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Founded in 1973, the University of Alberta English Language School (ELS) is situated within a world "top100" university and is recognized internationally for providing a high standard of instruction to students whose first language is other than English.

This excellent standard of teaching is maintained by a team of highly qualified and experienced professional instructors  using modern teaching approaches, resources, and state-of-the-art technology.

ELS - We Aspire to Inspire.

University of Alberta

English Language School

1-004 Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB T5J 4P6


Under 6 months


Academic English/University Preparatory English, General English, Group Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English)

APPEMI - Advanced Professional Program in English-Medium Instruction

Enhance your teaching confidence, skill, and your spoken and written English to meet student needs in English-medium contexts.

This program is for you if:

You are a higher education instructor whose native language is not English but who uses or will use English to teach courses in your subject area.

Bridging Program

The University of Alberta Bridging Program (BP) provides students the opportunity to combine university degree courses with English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes. BP is a program for excellent students who meet all of UAlberta’s academic criteria but still need to improve their English skills in order to enter a degree program.

Homestay, On-campus (residence)

Student Inquiries

780 492-5530