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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Eight weeks per session/two eight-week sessions per college semester*

*2016/2017 Start Dates:
For International Students
Eight weeks per session/two eight-week sessions per college semester*

September 6 – October 21
October 31 – December 16
January 9 – February 24
March 6 – April 21
May 1 – June 16
June 26 – August 11

For Canadian Residents
Two eight-week sessions per college semester

September 6 – December 16
January 9 – April 21
May 1 – August 11


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Contact Information

Rosie Lima
416.675.6622 ext. 73083


The 2016/2017 fee is
– domestic $1,870.41 for two sessions (two levels/one semester)
– international $3,200 per session (one level).
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for domestic (one semester) and international (one session) of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Textbook costs $100 per semester (approximate).


Start DatesAvailability
2015 OctoberClosed
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 MarchClosed
2016 MayClosed
2016 JuneOpen
2016 SeptemberOpen
2016 OctoberOpen
2017 JanuaryOpen
2017 MarchOpen
2017 MayOpen
2017 JuneOpen

Admission Requirements

• As a program geared towards providing students with the necessary academic English skills to succeed in furthering their studies at Humber and abroad, all students who apply to the EAP program undergo placement testing in reading, grammar, writing and speaking, prior to the program start, to determine the level of study
• It is recommended that students have a minimum high-beginner level of English knowledge
• Domestic applicants who are under the age of 19 must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, at or above the general level

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Additional Requirements

Applicants requiring student visas should plan for a minimum of six months lead time before classes begin.

Our Program

Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) certificate program is an intensive, full-time program that integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus. You will also benefit from study skills and individual tutoring support. The curriculum is geared toward non-native speakers of English who want to improve their writing, communication and critical thinking skills for entry into college diploma, degree, and postgraduate programs, or for further professional development.

It consists of:
– 18 hours per week of in-class instruction
– additional hours every week in completing individual and collaborative e-learning projects and tasks under the guidance of a teaching English as a second language (TESL)-certified lab co-ordinator.

Our faculty are highly respected, dedicated professionals who have been teaching, publishing and working in the English as a second language (ESL)/EAP field for many years. They all hold postgraduate credentials, including solid training in ESL/EAP teaching.

Our advisory committee provides regular review and input of our curriculum ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Improving your language skills in the EAP program has the additional benefit of allowing you to become familiar with Humber faculty, staff, administration and campus life. The whole Humber community guides your transition into your future academic study at Humber.

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Your Career

By 2030, half the world’s population is expected to speak English. Prepare now for your future by developing the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in postsecondary and postgraduate studies, and to give you a competitive edge in your professional field.

Your Future Study Options

We help make sure you have a clear pathway to Humber programs. Completion of EAP Level 8 meets Humber’s English language proficiency requirement for admission to most Humber programs as follows**:
– Humber diploma and certificate programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 60 per cent in Level 8
– Humber degree programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum GPA of 75 per cent in Level 8
– Humber postgraduate programs: successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum GPA of 80 per cent in Level 8.

**Meeting the language requirement does not guarantee admission to the program; other admission criteria may apply.


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