Okanagan College offers students an opportunity to improve their English for college and university. The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is a three-level program whose goal is to prepare students for academic studies.
Each level of the Certificate has four courses: English for Academic Purposes Discussion (EAPD), English for Academic Purposes Reading (EAPR), English for Academic Purposes Writing (EAPW), and English for Academic Purposes Scholarship (EAPS) which is a combined EAPR and EAPW course. EAPD is 10 hours per week, EAPR is 5 hours per week, EAPW is 5 hours per week and EAPS is 10 hours per week.
In addition to their EAP Certificate courses, students at EAP level 2 may take one academic course and at EAP level 3 up to two academic courses provided students meet course prerequisites. The addition of academic courses must be approved by the academic course instructor and appropriate academic dean. Successful completion of EAPD 030, EAPR 030, and EAPW 030 meets the English 12 requirement for many Okanagan College programs.
All general age and study permit prerequisites apply - see Admissions and Important Information for International Applicants.
The department will place new students depending on one of the following test scores: OCELA, IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo.
Students are not normally permitted to take the OCELA more than once during a 12-month period.
Students will place at EAP level 1 with an overall placement at Level 5 OCELA, an overall IELTS 5.0, a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 60, a Duolingo score of 75-80, or completion of the EL Certificate with a minimum grade of 65% in ELLS 040, ELR 040, and ELW 040 or 65% in ELLS 040 and ELRW 040.
Students will place at EAP level 2 with an overall placement at Level 6 OCELA, or an overall IELTS 5.5, a TOEFL iBT score of 71-78, or a Duolingo score of 85-90.
Students will place at EAP level 3 with an overall placement at Level 7 OCELA, or an overall IELTS 6.0, a TOEFL iBT score of >78, or a Duolingo score of 95-100.
Successful completion of EAPS 030 or EAPW 030 and EAPR 030, and ELLS 030 with a minimum grade of 65% in each course.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/23/2021