Programs of Study

  • EAP - programs of study

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the English for Academic Purposes Program is to train second-language learners of English with the necessary linguistic, academic, and cultural abilities for success at Capilano University or other post-secondary institutions.

    This goal fits within the mission of Capilano University:

    “Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.”


    Basic Course Information

    We offer a variety of courses at six levels (EAP 050 to EAP 100/101) from intermediate to academic English preparatory levels. The courses focus on all skills — speaking and listening, reading and vocabulary, and grammar and writing.

    See an overview of our full-time program (PDF).


    EAP 050, EAP 060, EAP 070 and EAP 080 Levels
    At the EAP 050, EAP 060, EAP 070 and EAP 080 levels, students study English for a total of 20 hours per week. Courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday, but some courses may be scheduled on Fridays. All courses are 15 weeks long and are usually available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must acheive a B average (73%) to move from one level to the next.

    The EAP 050, EAP 060, EAP 070 and EAP 080 courses include:

    • Grammar/Writing: 8 hours per week
    • Reading/Vocabulary: 8 hours per week
    • Listening/Speaking: 4 hours per week
    • Total: 20 hours of EAP classes per week

    EAP 090 Level
    At the EAP 090 level, students study English for a total of 16 hours per week. Courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday, but some courses may be scheduled on Fridays. All courses are 15 weeks long and are usually available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must acheive a B average (73%) to move to the EAP 100/101 level. While taking EAP 090, students may also register in one Capilano University academic course in either Business or Arts & Sciences.

    The EAP 090 course includes:

    • Grammar/Writing/Listening: 8 hours per week
    • Reading/Vocabulary/Speaking: 8 hours per week
    • Total: 16 hours of EAP classes per week

    EAP 100/101 Level
    At the EAP 100/101 level, students usually study English for a total of 8 hours per week. Courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday, three days per week. In the Fall and Spring term, courses are 15 weeks long. In the Summer term, EAP 100/101 is an 8-week-long course in May/June only. Students must acheive a B+ average (77%) to exit the EAP Program and take full academic courses. While taking EAP 100/101 in the Fall or Spring terms, students may also register in one or two Capilano University academic courses in either Business or Arts & Sciences.

    Please note: Students usually take EAP 100 and EAP 101 concurrently.

    The EAP 100 course includes:

    • Grammar/Writing/Listening: 4 hours per week

    The EAP 101 course includes:

    • Grammar/Speaking/Pronunciation/Vocabulary: 4 hours per week

    Total: 8 hours of EAP classes per week


    Capilano Academic English Preparation ("EAP-Plus")

    At Capilano University, students can begin their academic studies while completing their EAP studies.

    • At the EAP 090 level, students may choose to take one Capilano academic course in either Business or Arts & Sciences in addition to their EAP 090 course.
    • At the EAP 100/101 level, students may choose to take one or two Capilano academic courses in either Business or Arts & Sciences in addition to their EAP 100/101 course.

    Students who complete the full-time intensive program at the EAP 100/101 level with a B+ (77%) or higher will satisfy the Capilano University English Language requirement for academic studies (University Transfer/School of Business) with no TOEFL score required.


    Pathways

    Explore our paths to direct entry into Business and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)! Our Pathway programs provide you with English language support for two terms while giving you the opportunity to take up to 15 credits of courses in either Business or ECCE at the same time. Our EAP instructors team up with instructors in Business and ECCE in order to help you succeed!


    EAP to English 100 Bridge

    Students not in a Pathway program may qualify to take EAP 100/101 in combination with an English 100 course. (English 100 is not an EAP course.) This is a very special opportunity because English 100 is a course that is required for most credential programs at Capilano as well as universities throughout Canada.

    Advantages of the Bridge:

    • Students are not required to take a placement test (English Diagnostic Test or “EDT”) for the English 100 course.
    • EAP 100/101 provides extra support for students in English 100.
    • Both the EAP instructor and the English 100 instructor work together as a team to help students succeed.

    EAP Placement Test

    The English for Academic Purposes Department needs to know which level is appropriate for you. For this reason, we ask students to take the EAP Placement Test before beginning their studies in the EAP program. The results of this test will be used to place you into the best EAP level for you. To register, please click on EAP Placement Test. The EAP Department will contact you by email with information regarding test fee payment, important university dates, a campus map and EAP program information.

    Please pay $50 for the test at the Cashier’s office in the Birch Building, 2nd floor, room BR 214 before writing the test.