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The number of hours you spend on English Language skill development depends on the course level you are taking:

  • EAP Intermediate & Advanced courses are 20 hours per week;
  • EAP + Academics are 12–16 hours per week to allow you to also take 100-level academic courses at the same time;
  • Each EAP course takes 15 weeks during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Summer & Fall 2022 courses

EAP is offering two courses for domestic students in July and September, 2022, with one class sitting in the evenings and the other during the daytime.

About this course

  • This course is for domestic students who work during the daytime but still want academic English language training at a university in the evenings.
  • Summer Intensive Program: These classes are at North Vancouver campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., They are six hours in-person with another two hours online each week, running July 5 - August 18, 2022. 
  • Fall Part-Time Program: Classes are at CapU Lonsdale on Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. They are three 3 hours in-person with another hour online each week, running from September 7 – November 30, 2022. 

Three streams of domestic students:

  1. Domestic students taking new ECCE Pathway for domestic students starting in Fall, 2022. Placement Test at the EAP 080 level only. The course is tuition-free though student fees do apply.
  2. Ukrainian CUAET status students wanting to focus on Grammar, Writing, Speaking & Listening skills. Placement Test at our 070 or 080 levels. Both domestic student tuition and student fees for a 3-credit course at CapU.
  3. Any domestic student wanting to focus on Grammar, Writing, Speaking & Listening skills. Placement Test at our 070 or 080 levels. This stream is Tuition-Free for domestic students though student fees do apply.

About this course

  • Domestic students able to study during the daytime;
  • 20 hours/week that is a mix of in-person and online;
  • September 6 – December 6, 2022 (including final exams);
  • Monday-Fridays, 10am-2:30 p.m.  with a 30-minute lunch break;
  • 3 days in-person, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays;
  • 2 days online (synchronous & asynchronous), Mondays and Fridays; and
  • Placement Test at our 050 or 060, EAP Foundations levels.

Three streams of domestic students:

  1. Ukrainian CUAET status students wanting to focus on all language skills at our EAP 050 or 060, EAP Foundations levels. This includes Grammar/Writing, Reading/Vocabulary, and Speaking/Listening. This stream may have both domestic student tuition and student fees for a 15-credit course at CapU.
  2. New Canadians in Canada helping their families with school-aged childcare, who are both free during the daytime and who want an academic English language experience at our EAP 050 or 060, EAP Foundations levels. This includes Grammar/Writing, Reading/Vocabulary, and Speaking/Listening. This stream is tuition-free for domestic students though student fees do apply.
  3. Any domestic student wanting to focus on all language skills at our EAP 050 or 060, EAP Foundations levels. This includes Grammar/Writing, Reading/Vocabulary, and Speaking/Listening. This stream is tuition-free for domestic students though student fees do apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Intermediate level

Advanced level

Intermediate and Advanced level students spend 20 hours in English classes every week on:

  • grammar and writing (eight hours),
  • reading and vocabulary (eight hours), and
  • listening and speaking (four hours).

EAP + Academics

EAP 090 students spend 16 hours in English classes every week on:

  • grammar, writing and listening (eight hours), and
  • reading, vocabulary and speaking (eight hours).

At this level, you may also register in one CapU course in either Business or Arts and Sciences in the Fall or Spring terms. (See EAP + Academics below.)

Note: You need a B average (73%) at the EAP 090 level before you can move on to EAP 100/101.

EAP 100 and EAP 101 are taken together. They are academic credit-bearing courses that count as breadth electives in both Arts and Science as well as Business programs.

Students spend 12 hours in English classes every week on:

  • EAP 100: Grammar, writing and listening (eight hours).
  • EAP 101: Grammar, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary (four hours).

If you take EAP 100 and EAP 101 in the Fall or Spring terms, you may also register in one or two CapU courses in either Business or Arts and Sciences. (See EAP + Academics above)

Note: You need a B+ average (77%) in EAP 100 and EAP 101 to move out of EAP and into full Capilano University academic programs.

All EAP levels run over 15 weeks (four or five days per week) in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

At CapU, you can begin your university program at the same time as you take your EAP courses.

  • EAP 090: You may also register in one CapU course in either Business or Arts and Sciences in the Fall or Spring terms.
  • EAP 100 and 101: In the Fall or Spring terms you may also register in one or two CapU courses in either Business or Arts and Sciences.
  • EAP 100 and EAP 101 are taken together. These are academic credit-bearing courses that may count as breadth electives in some Capilano University programs. Check the for more information.

Note: Students who complete the EAP 100 and 101 courses with a B+ (77%) or higher will meet the Capilano University requirements for academic programs. These students will not have to provide a language test score.

Testing, registration and EAP courses will take place at the main North Vancouver campus

See the "EAP & Academics" menu above.

  • Domestic students (Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents) do not pay tuition for EAP courses from the 050 to the 090 levels.
  • Domestic students will pay between $500-$800* in fees for each EAP course.
  • International students must pay tuition and fees.
  • All students will pay for textbooks.

*Costs are in Canadian dollars and are estimates. Costs may change at any time.

Step 1

Apply to the English for Academic Purposes program

  • Click on the Apply Now button and create an account in the EducationPlannerBC website.
  • Once you have created your account, complete the online application for the English for Academic Purposes program and indicate the term.
    • Fall: September - December
    • Spring: January - April
    • Summer: May - August
  • Be sure to pay for the application.

Step 2

Submit to the Capilano University Admissions Department required documentation:

  • High-school transcripts (to show proof of graduation);
  • Post-secondary transcripts;
  • English proficiency test results (if you have them - if you don't have any, we can test you, visit the Placement Test page for more information);
  • Proof of Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

All of these documents must be official, original documents translated to English.

If you don't have documentation, contact the Admissions Department to see if there is anything else you can provide to them. 

Contact information: 

Wait for an email from the EAP department.

We will email you to let you know when you need to come to register for the course(s) or to register for the EAP Placement Test.

See the EAP Placement Test page for the latest information. 

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Have questions?

English for Academic Purposes (ESL)


604 984 4971
604 984 1718 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR344
eap@capilanou.ca