaking II

40

ESL 301

Reading & Vocabulary III

40

ESL 302

Grammar & Writing III

40

ESL 303

Listening & Speaking III

40

ESL 304

Business English

40

ESL 500

TOEFL

40

Learning Resources

Learning resources are from textbook, community study, internet information compliment, and audio/videos. For details, please refer to individual syllabus for each class as attached.

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%

Admission Requirements

  1. 1. High School graduates or its equivalent, or age 16 and over

Tuition and Fees

  1. 1. Application fee: $250
  2. 2. Official transcript: $20 per copy
  3. 3. School documents: $10 per copy
  4. 4. Textbook: Optional (students may purchase their own copies)
  5. 5. Tuition: A total of $8,000 per program of 10 courses

* Tuition and other fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with the registrar office for the up-to-date fee schedule.

Requirements for Graduation

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

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