English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

Are you an International Student that wants to study a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program who currently does not meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements?  If so, the English for Academic Purposes program is designed to assist students in gaining the English skills and confidence needed to be successful at the post-secondary level.

To enroll in the EAP program, you must apply to a post-secondary program and meet all other entrance requirements, with the exception of ELP. Once Level 2 has been completed, you will move into your post-secondary program the following semester.

How to Qualify:

  • Be an International Student
  • Are applying to a First Qualified First Admitted (FQFA) Sask Polytech post-secondary program.
    • Note: English for Academic Purposes is not an option for students applying to Bachelor of Nursing (BScN), Practical Nursing or Power Engineering.
  • Meet the admission requirements (except for the English Language Requirement) for the post-secondary program they are applying to.
  • Have an overall IELTS academic score (or other accepted equivalent) of at least 5.5, but less than 6.5.

Apply now!

Courses

This course introduces academic English using reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Learners will understand common elements in Canadian academic culture and will be provided with strategies and English language skills needed to understand a variety of topics in an academic learning environment.  Skill development includes:

  • writing paragraphs & essays
  • referencing, and how to avoid plagiarism
  • analyzing reading
  • note-taking
  • summarizing
  • understanding critical thinking & problem solving
  • participating in group work & discussions
  • making presentations
  • correcting grammatical issues

Start Date(s): January 2020

Length: 300-hours course (15 weeks; 20 hours per week)

  • Regina 

Admission Requirements 

  • International applicant
  • Proof of meeting IELTS Academic 5.5. (or equivalent) 
  • Qualify for admission (except for the English Language Requirement) for the post-secondary program for which you are applying to.
    • Note: English for Academic Purposes is not an option for students applying to Bachelor of Nursing (BScN), Practical Nursing or Power Engineering.

Have you completed or are currently studying in a post-secondary pathways program? If so, contact international@saskpolytech.ca.

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies.

$4240 (Tuition $4100, Fees: $40, Books: approximately $100) 

Refunds

For detailed information about refunds, timelines and penalties for programs, see Tuition and Fees Policy 1214 (pdf), Section 4, Refunds.

You can receive joint admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and one of the many Saskatchewan Polytechnic post-secondary programs that are available to international applicants.

Admission to the EAP program is based on meeting the admission requirements (except for the English Language Requirement) for the program for which you are applying to.

When you apply to one of our post-secondary programs, you are automatically considered for EAP by providing your IELTS score.

Need assistance with the application form? Check out the International Education Guide to Completing the International Student Application Form.

Apply now

This course advances your academic English using reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Learners will be able to apply effective study skills and strategies for success in an academic environment.  In order to succeed in post-secondary studies, students will master skills in:

  • writing for different purposes (reports, summary/response essays, problem/solution essays)
  • summarizing, paraphrasing & citation
  • researching online & print resources
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • delivering oral presentations
  • analyzing reading
  • taking effective notes
  • using critical thinking & problem solving
  • correcting grammatical issues
  • creating reference lists and annotated bibliographies

Start Date(s): January 2020 and May 2020

Length: 300-hours course (15 weeks; 20 hours per week)

  • Regina

Admission Requirements

  • International applicant
  • Proof of meeting IELTS Academic 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of English for Success Level 1
  • Qualify for admission (except for the English Language Requirement) for the post-secondary program for which you are applying to.
    • Note: English for Academic Purposes is not an option for students applying to Bachelor of Nursing (BScN), Practical Nursing or Power Engineering.

Have you completed or are currently studying in a post-secondary pathways program? If so, contact international@saskpolytech.ca.

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies.

$4240 (Tuition $4100, Fees: $40, Books: approximately $100) 

Refunds

For detailed information about refunds, timelines and penalties for programs, see Tuition and Fees Policy 1214 (pdf), Section 4, Refunds.

You can receive joint admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and one of the many Saskatchewan Polytechnic post-secondary programs that are available to international applicants.

Admission to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is based on meeting the admission requirements (except for the English Language Requirement) for the post-secondary program for which you are applying to.

When you apply to one of our programs, you are automatically considered for EAP by providing your IELTS score.

Need assistance with the application form? Check out the International Education Guide to Completing the International Student Application Form.

Apply now

Language Score Equivalencies

 

EAP 1

EAP 2

CAEL 40 overall, 30 minimum in components 50 overall, 40 minimum in components
IELTS 5.5 overall 6 overall
TOEFL iBT 70 Overall (15 or higher in components) 75 Overall (17 or higher in components)
Pearson PTE Academic 42 50

 

Do you want to improve your English, but do not want to take a Sask Polytech post-secondary program? If you have permanent resident status in Canada, apply for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC).

Questions

Contact international@saskpolytech.ca