Langara English Test and Language Proficiency Index

Students planning to enrol in a first-semester English course must take the Langara English Test (LET) or Language Proficiency Index Test (LPI) prior to the semester in which they want to register. Students who have BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or equivalent with an 80% are not required to write the LET or LPI.

Prerequisites

LET Level LPI Equivalent
LET 0 LPI 0
LET 1 LPI Less than 24 on the essay
LET 2 LPI 24 or 25 on the essay
LET N02 No LPI Equivalent
LET 3 LPI 26 on the essay with one of the following:

- 5/10 or higher in sentence structure; or
- 5/10 or higher in English usage; or
- 10/20 or higher in reading comprehension.

LET 4 LPI 26 on the essay with minimum:

- 5/10 in sentence structure; and
- 5/10 in English usage; and
- 10/20 in reading comprehension.

LET 5

LPI 30 on the essay with minimum:

- 5/10 in sentence structure; and
- 5/10 in English usage; and
- 10/20 in reading comprehension.

Repeating a course

Students may take a first-semester English course a maximum of two times. (For the purpose of this rule, ENGL 1127 and ENGL 1128 are regarded as the same course.) The Chair of the Humanities Division or the Department Chair of English may waive this rule in exceptional cases, particularly if the student can provide evidence of upgrading.

First Year English Courses

Note

  1. Students will not receive credit for both ENGL 1127 and ENGL 1128. If both courses are taken, the most recent grade will be calculated in the GPA.
  2. Students will not receive credit for both ENGL 1129 and ENGL 1130. If both courses are taken, the most recent grade will be calculated in the GPA.
  3. ENGL 1125 and ENGL 1135 and ENGL 1181 and ENGL 1191 may be taken for unassigned credit in first or second year and may be taken in any order.

Courses

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Courses Credits
ENGL 1098 Writing Clearly and Communicating Effectively in a Canadian Context I
3
ENGL 1099 Writing Clearly and Communicating Effectively in a Canadian Context II
3
ENGL 1100 Reading and Writing about Literature
3
ENGL 1106 ACCESS Langara I
6
ENGL 1107 Language and Composition I
3
ENGL 1108 Language and Composition II
3
ENGL 1110 Writing and Grammar Skills
3
ENGL 1120 ACCESS Langara II
3
ENGL 1121 Reading and Writing Skills
3
ENGL 1125 Introduction to Linguistics: Contemporary
3
ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3
ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3
ENGL 1129 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Drama
3
ENGL 1130 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Film
3
ENGL 1135 Introduction to Linguistics: Historical
3
ENGL 1181 History of Drama and Theatre I
3
ENGL 1191 History of Drama and Theatre II
3
ENGL 1395 Special Topics: Field Studies
3
ENGL 2100 Principles of Traditional Grammar
3
ENGL 2222 Classical Literature in Translation
3
ENGL 2223 Survey of English Literature I
3
ENGL 2224 Survey of English Literature II
3
ENGL 2225 Canadian Literature
3
ENGL 2227 Intermediate Composition
3
ENGL 2230 Survey of Narrative Film
3
ENGL 2231 World Literature in English
3
ENGL 2233 Prose Fiction
3
ENGL 2234 Literature from a Feminist Perspective
3
ENGL 2235 American Literature
3
ENGL 2236 Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
3
ENGL 2237 Exploring Literature
3
ENGL 2238 Studies in Drama
3
ENGL 2239 Studies in Poetry
3
ENGL 2246 Creative Writing: Stageplay
3
ENGL 2256 Creative Writing: Screenwriting
3
ENGL 2266 Creative Writing: Poetry
3
ENGL 2276 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
3
ENGL 2327 Intermediate Composition II
3
ENGL 2330 Studies in Canadian Cinema
3
ENGL 2430 Film through Theory
3
ENGL 2530 Studies in Film Genre or Period
3
ENGL 2630 American Cinema 1930-1960
3