UJ English Language Programme (UJELP)

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University of Johannesburg English Language Programme (UJELP) is a series of intensive language lab sessions intended to introduce international students to the English language in all its aspects: speaking, listening, reading and writing. To fulfil this intention, the programme consists of three modules, in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (Council of Europe, 2001).

UJ English Language Programme (UJELP)

Elementary A16 weeks
Elementary A26 weeks
Intermediate B16 weeks
Intermediate B26 weeks
Advanced C16 weeks
Advanced C26 weeks
Total36 weeks


The Programme spans over 36 weeks or 6 weeks for each of the 6 Levels. The Programme should be completed in two stages: the Placement Test and the Language Training Module Classes. Before completing the language modules, candidates are required to take a UJELP Placement Test (UJELP PT) with four components: Grammar & Vocabulary, Listening, Writing and Oral Presentation.

1st semester: January/February
2nd semester: June/July

1st semester: November/January
2nd semester: May/June

Senior Certificate, Grade 12 or equivalent / NQF level 4 qualification or equivalent.

Obtain an International Student Clearance from the Internationalisation Office (IO).
Obtain the banking details and course code from the IO Coordinator.
Pay fees at the UJ Fees Office Cashiers (using the correct application number and course code).
Submit proof of payment (that is, the receipt from the UJ cashiers) to the UJELP Coordinator.
Request a UJELP Information Pack (with information on Test or Class venues, dates and times).