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.
For applicants from some countries (e.g. countries where English is the first/official language and countries in South Asia) it is not recommended to apply for Medicine Hat College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP). If you have questions as to your visa eligibility for EAP programs, please contact a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant.
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.
Students may take one college-level or university transfer course when enrolled in the advanced EAP level (EAP1099) with the approval of the EAP coordinator.
This course can be from many of our majors. Course availability is limited and varies by semester.Please note that students repeating EAPI099 will not be eligible for the additional classes.
Refer to the online calendar or contact MHC for more details regarding courses offered.
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.
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