Improve your academic English language skills with tuition-free* classes at Capilano University.

Students in CapU's English for Academic Purposes (ESL) program take part in the Community Engagement Fair on Sept. 18, 2019.

In the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at CapU, you'll improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in small, tuition-free* (learn more about EAP Fees) classes with friendly, supportive instructors.

See an overview of the full-time EAP Program (pdf).

Academic English program appointments

We support learners with remote and in-person appointments. Remote appointments are conducted via Microsoft Teams. Book your appointment today.

Book an Appointment

In-person appointments are available Monday — Friday from 8:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. in Birch Building, room BR344.

We are also available to answer questions or concerns through email at eap@capilanou.ca or by calling 604 984 4971.

English for Academic Purposes Pathway Programs

In a CapU Pathway program, you earn credits for your degree or diploma quickly. EAP and Pathway instructors work together to give you the support and help you need to succeed.

There are two Pathway options available:

Learn more about the EAP Pathway programs.

EAP Placement Test

To find the EAP course that's right for you, you'll need to take the EAP Placement Test (EPT) or other accepted language proficiency tests.

Note: All students must have some English language requirements and skills to enter the program. Our EAP courses are not at the beginner level.

Admission requirements for EAP

  • B.C. Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent;
  • EAP Placement Test or equivalent.

Additional English language support

CapU also offers English Language Support (ELS) and the EAP Language Lab (pdf) for one-on-one help.

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English for Academic Purposes (ESL)

604 984 4971
604 984 1718 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR344