English for Academic Purposes
If you are you looking for a learning opportunity in Canada, Medicine Hat College has a lot to offer. You can study English as a Second Language (ESL) at MHC while living in Canada’s sunniest city. Located in Alberta, Canada, Medicine Hat offers the services of a large centre, with the advantages of a small, friendly community. Visit International Education for more information about our ESL program and other services for international students.
Fall 2020 Update
The EAP program will take place fully online and students are not required to visit campus. The online program combines live virtual classroom lessons and activities with independent learning. Students will be expected to attend interactive, live virtual classes at times that accommodate both students and instructors. Online classes will consider time zones to accommodate all students. There will be opportunities for group work and live chats and discussions. Instructors will also provide “office” hours outside of class for one-on-one support and feedback to students.
Additional details about all of your courses this fall will be provided during the first virtual meeting between students and instructors.
About the ProgramMedicine Hat College offers students a progressive, communication based English as a Second Language program for international students (EAP-I). The EAP-I program has a proven history of providing the language training necessary to earn many university and college degrees and diplomas. Additionally, many of our short-term students have improved their English to a level high enough to enable them to function successfully in the global marketplace.
What does our EAP-I program offer?
- Several levels of instruction to meet your needs and abilities.
- Three 13 week semesters per year
- Flexible intakes
- 24 hours of classroom instruction per week
- Regular excursions and activities outside the classroom
- Small class sizes, maximum of 15 students per class
- Dedicated, experienced, and highly qualified instructors
- Personalized service and support
- Assistance with admissions and registration
- Opportunities to experience Canadian culture
EAPI 059 Basic
EAPI 069 Low Intermediate
EAPI 079 Intermediate
EAPI 089 Low Advanced
EAPI 099 Advanced
EAPI 199 Bridging
For more information about studying at Medicine Hat College as an international student check out our International Students page.
Our English for Academic Purposes students will receive 24 hours of classroom instruction per week comprised of the following classes:
- Film Studies
After successfully completing Medicine Hat College’s EAPI 099 or EAPI 199, students may apply to be accepted into Medicine Hat College certificate, diploma, applied degree or university transfer programs. All other academic entrance requirements of the program must be met prior to acceptance. Some programs maybe competitive or be limited in the number of seats available. Students should become familiar with the admission requirements by reading the Admission section of the calendar, or connecting with an Academic Advisor.
What is your education going to cost?
Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.
Looking for ways to help fund your education?
There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.
Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.
At MHC, we care about students and want to help you succeed.
As a student, there may be times when you require support. Our SERVICES page provides you with links to a number of campus supports including academic success, counselling and care, health and wellness, and many other resources.