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With a strong focus on your academic and career success, our ESL program provides you with a welcoming environment in which to develop your English abilities.
Simply complete and submit your application online attaching scanned copies of necessary supporting documents. Please see below for information
on ESL level placement.
Are you still in high school and want to learn English? Our Summer English program may be right for you. Designed for students aged 15 years and up and for groups of 10 students or more.
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
If you are applying for George Brown’s ESL program, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), as a conditional pathway to a post-secondary program please see below for further information.
Applicants have 2 options for determining level placement:
For current or returning EAP students who suspend their studies for more than two (2) consecutive 8-week sessions, they must retake the EAP placement test or submit an IELTS/TOEFL placement test result, in order to be placed back into the program.
* 2-year test validation maximum.
You will be placed in the EAP starting level that corresponds to your lowest score. For students interested in taking the IELTS test in Toronto, the George Brown college Official IELTS Test Centre provides a complete IELTS Testing service. For
more information, please visit: georgebrown.ca/ielts.
Applicants from eligible countries who do not meet George Brown’s English language requirements may be offered conditional admission to a post-secondary program through George Brown’s ESL Program, English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Depending
on the option you have chosen for ESL level placement you may need to re-apply for your diploma/degree/postgraduate program.
IMPORTANT: If you are applying for the George Brown college English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program as a conditional pathway to a post-secondary program, please note the following:
The EAP program runs from 9AM to 5PM daily. Students are assigned to either a morning schedule or to an afternoon schedule, and not both. The morning schedule is from 9am to 1pm, and the afternoon schedule is from 1 pm to 5 pm. Unfortunately,
the School of ESL is unable to accommodate students’ schedule change requests. By registering for the EAP program, students will be expected to attend the schedule to which they are assigned.
* Level 7 and 8 students have the option to attend George Brown college Credit Courses. Note: Space is limited
* 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.
George Brown College has also signed an articulation agreement establishing exit standards that allow EAP graduates to satisfy English language proficiency requirements at 14 participating colleges, without requiring further admissions testing for a diploma
program. Find more information about Ontario Colleges ESL Program Articulation Agreement.