General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
Program Code: 6616
School: School of Advancement
Program Type: Certificate program
Program Length: 1, 2 or 3 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
Location: Ashtonbee Campus
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 7683
The English for Academic Purposes program is an intensive, full-time, post-secondary undertaking that helps build English language skills for success in college or university.
The program emphasizes developing effective academic communication skills by focusing on the key areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Academic study skills are also taught in the English for Academic Purposes courses. Language skills are developed and practiced through communicative activities, interactive exercises, group work and presentations.
Students are placed into one of three levels depending on the results of a placement test. Each level lasts for one semester. Students who achieve a B grade or higher in Level 3 reading, writing and speaking courses are considered to have met the College English requirement for most Centennial College programs and will be placed in COMM 161 in their program of study. Level 3 students also earn a college credit to apply to future study.
Students in this program learn in a college environment with full access to resources and services such as the Centre for Academic English which provides tutoring, conversation groups, workshops, computer labs, access to the library and counselling. Academic advising is provided to help with a smooth transition to college or university programs.
English for Academic Purposes faculty members are highly qualified and dedicated ESL teaching professionals who provide quality instruction plus encouragement and guidance to the students.
The program is accredited by Languages Canada. This means it has met rigorous standards in terms of curriculum, teacher qualifications and administration.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|EAPP-096||Building Basic Language Skills: Reading||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-097||Building Basic Language Skills: Writing||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-098||Building Basic Language Skills: Listening||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-099||Building Basic Language Skills: Speaking||Ashtonbee Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|EAPP-201||ESL Reading Techniques||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-202||Guided Writing in English||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-203||Speaking Up||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-204||Skills for Student Success||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-205||The Canadian Context||Ashtonbee Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|EAPP-301||Reading College-level Texts||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-302||Approaches to English Composition||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-303||Communicating in the Classroom||Ashtonbee Campus|
|EAPP-304||Academic Life||Ashtonbee Campus|
|GNED||General Education Elective||Ashtonbee Campus|
- Build English language skills necessary for success in college, university or a career
- Develop academic study skills
- Understand a Canadian academic environment
- Have access to faculty and practice material through internet accessible programs and eCentennial
- Use multimedia ESL software in scheduled lab classes with lab monitor for support
- Learn from qualified, dedicated ESL teaching professionals
- Receive academic advising to transition to college or university programs
- Earn a General Education credit in Level 3
- Receive an Ontario College Certificate after successful completion of Level 3 of the English for Academic Purposes program
- Achieve the level of English needed to enter most Centennial College programs
- Preparation for a university Arts program
- Earn a college certificate
- Career preparation
- College preparation
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years of age or older)
- This is not a program for absolute beginners
- International students require the following minimum scores for admission:
- IELTS - 3.5-4.0
- TOEFL - 397-433
- ibTOEFL - 30-40
- iTEP - 3.5-3.6
- Pearson TE (Academic) - 36-40
- Cambridge Exams - Preliminary English Test ( PET) - Pass
- All students must complete a specialized English Placement assessment to determine English for Academic Purposes program placement
- All applicants will receive a conditional offer which will be confirmed based on English Skills Assessment results
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|