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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Other Information

2019-2020 English for Academic Purposes Important Dates 

Each level is 7 weeks long

Important dates
SemesterOrientationFirst day of classLast day of class
Winter 2019 ’A’Jan. 3 and 4Jan. 7Feb. 22
Winter 2019 ’B’Feb. 27 and 28Mar. 4Apr. 19
Summer 2019 ’A’May. 1 and 2May 6Jun 21.
Summer 2019 ’B’Jun. 26 and 27Jul. 2Aug. 16
Fall 2019 ’A’Aug. 28 and 29Sep. 3Oct. 18
Fall 2019 ’B’Oct 23 and 24Oct. 28Dec. 13
Winter 2020 ’A’Jan. 2 and 3Jan. 6Feb. 22
Winter 2020 ’B’Feb. 23 and 27Mar. 2Apr. 17

2018-2019 English for Academic Purposes fees

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

Tuition and fees
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

Other fees (estimates only)

ItemAssociated Cost
EAP textbooks$150/term