English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP)
This program is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to pursue an academic career in Canada but have not yet reached the language proficiency required for success in a Canadian academic environment.
- Create a foundation for academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
- Learn problem-solving and critical thinking skills in English
- Speak and write confidently in English
- Learn group work skills to create presentations and participate in class discussions
- Practice academic essay writing structure and research skills
- Improve vocabulary and grammar.
Students will take our placement test and be placed in the correct level.
The duration of the program is 12 weeks. An exit test will determine whether students move to the next level or progress to post-secondary study. The program duration may vary according to the unique progress of each individual student.
Create a foundation for academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
Learn problem-solving and critical thinking skills in English
Speak and write confidently in English
Learn group work skills to create presentations and participate in class discussions
Practice academic essay writing structure and research skills
Improve vocabulary and grammar.
- EAPP has intakes every 4 weeks (see calendar)
- Small class sizes to maximize time with instructors
- Direct entry into EGC’s articulated university courses or direct entry into one of our partner university’s programs with no IELTS or further testing required.
- Courses taught by experienced and certified English Language teachers with strong Academic back grounds
- Minimum 17 years of age or older
- Canadian high school diploma or equivalent.
EAP 1 4.0 IELTS or equivalent score in other recognized language tests or a satisfactory score upon completion of the EGC placement test is required.
EAP 2 5.0 IELTS or equivalent score in other recognized language tests or a satisfactory score upon completion of the EGC placement test is required.
- Students will be able to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to academic texts. Students will be able to identify nuance in Academic writing and use glossaries, footnotes and endnotes for further research.
Students will learn to write clear and grammatically accurate sentences and paragraphs suitable for the university level. In addition, students will acquire the skills to create endnotes, footnotes and (annotated) bibliographies.
- Students will learn to listen for nuance, identify main ideas, understand bias, recognize the speaker’s mood and intent and differentiate between what is fact and what is opinion.
Students will learn to participate effectively in group discussions and presentations, including expressing their own viewpoints, asking for clarification and delivering guidance and directions.
EAPP Academic Policies
The consequences of academic dishonesty and/or plagiarism are serious. Any one or more of the following penalties may be assessed.
- When an instructor has evidence of academic dishonesty or plagiarism by a student, the instructor may assign a score of zero for the first incident. The instructor will file a written report for the student’s record, and a copy will be delivered to the student. The report will be removed two years after the incident.
- After the first incident, the student will receive a written notice that a second incident will result in the student’s dismissal from the course.
- When a student is dismissed from a course, a disciplinary action report will be kept in the student record, with a copy to the student. The report will be removed two years after the incident.
- Repeated incidents of academic dishonesty or plagiarism may result in suspension from the program.
Attendance may be an assessed segment of each course along with participation (described below). Attendance is taken by the faculty and a minimum of 70% attendance is required to complete the program.
Attendance records may be used to determine eligibility for re-writes, supplemental tests/assignments, field placement, or to identify students at risk. If attendance is used to determine eligibility for rewrites, supplemental tests/assignments, or field placement, the minimum required attendance standard shall be stipulated in the course outline and clearly explained to students.
- Participation refers to student engagement in learning activity tasks that contribute to the achievement of stipulated learning outcomes. Participation may be assessed and may contribute to the final evaluation. If participation is used as an assessment strategy, the participation criteria must be objective and measurable. The expected participation elements and the method of evaluating the stated elements shall be written in the course outline and clearly explained to students.
You are expected to participate at all times. Participation is a composite of attendance, punctuality, academic honesty, and the demonstration of respect for others. The learning in this class will be comprised of seminars, workshops, in-class discussions, group work and reflection exercises/activities. This type of active learning requires that you be in attendance and engaged in the classroom. You will be expected to participate in discussions in the class, both whole class and small group.
If you are unable to attend a class, the expectation is that you email your instructor before class to explain why you will not be attending. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to collect handouts and review class notes from either another classmate or from the course LMS.
- It is essential to create a positive learning environment where people are free to express their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way. You will be encouraged to share your opinions in class through discussions, activities, group work and assignments. Expect that people will think differently than you and that there will be many different ways of looking at things. We want to foster an environment where students are happy and eager to come to class to learn in a comfortable yet professional space. Respect for others at all times is of utmost importance. Any degrading remarks, comments, harassment, inappropriate jokes, or bullying will not be tolerated.
*Students who enroll in a language program which is six months or less in duration, or for which tuition is less than $4,000 may not claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Further, this language program may not have been reviewed nor approved by the PTIB.*
For more information about programs that do not require approval by the PTIB, please visit www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca.