• English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program - 100, 200, 300, 400, 500

    Faculty of Language

    First College EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Program is for students who use English as a second or foreign language, and who wish to improve their English language skills to advance their education in Canada.

     

    The program emphasizes speaking, listening, academic writing, reading comprehension, and college study skills. Students are placed in a level based on a free language diagnostic test.

     

    Our EAP program is recognized by Lakeland College, a publicly funded and the only inter-provincial college in Canada. Students who successfully complete EAP level 400, together with their required high school grade, will receive offers of admission to all international programs from Lakeland College.

     

    Please note, students DO NOT need to take any English Proficiency Assessments such as the IELTS exam to meet the language requirements from Lakeland College.

     

    After graduating from a two-year diploma program in Lakeland College, student will receive a three-year Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) from Government of Canada.

    Contact an Enrollment Advisor for More Information Today!

    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of
    the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • Program Overview

    Completion of each course with a minimum grade of 70% is required. Students will receive an official transcript noting both grades and attendance at the end of session.

    1

    EAP100

    Total Hours: 240

    Total Weeks: 12

     

    Entrance Level: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent

    2

    EAP200

    Total Hours: 240

    Total Weeks: 12

     

    Entrance Level: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

    3

    EAP300

    Total Hours: 240

    Total Weeks: 12

     

    Entrance Level: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

    4

    EAP400

    Total Hours: 240

    Total Weeks: 12

     

    Entrance Level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

    5

    EAP500

    Total Hours: 240

    Total Weeks: 12

     

    Entrance Level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

  • Program Level Chart

    IELTS - International English Language Testing System - Academic

    CLB - Canadian Language Benchmarks

    1

    EAP100

    IELTS 4.0 - 4.5

    CLB 4

    2

    EAP200

    IELTS 4.5 - 5.0

    CLB 4 - 5

    3

    EAP300

    IELTS 5.0 - 5.5

    CLB 5 - 6

    4

    EAP400

    IELTS 5.5 - 6.0

    CLB 6 - 7

    5

    EAP500

    IELTS 6.0 - 6.5 & Above

    CLB 7 - 8

  • A step-by-step English pathway to studying in Canada for international students

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program Admission Requirement

    First College admits applicants who meet one of the following admission criteria for each level:

    Notes: The EAP program acts as a pathway to Colleges and Universities, therefore high school diplomas are highly recommended.

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program – EAP100

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - test within the last two years: Overall score of 4 with no band less than 3.5 or equivalent.
    2. Passing the First College placement test prior to enrolling.

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program – EAP200

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - test within the last two years: Overall score of 4.5 with no band less than 4 or equivalent.
    2. Passing the First College placement test prior to enrolling.
    3. Completion of the First College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program – EAP100 with a minimum grade of 70%.

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program – EAP300

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - test within the last two years: Overall score of 5.0 with minmuium 5.0 in writing or equivalent.
    2. Passing the First College placement test prior to enrolling.
    3. Completion of the First College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program – EAP200 with a minimum grade of 70%.

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program – EAP400

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - test within the last two years: Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent.
    2. Passing the First College placement test prior to enrolling.
    3. Completion of the First College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program – EAP300 with a minimum grade of 70%.

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program – EAP500

    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - test within the last two years: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.
    2. Passing the First College placement test prior to enrolling.
    3. Completion of the First College English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program – EAP400 with a minimum grade of 70%.
  • EAP Program Cost Per Each Level

    Domestic

     

    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $3,600.00 CAD


    Total Cost: $3,750.00 CAD (Excluding Textbooks)

     

    Students are responsible to purchase Textbooks on their own.

    International

    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $3,600.00 CAD
    Assessment Fee & Administrative Fee - $50.00 CAD

    Total Cost: $3,800.00 CAD (Excluding Textbooks)

     

    Students are responsible to purchase Textbooks on their own.

  • 2020/2021 Date and Schedule

    Monday to Thursday

    Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    EAP 300 (240 Hours) - Schedule One

    From March 1, 2021 to May 25, 2021

    EAP 300 (240 Hours) - Schedule Two

    From June 1, 2021 to August 27, 2021

    EAP 400 (240 Hours) - Schedule One

    From June 1, 2021 to August 27, 2021

    EAP 400 (240 Hours) - Schedule Two

    From September 7, 2021 to December 6, 2021

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