General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Program
(for International Students)
(R115)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
  • Code: R115
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 semesters Levels 1-9 depending on initial placement test
  • Centre:
  • School: English as a Second Language ESL
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, March, May, July, September, November
  • Domestic Tuition:
    Not Applicable
  • International Tuition:
    $3,225.00 * †
  • Fall 2021 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2, 3: Online
  • Winter 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2, 3: Choice

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Overview

Program Overview

**Winter 2022 Delivery: Choice - Subject to enrollment and/or mode availability for each EAP level.**

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English, and helps prepare them for post-secondary study and future employment. Students come from around the world to study English in our supportive environment. The EAP program provides immigrant and international students exciting student life opportunities through co- and extra-curricular events and workshops.

Full Description

**Winter 2022 Delivery: Choice - Subject to enrollment and/or mode availability for each EAP level.**

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English. Students come from around the world to learn in our supportive environment. Students learn listening, speaking, reading and writing, vocabulary and grammar in integrated classes at each level. Certified teachers use a wide range of interactive teaching resources in state-of-the-art classrooms. A unique feature of this program is that new immigrants and international students participate together in classes and student life activities.

At the start of Level 7 or Level 8, students may choose*:

  • to continue in the regular English for Academic Purposes program, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Business Studies, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Hospitality Studies

*Space is limited and students are not guaranteed their first choice of streams.

In Levels 7 and 8, students can also choose to enroll in a General Education or Communication (L8 only) credit course. These courses give students the opportunity to practice English (four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking) outside the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, develop critical thinking abilities, and learn what it is like to be in a college program course.

Note: After completion of Level 8, there is also a Level 9 course to develop the higher language skills required for degree and postgraduate programs at college or university.

PROGRAM DATES AND DURATION

There are nine levels from beginner to advanced. Each 16-week semester includes two levels. Students begin at the level determined by their placement test. Classes are held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may be scheduled into a morning class (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon class (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and not both. By registering, students are expected to attend the schedule they are assigned.

Academic Year: 2021 - 2022

PLACEMENT TEST START DATE END DATE
Aug 31, 2021 Sept 7, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Oct 26, 2021 Nov 1, 2021 Dec 22, 2021
Jan 5, 2022 Jan 10, 2022 Mar 4, 2022
Mar 1, 2022 Mar 7, 2022 Apr 29, 2022
May 3, 2022 May 9, 2022 Jun 30, 2022
Jun 28, 2022 Jul 4, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

Academic Year: 2022 - 2023

PLACEMENT TEST START DATE END DATE
Aug 23, 2022 Sep 6, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 31, 2022 Dec 21, 2022
Jan 4, 2023 Jan 9, 2023 Mar 3, 2023
Feb 28, 2023 Mar 6, 2023 Apr 28, 2023
May 2, 2023 May 8, 2023 Jun 30, 2023
June 27, 2023 Jul 4, 2023 Aug 25, 2023

CERTIFICATION

An Ontario College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, with at least two EAP levels completed at George Brown College.

A George Brown College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, if only one EAP level is completed at George Brown College.

Students who complete Level 8 are exempt from the English admissions test required for most post-secondary programs at George Brown College and many other Ontario colleges. Students who complete Level 9 are deemed to have met the English admission requirements for some George Brown College degree programs and graduate certificate programs with co-op or field education placements.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate competently at a level required for postsecondary studies, showing flexibility and clarity of thought and expression. 
  2. Communicate competently and flexibly, in order to interact culturally appropriately, in a variety of workplace, post-secondary, and/or societal environments. 
  3. Conduct research and write essays/papers/reports according to academic conventions at a level required by colleges, universities, and/or the workplace. 
  4. Develop thorough general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, and insight into both self and society. 
  5. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry. 
  6. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques. 
  7. Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society. 
  8. Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

Courses

Required Courses

To determine which level each student will start the program in, students either take a level placement test at George Brown, or submit an official, valid IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (iBT), or Duolingo score report before session start. Students taking the EAP level placement test will be notified of the test date and time by the International Centre.

