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English for Academic Purposes - International Students

EAP

 

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Tuition: $12,000

Duration: 8 months

Format: On-Campus*

*HyFlex and online learning options are available to students unable to travel to Canada due to current travel restrictions.

The Program

Designed for international students!

This program is an excellent opportunity for international learners to work toward admission into their Red Deer College (RDC) program of choice by improving their English skills. Along with advancing their English language capabilities, students in this program will learn other skills to succeed in post-secondary education, such as research methods, critical thinking, academic integrity, and how to access the technologies, services, and supports available to RDC international students. 

Completing RDC's English for Academic Purposes provides a pathway for international students to obtain English language proficiency skills to continue their studies in an academic program at RDC. Depending on the academic program, conditional admission may be possible. To gain admission into an academic program, international applicants must demonstrate that they meet both the English language proficiency requirements and academic entry requirements. As part of the RDC's English for Academic Purposes program, students will complete English 95, which will be accepted as the academic entry requirements of "ELA 30-1" required for most RDC programs. 

If Conditional Admission is possible for your desired academic program, your Letter of Acceptance for the English for Academic Purposes program will also indicate your conditional admission for your future academic program. 


Course Overview

Course Overview

 

 

 

 

EAP Level 1

This course prepares learners reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills within Canadian post-secondary learning environments. Learners will learn to recognize academic values and behaviours as essential for success and identify supportive learning networks to adapt to student life successfully. This course also includes an introduction to self-reflective practices and cross-cultural awareness.

EAP Level 2

This course is focused on advanced reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills within post-secondary learning environments. Learners will learn to understand the value of diverse ideas, perspectives, and worldviews within Canadian learning environments and receive an introduction to research and documentation.

English 95

Learners will discuss the major literary forms of prose, drama, and poetry in this final English for Academic Purposes course. Learners will develop critical and analytical reading skills, cultivate skills with essay writing and argumentation, and extend their skills with research documentation. This course is equivalent to English 30-1.


Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, learners must meet the following admission requirements and submit documentation to international [dot] admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca at the time of applying:

EAP Level 1

  • IELTS Level 5.0 with at least 5.0 on each band or
    • CLB 6
    • CELPIP 6
    • TOEFL 35
    • Duolingo 75

EAP Level 2

  • IELTS Level 6.0 with at least 6.0 on each band or
    • CLB 7
    • CELPIP 7
    • TOEFL 77
    • Duolingo 100

Cancellations and Refunds 

  • Cancellation before add drop date:
    • If your study permit was denied:
      • Cancellation fee of $400
    • If you are cancelling for other reasons:
      • Cancellation fee of $1,400
  • Cancellation between Sept 16-Oct 31:
    • If your study permit was denied:
      • 75% of tuition will be refund
    • If you are cancelling for other reasons:
      • Eligibility for a 75% tuition refund will be assessed on a case by case basis
  • Cancellation between Nov-end of term:
    • If your study permit was denied:
      • 50% of tuition will be refund
    • If you are cancelling for other reasons:
      • Eligibility for a 50% tuition refund will be assessed on a case by case basis

For more information:

Contact the School of Continuing Education
+1.403.356.4900 | ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


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