Community Engagement is an important component of all courses in the EAP department, from EAP 050 to EAP 100/101. Its purpose is to help students improve their listening and speaking skills by participating in activities outside of the classroom.
Community engagement is structured as follows:
A typical workshop might be one of the Student Success Workshops offered by the university’s Counselling and Learning Support Centre:
At the Advanced levels (EAP 080 – EAP 100/101), students are expected to take a more active role in community engagement. Often, this involves volunteer placements in organizations such as:
Community engagement encourages students to be active members both in the Capilano University community and in society. Whether students are international or local, community engagement helps them learn about Canada, help people and society, establish networks, make new friends, and develop as individuals.
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