Each level is taught over a span of 8 weeks. Students who enroll in a full semester would be capable of completing two levels per semester.

CODE COURSE NAME
ESL1131 English for Academic Purposes 1
ESL1132 English for Academic Purposes 2
ESL1133 English for Academic Purposes 3
ESL1134 English for Academic Purposes 4
ESL1135 English for Academic Purposes 5
ESL1136 English for Academic Purposes 6
ESL1137 English for Academic Purposes 7
ESL1138 English for Academic Purposes 8
ESL1139 English for Academic Purposes 9

 

Articulation Agreement

Students who successfully complete EAP Level 8 at George Brown College are considered to meet the English language requirements for admission to diploma programs at 14 other Ontario colleges, without requiring further admissions testing. Find more information about Ontario Colleges ESL Program Articulation Agreement

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Educational Pathways

Completion of Level 8 – Meets the English language requirement for most DIPLOMA or CERTIFICATE programs at George Brown College.

Completion of Level 9 – Prepared for the study, research and essay-writing skills required for DIPLOMA, POSTGRADUATE or DEGREE programs.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements. 

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

Not Applicable

International Tuition

$3,225.00 * †

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the fees for one level starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

ID – $12.00 one time charge

Alumni – $29.27 one time charge

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must provide a valid passport 
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of classes and complete a placement test.  

George Brown's EAP program is a full-time program divided into 9 levels of 8 weeks each. Your language skills are assessed by your EAP level placement test results or your TOEFL (iBT), IELTS (Academic), or Duolingo score and then you are placed in the level that is right for you. 

If you are applying for George Brown’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP), as a conditional pathway to a post-secondary program please see below for further information. 

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Special Requirements

Conditional Admission Through GBC's EAP Program

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 English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Depending on the option you have chosen for EAP level placement you may need to re-apply for your diploma/degree/postgraduate program.

Do you have a TOEFL or IELTS score (within 2 years)?

Yes No
  • Start appropriate ESL level based on your TOEFL/IELTS score.
  • You will need to successfully complete the required EAP level.
  • Write George Brown ESL level placement test. Contact esl@georgebrown.ca for information on level placement tests.
  • You will need to re-apply for your diploma/degree/postgraduate program after completing the ESL placement test.
  • You will need to successfully complete the required EAP level.
Important information about EAP as a conditional pathway to a post-secondary 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:

  • You must meet eligibility requirements for the diploma/degree/postgraduate program you are applying for and submit supporting documents required. Please see the list of supporting documents required.
  • We will review your application and if you are eligible, we will issue you a conditional letter of acceptance for both the EAP and the post-secondary program. This letter will assist you in applying for a Study Permit.
  • If you did not submit an IELTS or TOEFL score, you will be required to take the EAP level placement test after you arrive at George Brown College.
  • The results of the placement test will reflect your language ability and determine your starting level in the EAP program.
  • Once you know your EAP level, you will be required to contact your admissions officer at the International Centre to re-initiate your post-secondary program application because the date of your post-secondary program may have changed due to your EAP placement test result.
  • When you are finally accepted to the post-secondary program at this second stage, depending on availability, your post-secondary seat will be secure.

In all cases, final admission will be subject to diploma/degree/postgraduate program availability at the time of completion of EAP requirements.

Placement Test

Once students have registered, they must take a placement test to determine their level of English proficiency before beginning the EAP program. A test time will be supplied upon registration.

Applicants have two options for determining level placement. Students must choose one option only and once the choice is made, it is final. 

  1. EAP applicants who do not have an IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (iBT) or Duolingo score will need to take the EAP level placement test after arrival in Toronto. Due to COVID-19, we are only offering online testing.
    OR
  2. EAP applicants who have an IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo score can submit their score rather than write the EAP level placement test. Alternatively, applicants can also be placed into an EAP level before session start based on a TOEFL (iBT), IELTS (Academic), or Duolingo score with the minimum Writing and Speaking score requirements shown below.
EAP STARTING LEVEL* Duolingo IELTS: ENTRY Requirements TOEFL: ENTRY Requirements
Overall Writing & Speaking Overall Speaking Writing
9 105+ 6 6.5 80-91 22 22
8 95-104 5.5 6 62-79 20 20
7 85-94 5.5 5.5 50-61 18 18
6 75-84 5 5 40-49 15 14
5 65-74 4-4.5 4.5 31-39 13 12
4 55-64 3.5 4 26-30 11 8
3 45-54 3 3.5 19-25 8 6
2 30-44 2.5 3 10-18 5 4
1 >29 2.5 2.5 0-9 2.5 2.5

* 2-year test validation maximum.

