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In Fall 2017, the English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) Department launched a new curriculum to help students learn and develop the language skills that they need to succeed in their university studies.
This new curriculum is called Academic College English (ACE) and will improve students’ ability to participate in university-level conversations, understand academic texts and discussion, and write effectively in a college environment.
The ELLA department now welcomes domestic students to 200- and 300- level classes. Please contact the departmental assistant for further details: 604-527-5463, or email email@example.com.
The ACE program consists of three levels. Each level focuses on a specific theme and contains four courses:
The ACE program was developed to give students more time and opportunities to practice English in real-life situations and more flexibility to choose their courses.
In this program, students will spend 20 hours per week learning and practicing English:
Your placement score will determine your level per course. This means you can take 4 courses in different levels of ACE.
Each level of the ACE program consists of four 3-credit courses:
If your IELTS score is between 3.5-4.0, you can study in our Pre-Academic English (PACE) program.
The PACE program consists of four 3-credit courses and provides students with 20 hours of educational activities per week.
Other Educational activities/Weekly Hours
ELLA 0010: Speaking/Pronunciation
ELLA 0011: Listening
ELLA 0012: Reading/Vocabulary
ELLA 0013: Writing/Grammar
After you complete four (4) courses at ACE Level 2 and at least three (3) of the four (4) courses at ACE Level 3, you will be able to take College-level courses. (Please note that the Departments of English, Communications and Creative Writing are currently discussing entry requirements in their courses in light of the new ELLA curriculum.)