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Prepare for college with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program! 

EAP is multi-level class for IELTS levels 5.0-6.5, which offers you English language training to meet English language proficiency requirements. Our EAP classes, taught by TESOL trained instructors, provide training across all language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. In EAP you will also learn skills for academic success and develop an orientation to Canadian culture.

See Careers & Connections for more information this pathway program.


English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. 

Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent is acceptable for this program. See for more information. 

Depending on your starting level, you may need to enrol in more than one term to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5, which is the admission requirement for most of our academic programs.

We have a variety of available programs open to international students; check the available programs page.

Careers & Connections

English for Academic Purposes at Assiniboine is a pathway to further education and future employment. Students are able to apply for EAP and may receive conditional acceptance to a college program of their choice, if they meet admission requirements and there is room in the program.

We have a variety of available programs open to international students; check the available programs page.

Apply for both a college program and EAP on the same application form and pay only one application fee!
Simply choose English for Academic Purposes as your ‘first choice program’ and the college program that you want to continue in after successful completion of the EAP program as your ‘second choice’.

Note: You do not have to apply for a college program when you apply to EAP. You can simply apply to EAP only.

Tools & Supplies

The program allows input into the topics covered in your classes; your needs are our priority. The instructors complete a needs assessment with students throughout the program so that relevant information is covered for each group.

Any textbooks and materials you need will be provided to you within the first week of class. However, you will be responsible for providing your own binders, pens, paper, and other materials that will assist you in the classroom.

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.


Courses & Costs

Course length: 14 weeks
Schedule: 4.5hrs per day, Monday to Friday

  • May 9 – August 12, 2022
  • September 12 – December 16, 2022
  • January 9 – April 14, 2023
  • May 8 – August 11, 2023

Estimated Course Cost (2021-22): $4,695 
Application fee (non-refundable): $200

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