Through regular program assessment and review of student feedback, we observed that our early English language learners needed to develop fundamental language skills prior to the introduction of academic concepts, e.g. essay writing, which are introduced in the EAP program.
We listened to our students, and have completely revamped the lower levels of our EAP program into a contemporary and energized foundational ESL program.
The AC ESL program offers a student-centered and interactive approach to English language acquisition. The program has been designed for beginner to intermediate-level students, and replaces the lower levels (ENGL 095-097) of the English for Academic Purposes program (EAP).
Language learners tend to judge their language acquisition based on their speaking progression, therefore the AC ESL program aims to increase a student’s confidence in speaking English through practice and setting attainable goals.
Our program intends to create a personalized and creative learning experience by addressing and focusing on common learner errors, real world situations, practical writing tasks, and active participation.
Ultimately, we offer a unique and energized program that not only enhances student’s English language skills, but also teaches students how to employ these language skills in their everyday lives.
After successful completion of this program, the student will have achieved an intermediate level of language proficiency.
Alexander College’s ENGL 099 is transferrable to many colleges and universities in British Columbia, including:
Alexander College’s ENGL 100 is transferrable to many colleges and universities in British Columbia, including:
Additional requirements may apply. Please check with the college or university for specific admission requirements.
Students registered in our ESL program can enjoy the additional benefits as follow:
There are 6 levels of ESL at AC. Each ESL level involves a 7-week program of 20 hours per week of study.
Currently, Leo hopes to one day start his own business after finishing his program at UBC.
When not studying, Leo loves playing billiards and connecting with different students from different cultures as a means of improving his social skills.Watch Video
Frank has always been an active member of our AC community from participating in many of our video shoots such as being a host for our news series AC Rush to being a member of ACSA!
Her dream is to one day transfer to UBC and specialize in Business to hopefully owning her own business in the future.Watch Video
Caroline dreams to one day own her own company here in Vancouver. Her goal is to combine her work experience and knowledge learned at AC.
When taking a break from studies, Caroline is very passionate about dancing! She also has a YouTube Channel where she shares most of her K-pop dance covers.Watch Video
We are sharing the latest Student Spotlight featuring the current President of Alexander College's Student Association (ACSA)- Vincent! Vincent shares more about himself, his experience at AC and more.Watch Video
We feature Huyen Trang who also goes by Jessie! As a current member of ACSA, Jessie enjoys connecting with people both in person and through social media.
She hopes her role in the student association as well as her studies in marketing and humanities help inspire her fellow peers and international students looking at studying abroad.Watch Video
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