English for Academic Purposes


Save Time and Money: Accelerate Your Career or Studies through Tailored ESL Programs

Are you a working professional? Do you want to improve your English to be more impactful in the workplace, to advance your career, or to help you land your dream job? Perhaps you’re in a creative field with a decent grasp on English, but you wish you could communicate more creatively to fully express your ideas. Maybe you’d like to bone up on your academic English to help you get admitted to a rigorous degree program or learn the lexicon used in your chosen career path like graphic design, medicine, business, engineering, law, or IT?

Every year more and more international students and professionals are going to Canada to study English. With specialized ESL courses and programs designed to meet their individualized, evolving needs it’s no wonder why these numbers continue to grow.

The following institutions offer excellent programs and courses to help you meet your goals faster and oftentimes, more affordably:

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

MITT offers English for General Purposes, a Homestay program, English for Academic Purposes, Academic English for College Entrance, Summer Intensive English, and a Build-Your-Own-Program (customized to meet the needs of various groups).

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo and Brantford, Ontario)

The specialized LEAF Summer Business English Program is offered to students studying business, those interested in international business, or for working professionals looking to improve their English.

Humber College (Toronto and Orangeville, Ontario)

Humber's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program provides students with the English language proficiency they need to continue their academic education at the diploma, degree, and post-graduate levels. The EAP is also ideal for those looking to improve their English to better communicate in the workplace and advance their careers.

Medicine Hat College (MHC) (Medicine Hat, Alberta)

Medicine Hat College offers a progressive and communication based ESL program. This program has a proven history of providing students with the language training necessary to be successful in all walks of life.

Northern Lights College (Fort St. John, British Columbia)

International students take part in a range of programs including ESL, University Arts and Sciences (University Transfer), and a wide assortment of academic and vocational programs. In the ESL program, students concentrate on skills necessary for general communication and to improve their academic English in preparation for university courses.

University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)

The University offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for both undergraduate and graduate admission. The completion of EAP 140 and EAP 145 can be used in lieu of an IELTS or TOEFL score to meet the university’s undergraduate English language proficiency requirement. EAP 550 can be used to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement for graduate programs.

East Coast School of Languages (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

ECSL is an ESL school for adults and offers six main programs of study: English for Communication, University College Pathway (with bridging level), IELTS Preparation, Master’s Preparation, International Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners.

YMCA International Language School (Montréal, Québec)

The YMCA offers a myriad of specialized ESL courses including English at Work, Creative Speak, Pronunciation, and Business English.

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