English language studies
Why study English at Georgian College?
Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 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.
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 ESLG program outline.
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each level and to graduate is 60 per cent. Additionally, you must attain a minimum of 50 per cent 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 EAPC program outline.
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each level and to graduate is 60 per cent. Additionally, you must attain a minimum of 50 per cent 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 per cent (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.
Tuition and fees
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) registration fee: $100
Books and supplies (estimated per session): approximately $150 to $250
All fees are subject to change. Please refer to tuition and fees for the most current prices.
English Language Studies virtual information session
Do you want to know about studying English language at Georgian?
Join us at one of our upcoming virtual information sessions! Click the RSVP button to check out the upcoming session schedule.
|Semester||EAP fall 2021: Part A (seven weeks)||EAP fall 2021: Part B (seven weeks)|
|Orientation||Wednesday, Sept. 1||Wednesday, Oct. 27|
|Start date||Tuesday, Sept. 7||Monday, Nov. 1|
|Add/drop||Monday, Sept. 13||Friday, Nov. 5|
|End date||Friday, Oct. 22||Friday, Dec. 17|
|Semester||EAP winter 2022: Part A (seven weeks)||EAP winter 2022: Part B (seven weeks)|
|Orientation||Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022||Wednesday, March 2, 2022|
|Start date||Monday, Jan. 10, 2022||Monday, March 7, 2022|
|Add/drop||Friday, Jan. 14, 2022||Friday, March 11, 2022|
|End date||Friday, Feb. 25, 2022||Friday, April 22, 2022|
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) orientation is a mandatory orientation for all new EAP students.
*Note: You will need your student login to participate.
- Full-time students who have confirmed an offer to a Georgian program: You will have received a confirmation letter or letter of acceptance identifying the login and default password for all student systems.
- If you have forgotten your login or password, please reset your password using the password management service or contact the IT service desk at [email protected] or 705.728.1968, ext. 1732.
Part-time ESL courses
Georgian offers several English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to prepare you for success in general English.
Pre-intermediate students focus on developing strong foundations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, with added emphasis on building conversational competence and other practical applications of the language for common personal and business interactions.
Intermediate students focus on expanding reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, with added emphasis on communications related to moderately complex social and business interactions.
Upper intermediate students focus on refining reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, with added emphasis on communicating with confidence in both routine and moderate to complex business and academic environments.
Advanced students focus on expanding communication competence and confidence in more demanding or challenging social and business interactions.
ESL information session – HIDDEN SECTION
|Date||Morning session||Evening session|
|Thursday, Oct. 22||9 a.m. (ET)||8 p.m. (ET)|
|Thursday, Nov. 26||11 a.m. (ET)||8 p.m. (ET)|
EAP Orientation – HIDDEN SECTION
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
- study permit/PR card
- acceptance letter
- official test score: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC (Test result must be valid and less than 2 years old)
|Winter 2020: Part B||Feb. 26 and 27|
Download the Winter 2020: Part B orientation schedule.
Important dates – HIDDEN SECTION
Each level is seven weeks long.
|Semester||EAP intake||Orientation||First day of class||Last day of class|
|Winter 2020||Winter 2020: Part A||Jan. 2 and 3||Jan. 6||Feb. 21|
|Winter 2020||Winter 2020: Part B||Feb. 26 and 27||March 2||April 17|
|Summer 2020||Summer 2020: Part A||April 29 and 30||May 4||June 19|
|Summer 2020||Summer 2020: Part B||June 24 and 25||June 29||Aug. 14|