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15.0 Continuing Education (English for Academic Purposes) 2018/2019

15.1 English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is a comprehensive intensive program designed to prepare academically qualified students whose native language is not English for the purpose of admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s degree programs. The EAP program is for prospective International, Permanent Resident or Canadian students whose level of English language proficiency (ELP) is at a high-intermediate to low-advanced level of fluency. This program is not designed for beginners. Academically qualified students can apply for admission to EAP Tier 1 and EAP Tier 2.

A. Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants will need to submit minimum scores in one of the following:

  1. TOEFL iBT 40
  2. IELTS 4.0
  3. CLB 4.0

Results from placement testing will place applicants into the appropriate tier courses of the program.

EAP Tier 2 (EAP 101, 102, 103, and 104) 4 months Advanced Proficiency (TOEFL scores 60-79; IELTS 4.8-5.9; CLB 5.0 )
EAP Tier 1 (EAP 96, 97, 98, and 99) 4 months Intermediate Proficiency (TOEFL scores 40-59; IELTS 4.0 – 4.7; CLB 4.0)

B. Application Deadlines

Fall Winter Spring
Application Deadline Document Deadline Application Deadline Document Deadline Application Deadline Document Deadline
Domestic Students June 1 June 15 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 March 1 March 15
International Students May 1 June 15 Oct. 1 Nov. 15 Feb. 1 March 15

C. Program Requirements

One term (four months) is required to complete each tier. EAP courses are offered during the Fall and Winter.

All EAP Tier 1 students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in all co-requisite courses of the tier will be permitted to advance to Tier 2. Students who achieve a grade of “C-” or lower in one or more co-requisite course will be required to repeat and successfully complete all courses of the first tier before advancing to tier 2.

EAP Tier 2 students who successfully complete EAP Tier 2 courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better, will meet the broader English Language requirement for admission to Concordia University of Edmonton’s Undergraduate or Graduate degree programs with the exception of Concordia University of Edmonton’s After-Degree in Education program.

Admission into regular university courses requires the successful completion of EAP Tier 2.

EAP students are advised that grades for EAP courses are not used in the calculation of yearly grade point averages for the purposes of the official transcript of record. These students are also advised that faculty requirements for continuation in a degree program are significantly different than that for the EAP program. Students must refer to the appropriate sections of this Calendar for specific graduation requirements.

D. Course Descriptions

Bridge to English for Academic Purposes

EAP 96 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Grammar - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language grammar required to proceed to EAP 101.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 97 and EAP 98 and EAP 99

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 97 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Writing - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop the English language writing skills required to proceed to EAP 102.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 99 and EAP 98 and EAP 96

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 98 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Reading - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language reading skills required to proceed to EAP 103.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 99 and EAP 97 and EAP 96

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 99 - Bridge to English for Academic Purposes - Listening/Speaking - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language listening and speaking skills required to proceed to EAP 104.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 96 and EAP 97 and EAP 98

Further information: Course availability and times

English for Academic Purposes

EAP 101 - English for Academic Purposes-Grammar - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language grammar required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will become proficient in the use of advanced grammar, verb tenses, modifiers and sentence structures.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 102 and EAP 103 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 102 - English for Academic Purposes-Writing - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop the English language writing skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will learn to write clearly and effectively to meet the standards expected for post-secondary essay, research and report writing.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 103 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 103 - English for Academic Purposes-Reading - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language reading skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. The course will introduce shorter pieces of literature, stories and modern essays. Students will study a novel written in a Canadian context. Specific reading comprehension exercises will be completed on a regular basis.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 102 and EAP 104

Further information: Course availability and times

EAP 104 - English for Academic Purposes-Listening/Speaking - 0 (4-0-0-0)
English for Academic Purposes

This course enables students whose first language is other than English to develop English language listening and speaking skills required to succeed in post-secondary education. Students will become proficient in listening critically to the Instructor, classmates, and guests. Students will learn to take notes in class, some viewing and interpreting of visual material are included in the course. Students will develop English language verbal skills through in class group work and presentation skills. Students will be able to communicate effectively on practical, social and academic topics.

Note: Only open to students in the English for Academic Purposes program.

Corequisites: EAP 101 and EAP 102 and EAP 103

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension English

X-ENG 01 - Intensive English Summer Course - 0 (14-6s-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

5-week intensive and comprehensive summer course designed for students whose first language is not English to develop English grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. It will also provide international newcomers to Canada with a memorable first Canadian experience including English classes and cultural activities within the Edmonton area and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

Further information: Course availability and times

X-ENG 02 - Intensive English and Public Health Summer Course - 0 (20-5s-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

2-week intensive international summer school which provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the English language while immersing themselves in their field of public health study. It will also provide international newcomers to Canada with a memorable first Canadian experience including English classes and cultural activities within the Edmonton area and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

Further information: Course availability and times

Extension Information Systems Security

X-ISS 11 - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity - 0 (0-0-0-0)
Office of Extension & Culture

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity provides learners with no previous cybersecurity knowledge with an overview of the field and an understanding of strategies to break into this growing IT specialization of cybersecurity. It also provides learners with some prior IT/computer science training, but who are not currently working in the field, with core cybersecurity skills that will enable them to rejoin the IT field.

Note: Instruction Hours: 10-20 hours in total (online)

Further information: Course availability and times