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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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

Programs Starting Between:
  • 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 undergo placement testing in reading, grammar, writing and speaking, prior to the program start, to determine the level of study

  • It is recommended that students have a minimum high-beginner level of English knowledge

  • Domestic applicants who are under the age of 19 must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, at or above the general level

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

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

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2018LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
May 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2018LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
September 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
October 2018LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
January 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
March 2019LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen
May 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
June 2019LakeshoreNot AvailableOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 4 levels was:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $13,220.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Textbook costs approximately $150 per semester.

Fees by Level 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Rosie Lima, program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 73083
rosie.lima@humber.ca

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Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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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.

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International Students

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

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Fees by Level

Level 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 7Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Level 8Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$954.15$3,200.00
Tuition$728.92$2,974.78
Mandatory Non-Tuition$225.23$225.23
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

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 in completing individual and collaborative e-learning projects and tasks under the guidance of a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)-certified lab co-ordinator.

Our faculty are highly respected, 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 postgraduate 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 whole 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 industry developments.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications and competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.


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Admission to Humber Through EAP

Completion of EAP level 8 meets the language proficiency requirments 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.

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.

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.  

Online EAP Placement Testing

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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 postsecondary and postgraduate studies, and to give you a competitive edge in your professional field.

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