English as a Second Language

Program Description

This program does not require approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of advanced Education Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

This English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for students whose first language is not English with a TOEFL score below IBT61, a IELTS score below 5. or equivalents.

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:
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

1. Application fee: $250 (domestic students); $1000 (International students);
2. Assessment fee: $250;
3. Official transcript: $20 per copy;
4. Textbook: Optional (students may purchase their own copies);
5. Tuition: A total of $8,000 per program of 10 courses.

Program Duration

The duration of the program is 12 months.

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.

Delivery Methods:

In-class instruction, Distance/Online, or Combined
Program Organization   The following 10 courses will be covered in one year from this program.

  Title of Course Hours of Instruction
1 ESL 101 Reading & Vocabulary I 40
2 ESL 102 Grammar & Writing I 40
3 ESL 103 Listening & Speaking I 40
4 ESL 201 Reading & Vocabulary II 40
5 ESL 202 Grammar & Writing II 40
6 ESL 203 Listening & Speaking II 40
7 ESL 301 Reading & Vocabulary III 40
8 ESL 302 Grammar & Writing III 40
9 ESL 303 Listening & Speaking III 40
Total Hours 400

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


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