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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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Acquire the Necessary English Skills for Post-Secondary Education

Ours is an international campus – one where you'll meet students from around the world studying English in preparation for post-secondary education. We’ve been helping students attain the English proficiency required for college and university for more than 20 years, and some of our recent graduates are now pursuing Bachelor of Arts degrees right here at Providence!


Entrance Requirements

TOEFL or IELTS (or any other official score) is required. English is the language of instruction at Providence. All students whose mother tongue is not English must submit an official test score as part of registration. The Modern Language Insitute will convert your score to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for placement. Any student arriving on campus without submitting an official score will automatically be placed in the EAL (English as an Additional Language) program.

University College

CLB8 is required for entrance into any undergraduate programs. After completing CLB8, if a student successfully completes one semester of studies at Providence University College (minimum of 4 courses), that student will have assumed CLB9 without further testing. 



CLB9 is required for entrance into graduate or seminary studies.

Class Information

Classes are offered from Monday to Thursday in the morning and afternoon for 14 weeks between September and December and another 14 weeks between January and April. With class sizes of 6-12 students you'll receive personalized attention and you will also be able to participate in campus activities such as music, sports and other campus recreation.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

EAP Program Levels

There are four levels in the EAP Program: EAP905, EAP906, EAP907 and EAP908. Assessment will be done according to Canadian Language Benchmarks. Each level is considered to be a single course, equivalent to five regular courses. Each level will address all the skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and all competencies (discourse, strategic, sociocultural and linguistic). Students who successfully complete CLB8 in the EAP program can receive 9 credits for Providence University College or 3 credit for Providence Theological Seminary. This is in recognition of the academic effort in learning another language. Course numbers assigned to these credit are at the discretion of the Registrar.


EAP905 (CLB5) - 15 credit hours

Students will work on basic skills for success in English, focusing on academic language.


EAP906 (CLB6) - 15 credit hours

Students will work on developing intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on academic language.


EAP907 (CLB7) - 15 credit hours

Students will work on improving intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on academic language.


EAP908 (CLB8) - 15 credit hours

Students will work on polishing their skills for success in English, focusing on advanced academic language.


EAP910 (EAP Tutorship) - 3 credit hours

Additional language support for those who have entered the University College or Seminary.

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A. (Program Coordinator)Assistant Professor of TESOL; Director, MLI

Lois Climenhaga Instructor of Language

Carolee Hamman Instructor of Language

Sherri Plett Instructor of Language

Fall or Winter Semester (14 weeks)


Students fees are included in the prices above. $150 application fee for all EAP programs will apply. EAP Tutorship is $427 (flat rate). Other fees may apply to EAP course or international students. The cost of textbooks and materials is not included. See Room and Board costs on the main tuition and fees page.

Room + Board
Monday - Friday
Room + Board
Monday - Sunday

Tuition, room and board and other fees are subject to change.