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 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

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual information sessions and learn more about English Language Studies at Georgian College!

English for Academic Purposes important dates

Fall 2020

SemesterEAP fall 2020 ’A’ intake (seven weeks)EAP fall 2020 ’B’ intake (seven weeks)
OrientationWednesday, Sept. 2Wednesday, Oct. 28
Start dateTuesday, Sept. 8Monday, Nov. 2
Add/DropMonday, Sept. 14Friday, Nov. 6
End dateFriday, Oct. 23Friday, Dec. 18

Winter 2021

SemesterEAP winter 2021 ’A’ intake (seven weeks)EAP winter 20201 ’B’ intake (seven weeks)
OrientationWednesday, Jan. 6Wednesday, March 3
Start dateMonday, Jan. 11Monday, March 8
Add/DropFriday, Jan 15Friday, March 12
End dateFriday, Feb. 26Friday, April 23

English for Academic Purposes Orientation

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) orientation is a mandatory orientation for all new EAP students. 

IntakeOrientation
Fall 2020 ’B’Wednesday, Oct. 28
Winter 2021 ’A’Wednesday, Jan. 6
Winter 2021 ’B’Wednesday, March 3

Visit  EAP Orientation page!

**Note: You will need your student login to participate. By default, your ID is your student_number@student.georgianc.on.ca and password is your six-digit date of birth YYMMDD. If you experience issues, contact ITsupport@georgiancollege.ca.

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.