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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Students who have intermediate proficiency in English will be admitted to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

Benefits of the program

High quality and convenience

  • Six levels to develop the competencies needed for most programs as well as a beginner program.
  • Seven weeks (175 hours total) for each level.
  • Six start dates offered every year.
  • Minimum 25 hours of instruction per week.
  • Small class sizes averaging 14 students.
  • Out-of-class learning activities.
  • English-only environment.
  • Weekly conversation groups and ELC Talks.
  • Cultural and social activities.
  • Optional field trips and activities.

Direct entry

Upon successfully completing Level 5 of the EAP program, students will meet the English language requirements of most undergraduate and graduate programs at UOIT and will not need to take an English language proficiency test to qualify for admission.

Support team

Our dedicated support team will work with students to ensure they:

  • Are engaged and involved.
  • Have tools to develop their language skills.
  • Make meaningful friendships with fellow students and Canadians.
  • Express their creativity.
  • Learn more about themselves.
  • Make the most of their time studying in Canada.

Preparing students for success

Our integrated-skills approach offers students real-world teaching and learning environments. In the same way, learning tasks such as group work, presentations and research assignments will prepare students to enter a North American academic environment emphasizing critical-thinking skills and effective classroom interaction.

Our program is unique. It is designed in collaboration with our campus schools and faculties, and provides students with relevant language-learning contexts and real-life academic situations. EAP students develop the language skills and the academic readiness they will need to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world. 

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