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