English for Academic Purposes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is an intensive 12-week language program that prepares students for university or college studies in English. It is offered three times a year, starting in September, January and May. Students have 22.5 hours of classroom instruction per week.
This full-time program is suitable for students planning to apply to university (at the undergraduate or graduate level) and college, and for students already enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Those who have completed their university education and who wish to improve their academic English skills will also be well served by this program.
The EAP Program offers intensive, integrated practice in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This program also puts particular emphasis on the knowledge, skills and strategies essential for academic success:
- Vocabulary enhancement
- Pronunciation comprehensibility
- Grammatical knowledge
- Academic writing techniques
- Autnomous learning
- Critical thinking
Students in this program may be eligible for an English Proficiency Exam Waiver when applying to a degree program at Queen's University. For more information, please visit English Proficiency Exam Waiver section of this website.
When students arrive at Queen's they undergo a placement process. Students are placed into one of the six levels:
- 110 - Beginner
- 120 - Elementary
- 130 - Intermediate Level I
- 132 - Intermediate Level II
- 140 - Advanced
- 150 - University Preparation
- All students entering this program, even beginners, must have a knowledge of roman orthography (the English alphabet).
- Students must be at least 18 years of age.
- Students must graduate from a high school prior to attending QSoE.
Sample Class Schedule
|8:30am - 9:50am||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class|
|10:00am - 11:20am||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class||Core Class|
|1:00pm - 2:20pm||Spoken English||Spoken English||Language Lab|
|2:30pm - 4:00pm||Language Lab||Discussion|