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.
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.
An Ontario College Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of Level 8.
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.