English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program Overview

George Brown’s General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program offers 9 levels of full-time English instruction. Each level is 8 weeks long. Upon registration, students take a Level Placement Test to see which level they should start in. Students then progress through the levels, adding to their reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills.

Here are just a few examples of what students can do after these milestone levels:

Level 3 (Upper Beginner)

  • Chat with Canadians.
  • Give and receive instructions and directions.
  • Read texts critically, distinguishing fact from opinion.
  • Write short paragraphs.
  • Read and interpret tables, diagrams and graphs.
  • Express satisfaction and dissatisfaction… and much, much more!

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

  • Write essays.
  • Give oral reports.
  • Take and organize notes.
  • Summarize and paraphrase.
  • Categorize, interpret and explain complex diagrams.
  • Debate… and so much more!

Level 8 (Upper advanced)

  • Understand audio material, written texts and various media sources.
  • Paraphrase and retell or report.
  • Make proper citations, take notes, and research strategically in preparation for further college or university studies.
  • Identify bias in texts and audio material.
  • Deliver researched academic presentations… and, of course, much more!


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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program Highlights

  • You’ll have access to all College facilities, including free internet and computer use, cafeteria, gymnasium and exercise rooms, and Student Centre Services
  • Staff are available to assist students and can provide service in several languages  
  • Our on-campus resources include an ESL Resource Centre and a Multimedia Computer Lab for computer-assisted language learning as well as access to videos, tapes, books and periodicals
  • Outside of regular classroom instruction, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program students can participate in informal discussion in our Conversation Group guided by experienced language tutors, take skill-specific workshops, attend workshops on language and culture, and enjoy many social events with classmates.
  • An on-site advisor is available to provide assistance in choosing post-secondary program options.
  • All professors are experienced professionals, trained in the most up to date ESL teaching methods.

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 English for Academic Purposes Program. Studying English at George Brown has been a great experience and it paved the way to access a post-secondary course in marketing after completing level 8. - Rafael (Brazil), EAP 8th level graduate. Apply Now.