English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Columbia College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) prepares students for their academic studies in a collaborative and supportive setting. Students must submit IELTS/TOEFL, or write our Language Writing Assessment to determine their English level to determine which level before entering a program. Students will have full access to Student Services and college facilities.

The program offers English 097, English 098, and English 099 that serve college-level students who do not meet the post-secondary English standard. All EAP courses are non-credit. High School students who do not meet High School grade-level standards are placed in English 097 before proceeding to the appropriate High School English level. Students testing below English 097 are referred to partner language schools prior to enrolling in English 097.

 The EAP program is specifically designed to support academic delivery. Therefore the term EAP is the acronym now used for the programs that serve English Language (ELL) Learners at Columbia College. In English 097, the ELL High School Standards are embedded into the course design.

Instructors teaching EAP courses are skilled in making adaptations to the curriculum in order to make the subject matter comprehensible for ELL learners and to assist them in acquiring academic English appropriate to various content areas. Additional support may be deemed necessary and is provided through tutoring by trained tutors in the College Learning Centre.