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Why study English at Georgian College?

Our English for Academic Purposes program will provide you with the skills you need for success in higher education, work and life in Canada. It combines intensive study with social and cultural activities, as well as fast and efficient progression.

As well, our multimedia classrooms and computer labs, TESL-certified teachers and college activities create an ideal environment for you as a non-native speaker of English to practise and improve your English skills in class and online.

Successful completion of levels 7 and 8 will give you direct entry into most postsecondary programs and you’ll earn an Ontario College Certificate.

English for Academic Purposes

Levels 1 to 4: General English as a Second Language (ESLG)

For students TOEFL iBT 0-30 or IELTS 0-4.5.

As an English as a Second Language (ESL) student, you will be prepared for success in general English. You will be provided with introductory through intermediate level English language courses in reading writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and listening. The curriculum includes classroom and technology-assisted learning. You will explore Canadian and intercultural contexts through everyday situations.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each level and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, you must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (pass) or S (satisfactory) in each course in each semester.

Levels 5 to 8: General Arts and Science Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (EAPC)

For students TOEFL iBT 31+ or IELTS 5+.

In this program, you will develop English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and listening. You will also learn essential skills for success and communication skills in various contexts. You will learn through interactive activities, assignments, group work, multimedia materials and in-class instruction.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each level and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, you must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (pass) or S (satisfactory) in each course in each semester. Upon completion of levels 7 and 8, you may enter directly into a diploma program. For students completing level 8 only, the passing mark is 70% (diploma program). Some programs, such as degrees, require a higher average.

Students in level 5 or higher receive academic credits for their program, plus a General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate in EAP on completion of levels 7 and 8.

Important dates for English for Academic Purposes students

OrientationFirst day of class
Oct. 27, 2016Oct. 31, 2016
Jan. 4, 2017Jan. 9, 2017
March 1, 2017March 6 2017
May 3, 2017May 8 2017
June 28, 2017July 4 2017
Aug. 30, 2017Sept. 5, 2017

2016-17 English for Academic Purposes fees

Levels 1-8 (Table provides an estimate of tuition fees based on the number of weeks of study)

Total weeks of study in EAPRegistration feeTuition
7$100$3,000
14$100$6,000
21$100$9,000
28$100$12,000
35$100$15,000
42$100$18,000

Accommodation fees (estimates only)

FeeCost
Accommodation placement fee$150
Homestay with three meals per day$750/month
Homestay with no meals$500/month
On-campus residence$650/month

Other fees

EAP booksstarting at $50/term
Public transportation$65/month
Airport transfer$100/each way

Quick links

Apply Visit our International page

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Contact

For further information contact international@georgiancollege.ca

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