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English Language Program - Certificate (2019/20)

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Program Overview

In the English Language Program, students whose first language is not English will develop strategies for using English to be successful in Canadian academic settings. Students will build upon their own backgrounds and experiences and integrate these with intercultural and Canadian situations and academic subjects.

Students receive instruction in English only classrooms with a focus on developing English language skills for academic and communicative purposes. Students within the English Language Program will improve their English skills from intermediate to advanced levels in all the skill areas (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The English Language Program prepares students for post-secondary academic study. As the College of the Rockies English language program begins at the intermediate level of language instruction, there is no beginner level offered.

Program Information

In our program, students attend English classes full time. Students develop skills in academic reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary in ELP 40, 50, 60, 70; students develop academic listening, speaking, pronunciation and communication skills in ELP 45, 55, 65 and 75.

The courses in the program are articulated in the British Columbia Articulation Guide for English as a Second Language as English for Academic Purposes courses at Levels I, II, and III.

Program Information: The courses in the English Language Program are delivered face to face at the Cranbrook Campus. The program provides instruction during the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters. Students are assessed for placement in the following semester at three different times throughout the year: late August, early January, and late April. Students who arrive at different times throughout the year, are given a modified placement test.


Students who complete both ELP 70 and ELP 75 with a minimum grade of B will receive an English Language Certificate.


ELP 98 is an intensive college preparation bridge course. Students in ELP 98 can take other academic courses at the same time. Students who arrive at the College of the Rockies with an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a band of 5.5 in Reading and Writing must take ELP 98.

ELP 95 is a companion co-requisite course to ELP 98 for students who successfully complete ELP 70 and 75 (or who place into ELP 98/95 through the Test of English Language Proficiency in-house placement test).

Admission Requirements

Students whose first language is not English wishing to study at the College of the Rockies are required to take the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP). The TELP is scheduled at three different times during the year: Late August, Early January and Late April. The TELP takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and measures competency in listening, grammar, reading, vocabulary, academic writing skills and speaking. Based on their score, students are placed into the level that best helps them to develop English language skills. Students with an IELTS score with two or more bands of 5.5 or less must take the TELP.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: English Language Program - Certificate


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