General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Program (R105)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
  • Code: R105
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 semesters Levels 1–9 depending on initial placement test
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, May, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $1,787.00*
  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

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Overview

Program Overview

George Brown College’s General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program for newcomers who have permanent resident status, refugee status or Canadian citizenship. This program helps students learn or improve their English, and prepare for post-secondary study and future employment. Students come from around Toronto to study English in our supportive environment. The EAP program provides newcomers 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

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George Brown College's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program that helps 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.

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

  • to continue in the post-secondary stream of the 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 may not receive their first choice stream.

In Levels 7 and 8, students can also choose to enroll in a General Education credit course or a Communication course (L8 only). These courses give students the opportunity to practice English (all four skills) outside the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, develop critical thinking abilities, and preview 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 co-op programs or field education 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 or an official and valid IELTS or TOEFL exam score report at the time of admission. 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 an 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 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 communicative 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 the time of admission. Students taking the George Brown placement test will be notified by the ESL or Registration office to make an appointment for the test. Please bring proof of permanent resident status, refugee status or Canadian citizenship. Students should also bring their registration receipt to the placement test. Check the Key Dates for the placement test.

Students are expected to complete two courses in each 16-week semester.

semester courses
Code Course name
ESL1111 English for Academic Purposes 1
ESL1112 English for Academic Purposes 2
ESL1113 English for Academic Purposes 3
ESL1114 English for Academic Purposes 4
ESL1115 English for Academic Purposes 5
ESL1116 English for Academic Purposes 6
ESL1117 English for Academic Purposes 7
ESL1118 English for Academic Purposes 8
ESL1119 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 language 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

$1,787.00*

Additional Costs

Total fees for one semester only. September fees are $1,549.63 + $237.37 for health insurance. January fees are $1,549.69 + $162.31 for health insurance. May fees are $1,550.00.

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semester of the program starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates. OCAS application fee: $95. Program is OSAP eligible.

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (18 years of age and under)
  • Mature Student status*, no OSSD required (*19 years of age and older)
  • Permanent Residents of Canada will need to present legible copies of both sides of their Permanent Resident Cards, or other proof of residency
  • All applicants must complete a placement test and achieve a minimum of Level 1 to be considered for the program

Placement Test

The George Brown level placement test usually takes place the week before classes start. See Key Dates for specific test dates. Students may submit a valid IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL score for level placement instead of taking the test.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Tri Nhan (Jimmy) Nguyen, 2017 Graduate

"George Brown was one of the best roads in my life-map. Through the EAP program I got volunteering experience in the community to support my future career."

Johanel Rocca, 2016 Graduate

"My experience in the ESL program was wonderful. Although I am a person with hearing loss, this situation did not deter me ​from learning English because I received the full support of my professors and school. George Brown College provides valuable tools to their students to reach their goals. Today I feel privileged to have received a high-quality education."

Contact Us

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

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.

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered at our St. James Campus in our SJH building (341 King St. East, Room 317, Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Regular on-campus information sessions are offered. You can also visit our virtual tour.

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

General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes Program (R105)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
  • Code: R105
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 semesters Levels 1–9 depending on initial placement test
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, May, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $1,881.00*

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

George Brown College’s General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a post-secondary program for immigrants who have permanent resident status, refugee status or Canadian citizenship. This program helps students learn or improve their English, and prepare for post-secondary study and future employment. Students come from around Toronto 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) program is a post-secondary program that helps 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.

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 may not receive their first choice stream.

In Levels 7 and 8, students can also choose to enroll in a General Education credit course or a Communication course (L8 only). These courses give students the opportunity to practice English (all four skills) outside the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, develop critical thinking abilities, and preview 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 co-op programs or field education 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 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 the time of admission. Students taking the George Brown placement test will be notified by the ESL or Registration office to make an appointment for the test. Please bring proof of permanent resident status, refugee status or Canadian citizenship. Students should also bring their registration receipt to the placement test. Check the Key Dates for the placement test.

Students are expected to complete two courses in each 16-week semester.

semester courses
Code Course name
ESL1111 English for Academic Purposes 1
ESL1112 English for Academic Purposes 2
ESL1113 English for Academic Purposes 3
ESL1114 English for Academic Purposes 4
ESL1115 English for Academic Purposes 5
ESL1116 English for Academic Purposes 6
ESL1117 English for Academic Purposes 7
ESL1118 English for Academic Purposes 8
ESL1119 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 language 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

$1,881.00*

Additional Costs

Total fees for one semester only. September fees are $1,653.82 + $227.18 for health insurance. January fees are $1,654.51 + $155.49 for health insurance. May fees are $1,654.00.

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semester of the program starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates. OCAS application fee: $95. Program is OSAP eligible.

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (18 years of age and under)
  • Mature Student status*, no OSSD required (*19 years of age and older)
  • Permanent Residents of Canada will need to present legible copies of both sides of their Permanent Resident Cards, or other proof of residency
  • All applicants must complete a placement test and achieve a minimum of Level 1 to be considered for the program

Placement Test

The George Brown level placement test usually takes place the week before classes start. See Key Dates for specific test dates. Students may submit a valid IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL score for level placement instead of taking the test. 

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Tri Nhan (Jimmy) Nguyen, 2017 Graduate

"George Brown was one of the best roads in my life-map. Through the EAP program I got volunteering experience in the community to support my future career."

Johanel Rocca, 2016 Graduate

"My experience in the ESL program was wonderful. Although I am a person with hearing loss, this situation did not deter me ​from learning English because I received the full support of my professors and school. George Brown College provides valuable tools to their students to reach their goals. Today I feel privileged to have received a high-quality education."

Contact Us

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

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.

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered at our St. James Campus in our SJH building (341 King St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Regular on-campus information sessions are offered. You can also visit our virtual tour.

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