You will be placed in the EAP starting level that corresponds to your lowest score in all test sections. 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 the IELTS Testing service site.

Current or returning EAP students who suspend their studies for more than six consecutive 8-week sessions must retake the EAP level placement test or submit a valid IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo score in order to be placed back into the program. 

Changes due to COVID-19

*Given the recent suspension of activities at English language proficiency testing centres around the world, George Brown College will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a means to demonstrate English language proficiency, effective immediately. The Duolingo English Test is an English proficiency test that can be taken online and on-demand.

For more information and to take the Duolingo test please visit: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

​​​​​Note: The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has rolled out a new global service to allow students to take the TOEFL iBT exams at home.  We will accept this at-home test at the same score levels as the regular test. The new at-home service is nearly global in that it is available to students worldwide with the exception of those in Mainland China and Iran. 

Note: Starting April 22, 2020, British Council will also provide testing options for applicants through their IELTS Indicator tool. GBC will accept this at-home test at the same score levels as the regular test during this Covid-19 period. https://www.ieltsindicator.com

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Wei Zhang, 2011/2012 Graduate

"Some of my best memories are of my time studying at George Brown College. From the faculty to the learning environment, my time there was more than I could ever have expected. George Brown taught me that I could succeed as a student, a contributor and a professional. The knowledge and skills I learned will last me a lifetime."

Contact Us

Call the English for Academic Purposes office at 416-415-5000, ext. 4826 or email esl@georgebrown.ca.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Take our virtual tour to see our state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Toronto.

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General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Program
(for International Students)
(R115)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
  • Code: R115
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 semesters Levels 1-9 depending on initial placement test
  • Centre:
  • School: English as a Second Language ESL
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, March, May, July, September, October
  • International Tuition:
    $3,194.00 * †

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English, and helps prepare them for post-secondary study and future employment. Students come from around the world to study English in our supportive environment. The EAP program provides immigrant and international students exciting student life opportunities through co- and extra-curricular events and workshops. Learn more at www.facebook.com/GBC.ESL

Full Description

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English. Students come from around the world to learn in our supportive environment. Students learn listening, speaking, reading and writing, vocabulary and grammar in integrated classes at each level. Certified teachers use a wide range of interactive teaching resources in state-of-the-art classrooms. A unique feature of this program is that new immigrants and international students participate together in classes and student life activities.

At the start of Level 7 or Level 8, students may choose*:

  • to continue in the regular English for Academic Purposes program, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Business Studies, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Hospitality Studies

*Space is limited and students are not guaranteed their first choice of streams.

In Levels 7 and 8, students can also choose to enroll in a General Education or Communication (L8 only) credit course. These courses give students the opportunity to practice English (four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking) outside the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, develop critical thinking abilities, and learn what it is like to be in a college program course.

Note: After completion of Level 8, there is also a Level 9 course to develop the higher language skills required for degree and postgraduate programs at college or university.

PROGRAM DURATION

There are nine levels from beginner to advanced. Each 16-week semester includes two levels. Students begin at the level determined by their placement test. Classes are held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may be scheduled into a morning class (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon class (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and not both. By registering, students are expected to attend the schedule they are assigned.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2020 – 2021

PLACEMENT TEST START DATE END DATE
Aug 26, 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Oct 23, 2020
Oct 20, 2020 Oct 26, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
Jan 5, 2021 Jan 11, 2021 Mar 5, 2021
Mar 2, 2021 Mar 8, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
May 4, 2021 May 10, 2021 Jul 2, 2021
Jun 29, 2021 Jul 5, 2021 Aug 27, 2021

CERTIFICATION

An Ontario College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, with at least two EAP levels completed at George Brown College.

