English language studies

Why study English at Georgian College?

Our English for Academic Purposes program provides 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.

Our multimedia classrooms, dedicated computer lab, TESL-certified teachers and college activities create an ideal environment for you as a non-native speaker of English to practice 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. For further information, please contact us.

English for Academic Purposes

General English as a Second Language (ESLG)

Levels 1 to 4

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. View program outline.

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.

General Arts and Science Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (EAPC)

Levels 5 to 8

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. View program outline.

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.

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Important links

International Important dates Tuition and fees OSAP/financial aid Current student portal

Start dates

We offer six start dates annually at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Orientation for English for Academic Purposes students

EAP orientation is a 2-day mandatory orientation for all new EAP students. You must attend both days. See below for dates.

Orientation is a great opportunity to get the information you need to succeed at Georgian. It’s also a good time to make friends and get familiar with the spaces and services you’ll be using while you’re a student.

What to bring with you

  • passport
  • study permit/PR card
  • acceptance letter
  • official test score: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC (Test result must be valid and less than 2 years old)
Intake Dates
Winter 2020 ‘A’ Jan. 2 and 3

Important Dates 2019-2020

Each level is 7 weeks long.

SemesterEAP intakeOrientationFirst day of classLast day of class
FallFall 2019 ’A’Aug. 28 and 29Sep. 3Oct. 18
Fall 2019 ’B’Oct 23 and 24Oct. 28Dec. 13
WinterWinter 2020 ’A’Jan. 2 and 3Jan. 6Feb. 22
Winter 2020 ’B’Feb. 23 and 27Mar. 2Apr. 17
SummerSummer 2020 ’A’Apr. 29 and 30May 4Jun. 19
Summer 2020 ’B’Jun. 24 and 25Jun. 29Aug. 14

Tuition and fees

The registration fee for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is $100.

All tuition fees (per year) include ancillary fees, health insurance, student ID card, activity fees, education technology and co-op fees.

Books, English for Academic Purposes: approximately $250 to $350 (per seven-week semester)

All fees are subject to change. Please refer to the ‘tuition and fees’ link for the most current prices.

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

Weeks of EAP studyRegistration 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
49$100$21,000
56$100$24,000