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.
Important Notice about EAP Program Schedule
The EAP program runs from 9am to 5pm daily, with classes on two schedules: the morning schedule is 9am to 1pm and the afternoon schedule is 1pm to 5pm. The School of ESL is unable to accommodate students’ schedule change requests or preferences.
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!
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.
Level 7 and 8 students may choose the Post-secondary studies, Business, or Hospitality stream in preparation for their future studies*.
*Space is limited in each option.