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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - General Arts and Science


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - General Arts and Science






Certificate program



Ontario College Certificate



1, 2 or 3 semesters



Ashtonbee Campus



School of Advancement


The General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is an intensive, full-time academic English program that will help you build on and improve your language skills for success in college or university.

EAP will offer you the opportunity to study English in a supportive college environment while you develop effective academic communication skills by focusing on the key areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. You'll have the opportunity to participate in communicative language activities, interactive exercises, group work and presentations. Through this program, you'll also have access to helpful resources and services such as tutoring, the library and counselling.

The EAP program has adopted a hybrid delivery model. At each level there is one 20 hour course divided into 2 components: 16 hours for Core Integrated Skills and 4 hours for Specialized Skills. For the Core component there are two- 3 hour in-person classes per week, 6 hours of synchronous sessions (using zoom), and 4 hours of asynchronous activities. For the Specialized Skills component there are two hours of synchronous classes (on zoom) and two hours of asynchronous activities.  The two hour lab class is in person and used to enhance students’ technological skills, provide additional support for asynchronous activities, and for evaluations that can be done in-person using the lab computers.

In a recent Graduate Survey, the EAP program enjoyed a 93.3 per cent graduate satisfaction rate.

When you join EAP, you'll be placed in one of three levels depending on the results of a placement test. Each level will last one semester. There are direct  pathways from Level 3 to college communication courses.

Advantages of EAP:

  •  Prepares you for admission to college or university programs;
  •  Helps you to develop academic study skills;
  •  Qualifies for OSAP funding;
  •  Starts three times a year (January, May, September);
  •  Provides a pathway to college COMM courses.

Languages Canada fully accredits English for Academic Purposes.

Please note: This isn't a program for individuals whose first language is English.

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