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.

Important dates

For the summer 2020 semester, both part ‘A’ and ‘B’ sessions of EAP will be offered online. The semester will be structured as follows:

SemesterEAP summer 2020 ’A’ intake (six weeks)EAP summer 2020 ’B’ intake (six weeks)
Start dateTuesday, May 19Monday, July 6
Last day to registerFriday, May 22Friday, July 10
End dateFriday, June 26Friday, Aug. 14
BreakMonday, June 29 to Friday, July 3Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3

Tuition and fees

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

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.

Part-time ESL courses

Georgian offers several English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to prepare you for success in General English.

Pre-Intermediate ESL

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 ESL

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 ESL

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 ESL

Advanced students focus on expanding communication competence and confidence in more demanding or challenging social and business interactions.