EAP Program

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  • George Brown College’s ESL program, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), offers an education environment that provides you with diverse opportunities to develop your English skills. The program includes a number of unique benefits that create an engaging and effective ESL experience.

  • EAP (ESL) Program Structure

    George Brown’s EAP (ESL) program is a full-time program divided into 9 levels of 8 weeks each. Your language skills are assessed when you arrive, or at the time of admissions based on a TOEFL/IELTS score, and you are placed in the level that is right for you.
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    EAP (ESL) Business Stream

    ESL for Business is an option for students planning a full-time academic Business program. Students may choose to enter after completing level 6 in George Brown’s ESL program. It focuses on real-life communication skills required in business settings:

    • Focus on increasing your knowledge of the business world
    • Develop communication skills necessary to succeed in business
    • Deliver a business-related seminar developed through the use of multiple sources such as visual aids, demonstrate comprehension of business-related articles, as well as critically respond to them in written form
    • Participate effectively in a business meeting/conversation/debate
    • Demonstrate an understanding of information from different media and sources (lectures, podcasts, presentations, commentaries, interviews, documentaries)


    Aram Hassanlee

    “As an ESL student, I wanted to improve my English in an international college that uses advanced technology training in state-of-the-art classrooms with effective and well informed professors. While studying English, I made many friends and had much fun participating in a variety of activities. I strongly recommend George Brown College to anyone who would want to learn English.”

    Aram Hassanlee
    ESL Business Program, Level 8 (2013)

    EAP (ESL) Hospitality Stream

    Amy Pulford
    ESL for Hospitality is an option for students planning a full-time academic Hospitality and Culinary Arts program. Students may choose to enter after completing level 6 in George Brown’s ESL program. Additionally, if you successfully complete Smart Serve and Sanitation courses offered, you may be exempt from requiring to take them during your postsecondary studies at George Brown College.

    The ESL for Hospitality stream focuses on real-life communication skills that are required in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts such as:



    • Develop listening, speaking, reading, writing, and research skills necessary for success in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts
    • Participate in the exploration of topics, case studies, and issues that are relevant to the hospitality industry today
    • Learn specialized vocabulary needed by future industry professionals
    • Establish functional language, teamwork, and problem solving skills
    • Engage with hospitality-related reading and listening texts, deliver hospitality-related presentations, and think critically about hospitality-related issues

    EAP (ESL) Weekly Timetable


    TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
    LEVELS 1-6 LEVELS 7-8 LEVEL 9 LEVELS 1-9 LEVELS 1-9 LEVELS 1-9 LEVELS 1-9
    9:00-9:50 Specialized Class General Education Independent Study Core Class Core Class Core Class Core Class
    9:50-10:40 Specialized Class General Education Independent Study Core Class Core Class Core Class Core Class
    10:40-11:20 BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK
    11:20-12:10 Specialized Class General Education Independent Study Core Class Core Class Core Class Core Class
    12:10-1:00 Specialized Class General Education Independent Study Core Class Core Class Core Class Core Class
     
    English in Practice Schedule* - Sign up at www.gbcesl.com
    1:30-3:30 Workshops Workshops Workshops Workshops Workshops
    *Workshops are optional in Levels 7-9. In Levels 1-6, international students attend 7 per session.

    Core Class (Levels 1-9): 2 hours/week on-line. General Education(Levels 7-8): 2 hours/week on-line.

    Students in levels 7 and 8 complete General Education courses that can also be used as credits that count towards their GPA for diplomas at many Ontario colleges.

    EAP (ESL) Session Dates

    Please click on the button below for a comprehensive list of EAP (ESL) session dates for international students.
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