Communication and Academic Strategies 1

Course Code: EAPA 101

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course is designed for students whose first language is not English and who are preparing for entry into a post-secondary institution. This course focuses on helping students build English-language competencies and study skills, as applied to academic contexts, at a basic level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, A1.1). Students develop a basic ability to understand and use English (Humber EAP Can-Do Framework, level 1). They do this by focusing on oral and aural individual and interactive practices, integrating language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and related systems (vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar) around personal and academic topics commonly used in Canadian post-secondary institutions. Examples of target tasks and activities include: greeting others and introducing self, listening to short conversations and descriptions, taking notes for answering questions, engaging in conversations, describing people, hobbies, and routines, presenting information informally and formally.