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Advanced ESL
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Program Description

ESL 050: Advanced ESL
Open to both international and domestic students, Advanced ESL prepares non-native English speakers for further academic study. The course offers instruction and practice in reading, composition and academic study.

Students completing ESL 050 (Advanced ESL) for credit receive the equivalent of ENGL 050: Essay Writing Skills.

Students wanting full-time study will be able to take Advanced ESL as part of one of the following options:

  • Students with a Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) of 7 or higher or who are eligible for Advanced ESL may take Advanced ESL (ESL 050) + 2 other college courses for credit or audit.
  • Students with a CLBPT of 6 may take Advanced ESL (ESL 050) + 2 Access Pathways courses OR Advanced ESL (ESL 050) + 1 Access Pathways course + 1 college course for audit.

Classes begin in September and January.

Admission Requirements

Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score 53 or Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) score 7 or IELTS score 5.5 or more. The CLBPT is available to students upon their arrival at Yukon College.

Students with a CLBPT score of 6 (IBT 45 or IELTS 5) can register into a non-credit version of Advanced ESL (003).


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

Ancillary Fees pdf 21 KB

Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT)—CAN$50 Assessment Testing Fee.