A George Brown College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, if only one EAP level is completed at George Brown College.

Students who complete Level 8 are exempt from the English admissions test required for most post-secondary programs at George Brown College and many other Ontario colleges. Students who complete Level 9 are deemed to have met the English admission requirements for some George Brown College degree programs and graduate certificate programs with co-op or field education placements.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate competently at a level required for postsecondary studies, showing flexibility and clarity of thought and expression.
  2. Communicate competently and flexibly, in order to interact culturally appropriately, in a variety of workplace, post-secondary, and/or societal environments.
  3. Conduct research and write essays/papers/reports according to academic conventions at a level required by colleges, universities, and/or the workplace.
  4. Develop thorough general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, and insight into both self and society.
  5. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  6. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  7. Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  8. Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

Courses

Required Courses

To determine which level each student will start the program in, students either take a level placement test at George Brown, or submit an official, valid IELTS or TOEFL Test Report Form at time of admission. Students taking the George Brown placement test will be notified of the test date and time by the International Centre. Students should bring their registration receipt to the placement test.

Each level is taught over the span of 8 weeks. Students who enroll in a full semester would be capable of completing two levels per semester.

  • ESL1131 English for Academic Purposes 1
  • ESL1132 English for Academic Purposes 2
  • ESL1133 English for Academic Purposes 3
  • ESL1134 English for Academic Purposes 4
  • ESL1135 English for Academic Purposes 5
  • ESL1136 English for Academic Purposes 6
  • ESL1137 English for Academic Purposes 7
  • ESL1138 English for Academic Purposes 8
  • ESL1139 English for Academic Purposes 9

Articulation Agreement

Students who successfully complete EAP Level 8 at George Brown College are considered to meet the English language requirements for admission to diploma programs at 14 other Ontario colleges. Please contact the School of ESL for more information.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Educational Pathways

Completion of Level 8 meets the English language requirement for most professional programs at George Brown College.

There is also a Level 9 course to assist students in preparation for the study, research and essay writing skills required for degree programs. Students who complete Level 9 are deemed to have met the English admission requirements for some George Brown College degree programs and graduate certificate programs with co-op or field education placements.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements.

Tuition and Fees

International Tuition

$3,194.00 * †

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the fees for one level starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

ID – $12.00 one time charge

Alumni – $29.57 one time charge

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must provide a valid passport
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of classes and complete a placement test.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Placement Test

Once students have registered, they must take a placement test to determine their level of English proficiency before beginning the ESL program. A test time will be supplied upon registration.

Placement may also be requested at the time of admission based on a TOEFL or IELTS score.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Wei Zhang, 2011/2012 Graduate

"Some of my best memories are of my time studying at George Brown College. From the faculty to the learning environment, my time there was more than I could ever have expected. George Brown taught me that I could succeed as a student, a contributor and a professional. The knowledge and skills I learned will last me a lifetime."

Contact Us

Do you have a specific ESL related question? Email one of our English as a Second Language team esl@georgebrown.ca.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Take our virtual tour to see our state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Toronto.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Program
(for International Students)
(R115)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
  • Code: R115
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 semesters Levels 1-9 depending on initial placement test
  • Centre:
  • School: English as a Second Language ESL
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, March, May, July, September, October
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $3,168.00 * † (For International fees see "Tuition and Fees")

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English, and helps prepare them for post-secondary study and future employment. Students come from around the world to study English in our supportive environment. The EAP program provides immigrant and international students exciting student life opportunities through co- and extra-curricular events and workshops. Learn more at www.facebook.com/GBC.ESL

Full Description

George Brown College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a post-secondary program that helps international students learn English. Students come from around the world to learn in our supportive environment. Students learn listening, speaking, reading and writing, vocabulary and grammar in integrated classes at each level. Certified teachers use a wide range of interactive teaching resources in state-of-the-art classrooms. A unique feature of this program is that new immigrants and international students participate together in classes and student life activities.

