EAP

Birmingham International College of Canada offers three levels of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). The courses are each 300 hours long. The courses run full-time for 12 weeks, 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day. The BICC EAP courses provide students with the complex and sophisticated English language skills required for academic success in an English speaking College or University.

EACH LEVEL HAS 3 MAIN COMPONENTS

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ACADEMIC LISTENING AND SPEAKING

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ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING

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ACADEMIC
GRAMMAR

Academic vocabulary and study skills are integrated into all sections of the course

EAP 100 (Intermediate)

This course is for participants who are at an intermediate level of English language proficiency, or a B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).  This is the equivalent of between a 4.0 and 5.0 on the IELTS.  In this course students learn to complete the following academic language tasks:

• Listening to audio and video clips of between 5 -7 minutes long.
• Speaking tasks of between 2 and 5 minutes long.
• Reading texts of between 600 and 800 words long.
• Writing tasks of between 200 and 400 words in length.

Finally, students complete a review of intermediate level grammar so that they can speak and write accurately.

EAP 200 (High Intermediate)

This course is for participants who are at a high intermediate level of English language proficiency, or a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).  This is the equivalent of between a 5.0 and 6.5 on the IELTS.  In this course students learn to complete the following academic language tasks:

• Listening to audio and video clips of between 5 – 8 minutes long.
• Speaking tasks of between 5 and 10 minutes long.
• Reading texts of between 600 and 1500 words long.
• Writing tasks of between 200 and 1000 words in length.

Finally, students complete a review of high intermediate level grammar so that they can speak and write accurately with more complex grammatical structures.

The pre-requisite for EAP High Intermediate is successful completion of EAP Intermediate or demonstration of the required English language proficiency on the level placement test. Students who successfully complete EAP High Intermediate will be ready for entry into some college and university programs.

EAP 300 (Advanced)

This course is for participants who are at an advanced level of English language proficiency, or a C1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).  This is the equivalent of between a 6.5 and 7.0 on the IELTS.  In this course students learn to complete the following academic language tasks:

• Listening to audio and video clips of between 7 and 10 minutes long.
• Speaking tasks of between 5 and 15 minutes long.
• Reading texts of between 1000 and 2000 words long.
• Writing tasks of between 200 and 1500 words in length.

Finally, students complete a review of advanced level grammar so that they can speak and write accurately with complex grammatical structures.

The pre-requisite for EAP Advanced is successful completion of EAP High Intermediate or demonstration of the required English language proficiency on the level placement test. Students who successfully complete EAP Advanced will be ready for entry into linguistically demanding college and university programs.

ADVANTAGES OF THE EAP PROGRAM AT BICC:

  • Potential waiver of the English Proficiency requirement for International Students into our partner post-secondary institutions: students are provided with an alternate route to prove their English Proficiency requirements.
  • Guaranteed low student to teacher ratio: we purposefully ensure that our EAP Program has less than 10 students for every teacher so it guarantees successful attainment of the reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar skills taught for each level.
  • Highly qualified teachers: BICC’s EAP Teachers are highly qualified in their field of English and have a wealth of experience teaching International Students English.
  • On-going Academic and Cultural Counselling: BICC Student Counsellors provide students with constant and continuous help on academic issues such as peer-tutoring and individualized study schedules as well as issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation services and cultural activities in and around Toronto.

BICC IS ACCREDITED BY LANGUAGES CANADA:

Languages Canada is a not-for-profit association representing more than 225 language education member programs across Canada that offer accredited English and French programs from both the public and private sectors. www.langaugescanada.ca

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Course withdraw/deadline is two(2) weeks after the first day classes commence.