General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes Learn the English language while developing essential skills for your success.

General information

Program code
EAPC
Duration
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie
Summer 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, English Language Learners (ELLs) develop English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and listening. Students also focus on essential skills for success and communication skills in various contexts. Language learning is facilitated through interactive activities, assignments, group work, multi-media materials and in-class instruction. Students explore Canadian social and cultural contexts, as well as personal, abstract and global topics.

Additional information

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 of General English As a Second Language (ESLG) are also available.

Career opportunities

While most students choose English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a pathway to further studies, some graduates of the program may find employment in occupations requiring English language proficiency. Graduates may transfer their acquired English language skills to career advancement and opportunities in other countries.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with ONE of the following:

  • the completion of General English as a Second Language 4 with a minimum average of 60%
  • Georgian College English for Academic Purposes placement test
  • IELTS (see minimum requirement details below)
  • TOEFL (see minimum requirement details below)

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

5.55.58

5.5.5.07

5.05.06

5.04.55

TOEFL for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

62+22228

50-620-220-27

40-4918-1918-196

31-3915-1715-175

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

Students take a placement test at Georgian College, or submit an official, valid IELTS or TOEFL Test Report Form at the time of admission to determine the appropriate starting level.

In order to be eligible for the Ontario College Certificate, students must complete a minimum of levels seven and eight.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • EAPC 1501 - Writing and Grammar 5 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1502 - Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 5 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1503 - Reading and Vocabulary 5 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1601 - Writing and Grammar 6 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1602 - Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 6 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1603 - Reading and Vocabulary 6 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • Select two 21-hour courses from the available list during registration. A 42-hour general education course may also be considered. Contact the Program Co-ordinator for further details. (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1701 - Writing and Grammar 7 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1702 - Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 7 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1703 - Reading and Vocabulary 7 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1801 - Writing and Grammar 8 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1802 - Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 8 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • EAPC 1803 - Reading and Vocabulary 8 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • Select two 21-hour courses from the available list during registration. A 42-hour general education course may also be considered. Contact the Program Co-ordinator for further details. (Semester 2 / 42 hours)