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Program Code: 09371 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 8 weeks
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Program Overview

Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) certificate program is an intensive, full-time academic pathway program. The program integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus. You will also benefit from study skills and individual tutoring support. The curriculum is geared toward non-native speakers of English who want to improve their writing, communication and critical thinking skills for entry into college diploma, degree and graduate certificate programs or for further professional development. 

It consists of: 

  • 18 hours per week of in-class instruction 
  • additional hours every week completing individual and collaborative digitally-enabled learning and extensive reading activities under the guidance of a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified lab co-ordinator 

Our faculty are dedicated professionals who have been teaching, publishing and working in the English as a Second Language ESL/EAP field for many years. They all hold graduate credentials including solid training in ESL/EAP teaching. 

Improving your language skills in the EAP program has the additional benefit of allowing you to become familiar with Humber faculty, staff, administration and campus life. The Humber community guides your transition into your future academic study at Humber. 

Our advisory committee provides regular review of and input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of post-secondary and  industry developments. 

Level 6, 7, and 8 students have the option to finish their studies at the North or Lakeshore Campus. 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate English language competence at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level.

  2. Present clear positions on a variety of topics by engaging with different perspectives and systems of thought.

  3. Use appropriate sources and digital tools to support academic work.

  4. Demonstrate professionalism when collaborating with others and/or working autonomously.

  5. Demonstrate academic integrity appropriate for Canadian postsecondary contexts.


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Admission to Humber Through EAP

Completion of EAP level 8 meets the language proficiency requirements for admission to most Humber programs. For students completing level 8 with no failed courses and with the appropriate grades (see below), no further IELTS or TOEFL testing is required.

Steps to Starting Your EAP Program

Step 1. Receive LOA & Confirm Your Spot

Upon receiving your Letter of Acceptance (LOA), you need to confirm your offer on MyHumber: instructions on how to upload your study permit on MyHumber.ca

Step 2. Pay Your Tuition Fees

Once you’ve confirmed your offer, you need to pay the full tuition by due date specified on your LOA.

Step 3. Inform Your Status: Inside vs Outside Canada

If you’re in Canada: upload your status document or study permit (instructions on Myhumber.ca). If you are outside Canada: fill out our Decision Form.

Step 4. Upload Photo and Personal Information on MyHumber

You need to upload your photo and contact information to your MyHumber account.

*Humber staff will register you in the EAP program

Online EAP Placement Testing

Note to EAP Applicants

You have two options for pre-placement to your EAP level:

  1. Submit your IELTS, TOEFL, PET, or CAEL result to Humber. We use your score to place you in an appropriate EAP level
  2. Take one of the online Duolingo placement test to assess your English proficiency level and to place you at the appropriate level within our English for Academic Purposes program 

You will need to upload your test results to MyHumber (humber.ca/myhumber) under proof of English Language Proficiency. Once we receive your test results your offer letter will be issued.

Please carefully read the communications from Humber Admissions about the tests you can take and the link  to take them.

Important dates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Intake Date Virtual Orientation
10 - 11 am
Details will be sent to students in advance
Classes Start Classes End Check Grade and Progress to the Next Level
September Intake Friday, Sep 3, 2021 Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021 Friday, October 22, 2021 Wednesday, October 27, 2021
November Intake Friday, October 29, 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021 Friday, December 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 22, 2021
January Intake Friday, January 7, 2022 Monday, January 10, 2022 Friday, February 25, 2022 Wednesday, March 2, 2022
March Intake Friday, March 4, 2022 Monday, March 7, 2022 Friday, April 22, 2022 Wednesday, April 27, 2022
May Intake Friday, April 29, 2022 Monday, May 2, 2022 Friday, June 17, 2022 Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June Intake Friday, June 24, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 Friday, August 12, 2022 Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Important dates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Intake Date Virtual Orientation
10 - 11 am
Details will be sent to students in advance
Classes Start Classes End
September Intake Friday, Sep 2, 2022 Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022 Friday, October 21, 2022
November Intake Friday, October 28, 2022 Monday, October 31, 2022 Friday, December 16, 2022
January Intake Friday, January 6, 2023 Monday, January 9, 2023 Friday, February 24, 2023
March Intake Friday, March 3, 2023 Monday, March 6, 2023 Friday, April 21, 2023
May Intake Friday, April 28, 2023 Monday, May 1, 2023 Friday, June 16, 2023
June Intake Friday, June 23, 2023 Monday, June 26, 2023 Friday, August 11, 2023

EAP Levels

If English is not your first language, you may need to prove your English level before starting your Humber program. If you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, you can review our EAP level descriptors’ guide to start thinking about your English before you come to study. This interactive document will help you to reflect on your language learning by checking your progress in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as you complete each level of EAP.  

EAP Pathways

  • Level 8 completion with 60% GPA - Humber diploma programs
  • Level 8 completion with 75% GPA - Humber degree programs
  • Level 8 completion with 80% GPA - humber postgraduate programs

International students enrolled in EAP may receive conditional offers of admission to most Humber programs.

Humber recognize completed and passed EAP levels as well as your graduation GPA from EAP Level 8 for a maximum of two (2) years after completion of the course/program. If you reapply after this time you need to retake the EAP placement test.

Please click here for details on EAP placement compared to popular international English assessments.

Your Career

By 2030, half the world’s population is expected to speak English. Prepare now for your future by developing the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in post-secondary and postgraduate studies, and to give you a competitive edge in your professional field.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Languages Canada

The program is recognized by Languages Canada as an accredited program, meeting the requirements of the Languages Canada Quality Assurance Standard.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
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January 2022 Lakeshore Closed
March 2022 Lakeshore Not Available
May 2022 Lakeshore Open
June 2022 Lakeshore Not Available
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 Lakeshore Open
January 2023 Lakeshore Open
May 2023 Lakeshore Open
Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
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January 2022 Lakeshore Closed
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May 2022 Lakeshore Open
June 2022 Lakeshore Opening Soon
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 Lakeshore Open
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Andrea's Story - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Alumna

Andrea's Story

In this video, Andrea Farias, an Alumna of Ontario College Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, currently studying Diploma in Business management shares her experiences of studying at Humber.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic

    • As a program geared towards providing students with the necessary academic English skills to succeed in furthering their studies at Humber and abroad, all students who apply to the EAP program must provide an English Language Placement test result from an approved list in order to determine the starting level of study. The list of approved English Language Placement tests can be found here
    • Domestic applicants who are under the age of 19 must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • It is recommended that students have a minimum high-beginner level of English knowledge
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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Student Visa

Applicants requiring student visas should plan for a minimum of six months lead time before classes begin.

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor Minimum 13 inch screen 15 inch screen
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Humber English Language Centre (ELC)
elc@humber.ca

Fees

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Textbook costs - approximately $60 per semester.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Humber English Language Centre (ELC)
elc@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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