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Meet the English language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission at the University of Alberta.

Academic English
for Undergraduate Admission

This online study program is for you if…

you are looking to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate admission at the University of Alberta.

When you successfully complete the courses in our English for Academic Purposes program – EAP 135, 140, and 145 – you will be able to synthesize and analyze information from a variety of sources, including academic journals and lectures, as well as material from more popular sources.

Acquire the language skills and understanding of the North American academic system necessary to continue your studies with confidence.

Completion of EAP 140 and EAP 145 fulfills the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for undergraduate admission at the U of A.

Develop the skills to present your ideas, both written and verbally, in accordance with first year university standards.

Meet the proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission at the University of Alberta.

Gain access to our Student Engagement Centre: a unique place for students to make friends, take part in extra language activities and engage with the community in Edmonton.

Our instructors use an active, student-centred communicative approach to help students improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

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Welcome to EAP Online
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  • meet the University of Alberta proficiency standard in as little as 4-6 months
  • pay as-you-go

Complete 2-6 courses — now offered online

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English Foundations I

course info »

start here if you have one of:

  • IELTS Academic score of 3.5+ with band score of 3.0+
  • OR
    TOEFL® iBT score of 22+
  • OR
    our Placement Test
English Foundations II

course info »

start here if you have one of:

  • English Foundations I
  • OR
    IELTS Academic score of 4.0+ with band score of 3.5+
  • OR
    TOEFL® iBT score of 28+
  • OR
    our Placement Test
English Foundations III

course info »

start here if you have one of:

  • English Foundations II
  • OR
    IELTS Academic score of 4.5+ with band score of 4.0+
  • OR
    TOEFL® iBT score of 33+
  • OR
    our Placement Test
EAP 135

start here if you have one of the following:

  • English Foundations III
  • OR
    IELTS Academic score of 5.0+, with band score of 4.5+ — is your score lower? See English Foundations option
  • OR
    TOEFL iBT score of 40+, with 12+ on each band — is your score lower? See English Foundations option
  • OR
    our Placement Test
EAP 140

start here if you have one of the following:

  • EAP 135
  • OR
    IELTS Academic score of 5.5+, with band score of 5.0+
  • OR
    TOEFL iBT score of 53+, with 14+ on each band
  • OR
    our Placement Test
EAP 145

prerequisite:

  • EAP 140

Total cost per course: C$3,085 – includes tuition, health insurance & services, student services, access to our Student Engagement Centre.


EAP 135, 140, 145 schedule: your choice:

  • 7 weeks each, Sunday–Thursday, evening track 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm MT
  • 7 weeks each, Monday–Friday, morning track 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • 7 weeks each, Monday–Friday, afternoon track 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
each EAP course is offered
course format
availability
January 6 - February 24, 2021
7 weeks, online
EAP 135 140 145
March 4 - April 23, 2021 7 weeks, online
EAP 135 140 145
May 3 - June 21, 2021
7 weeks, online
EAP 135 140 145
July 5 - August 23, 2021 7 weeks, online
EAP 135 140 145
September 2 - October 22, 2021 7 weeks, in-person or online
EAP 135 140 145
October 29 - December 17, 2021 7 weeks, in-person or online
EAP 135 140 145
Course overview

Focuses on the development of language fluency and accuracy and on building the necessary vocabulary for further studies. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are emphasized by engaging students in a variety of academic activities.

This course, which precedes EAP 140, will enable students to lay the foundations for successful academic writing. Students will be introduced to language learning strategies and will develop study skills that are crucial to their success in an English-language University.

Course overview

Focuses on beginning to develop the language skills necessary to interact within a university setting. This is done by building listening, reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary and comprehension, while emphasizing language accuracy as the primary focus for all second-language learners. Students will be introduced to some basic reading and writing strategies, and will start to put into practice the study skills which will help them to succeed in a North American setting.

Course overview

Continues to build and polish the language skills necessary to succeed in a Canadian university. In this course, the research and library skills introduced in EAP 140 are further developed, emphasizing academic methods of integrating source materials into an argument. Skills for critical thinking and argument building will also be emphasized throughout.

At the completion of EAP 145, students will have acquired the language skills and understanding of the North American academic system necessary for them to continue their studies with confidence.

I encourage students to pursue their studies online at the U of A because they will benefit in the same way as face-to-face learning. Instructors are extremely supportive and their communication skills are tremendously great.”

Wissam (Lebanon)

Student Expectations

Please familiarize yourself with expectation around technology, classroom environment, academic honesty, and more: Student expectations info sheet.

Arrival and Registration

Students who arrive a week after the first day of class may not be permitted to join class.

Change of Registration

The English Language School will only transfer registration to the next term if there is a legitimate reason (medical, personal emergency, study permit problems and so on).

If you request your registration be transferred to a different term before courses begin, there is a $75 transfer fee. You must bring your receipt of payment to the ELS Student Engagement Centre (Room L 300 Enterprise Square) during normal office hours and provide a reason for transferring to the next term. Transfers will not be allowed after classes have started.

Withdrawals

In order to withdraw from class, you need to complete a withdrawal form at the ELS Student Engagement Centre. If you withdraw before the first day of class, you will receive a refund minus $500 (withdrawal fee). If you withdraw on or after the first day of class, you will not receive a refund.
Grade

If you withdraw from a course before the withdrawal deadline, a grade of W (withdrew) will appear on your transcript. If you withdraw from a course after the withdrawal deadline, a grade of NC (failure, no grade point value assigned) will appear on your transcript.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Program term
Withdrawal deadline
January - February February 12
March - April April 9
May - June June 2
July - August August 4

Authorized Leave

International Students attending the University of Alberta English Language School and holding full-time student visas are permitted to request a short “leave” from their program of study. Students may request medical leave, maternity leave, or personal leave to return temporarily to their home country.

Authorized leave from ELS should normally be scheduled after completing a regular term of study. In order to properly notified Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and to ensure continuity of student visas, it is important to note the following:

  • For a planned authorized leave (returning home for vacation), students must submit an "Authorized Leave Form" to ELS administration at least 2 weeks before their planned departure date.
  • Unplanned emergency leave requests (returning home for urgent medical procedure) should be accompanied by supporting documentation and will be expedited.

We go beyond “classroom study”

In addition to their classes, all ELS students have access to our Student Engagement Centre. The centre and its daily workshops, activities, and engagement experiences are included in your tuition fee.

full info

Centre overview

Workshops and activities highlights

Find out what’s happening each week with "Simon Says"

Join in and say 'hello' to the SEC instructor, plus get a chance to meet students from other classes

YouTube playlist

ELS volunteers are amazing!

These student volunteers are a perfect example that engagement can be meaningful & fun!

Watch this video

Meet Zuzana: this term's SEC instructor

Watch her first message to find out what the UAlberta campus looks like at the beginning of the fall term 2020

Meet Zuzanna

Join a Virtual UAlberta Student Club

Did you know that there are more than 400 student clubs at the UofA?

Find your club

Student Weekly Challenge

We want to hear about your back to school experience and see your work spaces

Video

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