English for Academic Purposes
Medicine Hat College offers a progressive, communication based English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. The EAP program has a proven history of providing students with the language training necessary to be successful in all walks of life. Students may attend for a few weeks so that they may practice their English, or complete the program to fulfill their English proficiency requirement before entering credit programs. Whatever the students’ needs, this full-time program (offering 24 hours per week of intensive English language training) will prepare short term students to function successfully in the global marketplace and allow long term students to thrive in an academic environment.
Medicine Hat College is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI# O18795445892)
All academic credit programs, including English for Academic Purposes are designated programs. Apprenticeship, Continuing Studies and Conservatory of Music & Dance programs do not qualify as designated learning programs.
- Low tuition
- High quality education
- Dedicated, experienced, and qualified TESL Certified instructors
- EAP classes offered over fall, winter & spring semesters; with flexible intake when possible
- 24 hours per week of intensive English language training
- Small class sizes, average 15 students per class
- Multiple levels of instruction to meet student needs and abilities
- Assistance with admissions and registration
- A strict English only policy enforcement
- Opportunities to experience Canadian culture during institutional activities offered
There are three levels of EAP. Each level of study will take at least one semester to complete (depending on student proficiency). We offer three equal semesters (fall, winter and spring) of 13 weeks each, beginning in September, January and April. Students who do not have a previous language proficiency score (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL) for placement, may take our online placement exam.
Highly qualified instructors using various methods of instruction and media make our EAP classes both interesting and informative. Textbooks, film, television, newspapers, magazines, music, field trips, and guest speakers are combined in our EAP program which consists of the following classes:
This class is designed to expand on the students’ basic, functional vocabulary skills to the point that they will improve and do well in an academic environment.
Students will learn the structures of the language from basic levels up to and including the use of complex grammar structures in context.
In this class, students will develop English skills that are useful and appropriate in day-to-day communication.
Students will progress from a beginner writing level to being able to write research papers for academic courses.
As the students improve comprehension, vocabulary skills, and reading strategies, they will acquire the reading skills necessary to do well in an academic environment.
Through many activities – both formal and conversational, students will improve their listening skills to the point where they can comfortably participate in all areas of college life.
Once a week students watch an English language movie. Discussions and activities based on the movie give students the opportunity to practice the language skills they have learned in their academic environment.
Full time enrollment in the EAP program requires fee payment for 15.0 credits. Please check fees for visa students here. EAP students will also be enrolled in health insurance at the cost of $190.00 per semester.
Students may transfer to other colleges or universities after completing one or two years at Medicine Hat College. Please note that you may have to fulfil the English proficiencies of the institution to which you apply, as they may be different from those at Medicine Hat College. If you are considering a transfer, please check the English proficiency requirements of the institution to which you want to transfer by contacting them directly or by speaking with an Academic Advisor at Medicine Hat College.
(Highest Level of EAP Program)
∙ Enrol in EAP and 1 or 2 additional college level or University Transfer courses
∙ 16 Hours per week of EAP Portion, 3-6 credits of Career courses.
Note: Failure in a term of EAPI 199 would require the student to transition to EAPI 099 for the following term.
The Conditional Admission Plan (CAP) provides an opportunity for you to be conditionally accepted into a career program at Medicine Hat College while you are completing the language requirements. You must:
∙ Comply with the Conditional Letter of Acceptance and fulfill any additional requirements for full acceptance into your program
∙ Successfully complete all required Language Proficiency Prerequisites and the MAST 100 (Master Student) course in one calendar year
∙ Place at EAPI 89 or higher to be considered for CAP in the EAP program
299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 3Y6 Canada