English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Online


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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Online is a multi-level, integrated skills program. It is designed for students who want to bring their language skills up to the level required for university admission. Students build their academic and general vocabulary using a theme-based approach. They learn through doing authentic academic tasks, developing critical reading skills, improving listening strategies, and producing a variety of academic written compositions and oral presentations.

Experienced instructors teach EAP Online through Canvas, UBC’s Learning Management System. The Program has the same curriculum and teaching approach as the on-campus version. You will have the opportunity to interact with your instructors and receive personalized feedback. You will join your classmates in virtual classrooms, work together on group activities and gain the confidence you need to succeed in an academic environment.

Program Details:

  • Lower intermediate to advanced levels (CEFR A2+–C1+)
  • Two courses per level - you can take one or both
  • Each course delivered over eight weeks with 168 hours of instruction
  • 21 hours per week; 18 hours of synchronous teaching & 3 hours of asynchronous teaching
  • Classes run from 3:00PM - 8:15PM (Vancouver Time) with a 45 minute break*
  • Optional Friday Workshops and Socio-cultural activities

*Classes may also be held from 8:00AM - 1:15PM (Vancouver Time) to accommodate time zones.

Benefits of Learning at UBC:

  • Learn the academic English used at a leading university, not just textbook EAP
  • Utilize UBC resources to complete coursework
  • Become familiar with UBC’s academic culture
  • Study and learn to use Canvas, UBC's Learning Management System and other educational technologies
  • Have everyday opportunities to interact with UBC students
  • Meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard at our B2 level

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