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English for Academic Purposes (Certificate)

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Credential:                 Certificate in English for Academic Purposes
Program Code: EAP.CERT
CIP: 16.1701


Students will focus on core language skills and competencies which become increasingly complex as language proficiency increases. These include reading, writing and oral/aural skills, along with critical thinking, problem solving, group interaction and study skills.

Students who successfully complete the required courses will have the language skills necessary to for post-secondary programs, including those requiring English 12 prerequisites. Students will be able to function effectively situations typical of the teaching and learning environments at Canadian colleges, vocational institutes, and universities.


  • Students must meet the pre-requisites for each individual course or complete an English Language Placement Assessment.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate academic readings and literary essays for content, quality and logical development
    • Evaluate argument for validity, reliability, and objectivity
    • Recognize the organizational methods used to develop a topic or an argument
    • Examine the connections between purpose, audience, and style in a variety of readings
    • Recognize the difference between facts and opinions
    • Recognize the difference between ideas and support
    • Summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions and evaluate readings critically
    • Select relevant sources of information for research purposes
  • Produce academic assignments using the writing process, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing
    • Identify purpose and audience in order to choose suitable language and organizational styles
    • Write various types of paragraphs and essays in and out of class
    • Use concrete evidence such as statistics, quotations, and anecdotes in writing
    • Edit written work for content, structure, grammar, punctuation, and usage
    • Connect ideas coherently
    • Access, evaluate and use a variety of sources, which may include personal knowledge, interviews, print, and electronic based-media
    • Integrate research into an essay or report
    • Cite and document sources where necessary using academic citation practices
  • Present information and ideas orally using effective language in both formal and informal situations
    • Give and respond to feedback respectfully and appropriately
    • Collaborate and consult effectively with others in completing tasks
    • Recognize and respect intercultural diversity and individual differences
    • Select and use effective visual and/or auditory presentation aids
  • Demonstrate academic reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills while examining works of literature
    • Examine how historical context, including cultural, social and political factors, shapes both literature and the understanding of literature
    • Identify and respond to themes of literary works
    • Identify and use appropriate literary terms, such as metaphor, irony, and setting, when analyzing fiction, poetry, and drama
    • Distinguish between the meanings of literal and figurative language
    • Identify and respond to cultural differences through literature
  • Plan and produce coherent and well-organized written assignments based on literary texts
    • Produce different types of literary writing assignments, including essays
    • Integrate quotations and paraphrases from literary works correctly into paragraphs and essays using academic citation practices
    • Support an understanding of theme with reference to relevant literary devices


Program Completion

The completion of both ELD 092  and ELD 094 , or ELD 097  will indicate that the student has developed the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required to enter college level programs and will provide the student with a Certificate in English for Academic Purposes. 

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