EAP - English for Academic Purposes

Offered By:
Faculty of Extension

Below are the courses available from the EAP code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course represents the first stage in preparing students for academic study in English. EAP 101 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and speak about a limited range of academic topics, demonstrate elementary proficiency in academic vocabulary, and write about everyday academic life at the sentence level with some clarity.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course represents the second stage in preparing students for academic study in English. EAP 102 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. By the end of the course, students will be able to participate in group discussions about straightforward academic topics, demonstrate a growing understanding of written and spoken academic texts, and express ideas in writing at the sentence level with some clarity.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

This course represents the third stage in preparing students for academic study in English. EAP 103 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. By the end of the course, students will be able to deliver short academic presentations, demonstrate a basic understanding of issues related to academic integrity and write about academically focused topics with some clarity.

★ 9 (fi 19)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Focuses on the development of language fluency and accuracy and on building the necessary vocabulary for further studies within an academic environment. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are emphasized by engaging students in a variety of academic activities. This course, which precedes EAP 140, will enable students to lay the foundations for successful academic writing. Students will be introduced to language learning strategies and will develop study skills that are crucial to their success in an English-medium university. Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 40 (internet based) with a minimum score of 12 in each band, or a score of 5.0 IELTS with a minimum score of 4.5 in each band.

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, 260 HOURS)

This course in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focuses on general and specialized English language development and grammar. The course will stress the need for clear and accurate use of language with the goal of building confidence and fluency in an academic setting. There will be a focus on language and content-based speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks, employing collaborative communication strategies, and promoting autonomous learning strategies. EAP 136 promotes academic acculturation while introducing students to concepts of academic integrity and basic citation.

★ 9 (fi 19)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Provides students with the opportunity to improve their academic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of EAP 140, students are able to engage in short academic activities, including essay writing, reading short texts, and listening to and participating in short lectures and discussions. Prerequisites: EAP 135 or minimum TOEFL scores of 53 (internet based) with a minimum score of 14 in each band, or a score of at least 5.5 IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band.

★ 9 (fi 19)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A continuation of EAP 140. Students further develop their abilities to collect and synthesize information from a variety of academic sources; analyze and critique materials; and present their ideas in accordance with the academic standards found at the first-year university level. EAP 140 and 145 thoroughly prepare students for study at the undergraduate university level. Prerequisite: EAP 140.

★ 9 (fi 19)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Designed to further develop English language skills for students whose first language is not English, EAP 150 will focus on advanced strategies for engaging in reading, writing, listening and speaking activities in university settings. Particular emphasis will be placed on collecting, synthesizing, analyzing, and critiquing materials from a variety of sources, as well as presenting ideas in different academic formats. Prerequisite: upon recommendation of the Fresh Start Advisor.