At the start of Level 7 or Level 8, students may choose*:

  • to continue in the regular English for Academic Purposes program, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Business Studies, or
  • to pursue Level 7 or Level 8 English for Hospitality Studies

*Space is limited and students are not guaranteed their first choice of streams. 

In Levels 7 and 8, students can also choose to enroll in a General Education or Communication (L8 only) credit course. These courses give students the opportunity to practice English (four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking) outside the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, develop critical thinking abilities, and learn what it is like to be in a college program course.

Note: After completion of Level 8, there is also a Level 9 course to develop the higher language skills required for degree and postgraduate programs at college or university.

PROGRAM DURATION

There are nine levels from beginner to advanced. Each 16-week semester includes two levels. Students begin at the level determined by their placement test. Classes are held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may be scheduled into a morning class (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon class (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and not both. By registering, students are expected to attend the schedule they are assigned.

CERTIFICATION

An Ontario College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, with at least two EAP levels completed at George Brown College.

A George Brown College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8 or Level 9, if only one EAP level is completed at George Brown College.

Students who complete Level 8 are exempt from the English admissions test required for most post-secondary programs at George Brown College and many other Ontario colleges. Students who complete Level 9 are deemed to have met the English admission requirements for some George Brown College degree programs and graduate certificate programs with co-op or field education placements.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate competently at a level required for postsecondary studies, showing flexibility and clarity of thought and expression.
  2. Communicate competently and flexibly, in order to interact culturally appropriately, in a variety of workplace, post-secondary, and/or societal environments.
  3. Conduct research and write essays/papers/reports according to academic conventions at a level required by colleges, universities, and/or the workplace.
  4. Develop thorough general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, and insight into both self and society.
  5. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  6. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  7. Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  8. Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

Courses

Required Courses

To determine which level each student will start the program in, students either take a level placement test at George Brown, or submit an official, valid IELTS or TOEFL Test Report Form at time of admission. Students taking the George Brown placement test will be notified of the test date and time by the International Centre. Students should bring their registration receipt to the placement test.

Each level is taught over the span of 8 weeks. Students who enroll in a full semester would be capable of completing two levels per semester.

  • ESL1131 English for Academic Purposes 1
  • ESL1132 English for Academic Purposes 2
  • ESL1133 English for Academic Purposes 3
  • ESL1134 English for Academic Purposes 4
  • ESL1135 English for Academic Purposes 5
  • ESL1136 English for Academic Purposes 6
  • ESL1137 English for Academic Purposes 7
  • ESL1138 English for Academic Purposes 8
  • ESL1139 English for Academic Purposes 9

Articulation Agreement

Students who successfully complete EAP Level 8 at George Brown College are considered to meet the English language requirements for admission to diploma programs at 14 other Ontario colleges. Please contact the School of ESL for more information. 

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Educational Pathways

Completion of Level 8 meets the English language requirement for most professional programs at George Brown College.

There is also a Level 9 course to assist students in preparation for the study, research and essay writing skills required for degree programs. Students who complete Level 9 are deemed to have met the English admission requirements for some George Brown College degree programs and graduate certificate programs with co-op or field education placements.

Please note: Mandatory admission testing, which includes English, is required for some programs. Check program requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$3,168.00 * † (For International fees see "Tuition and Fees")

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the fees for one level starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

ID – $12.00 one time charge

Alumni – $29.57 one time charge

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must provide a valid passport
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of classes and complete a placement test.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Placement Test

Once students have registered, they must take a placement test to determine their level of English proficiency before beginning the ESL program. A test time will be supplied upon registration.

Placement may also be requested at the time of admission based on a TOEFL or IELTS score.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Wei Zhang, 2011/2012 Graduate

"Some of my best memories are of my time studying at George Brown College. From the faculty to the learning environment, my time there was more than I could ever have expected. George Brown taught me that I could succeed as a student, a contributor and a professional. The knowledge and skills I learned will last me a lifetime."

Contact Us

Call the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

Email: international@georgebrown.ca or esl@georgebrown.ca.

Fax: 416-415-2120

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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