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English Language Studies

Athabasca University

24 months
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Certificate of Completion in English Language Studies is made up of specific courses to improve your English language skills. After completing this program at the Athabasca University, you should be able to use English to communicate in a variety of settings.


Program Overview

Athabasca University’s online English Language Studies Program will help prepare you for success in 3 areas:

  • University entrance and studies – get the language skills you need for success in university-level courses.
  • Employment – enter the workforce at a level that reflects your skills, background, and education; and communicate in the workplace effectively.
  • Social situations – maximize your potential in a variety of settings.

The English Language Proficiency Program is not an undergraduate program. It is a program made up of specific courses to improve your English language skills. 

Programme Structure

  • Finish this program in as little as 2 years of part-time study. There is no time limit for completion

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

This program starts monthly.


30 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must be 16 or older to become an AU student. You can enrol any time and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

  • Course fees vary depending on your location and other factors.
  • You can estimate your total program cost by multiplying the cost of a 3-credit course by the number of courses you need to take for the program. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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