Improve your English language skills with tuition-free, online ESL classes at Capilano University.

Students in CapU's English for Academic Purposes (ESL) program take part in the Community Engagement Fair on Sept. 18, 2019.

In the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at CapU, you'll improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in small, tuition-free classes with friendly, supportive instructors.

For the Summer and Fall 2022 terms, we are offering two new course streams for domestic students. Visit our Courses page for more details. 

Study ESL and prepare for university success at CapU

In the EAP program, you'll learn how to:

  • research and write academic essays;
  • read academic textbooks and peer-reviewed articles;
  • understand academic lectures and take notes; 
  • deliver academic presentations based on research; and
  • participate in community engagement

See an overview of the full-time EAP Program (pdf).

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EAP Pathway Programs

In a CapU Pathway program, you earn credits for your degree or diploma quickly. EAP and Pathway instructors work together to give you the support and help you need to succeed.

There are three Pathway options available:

Learn more about the EAP Pathway programs.

EAP Placement Test

To find the EAP course that's right for you, you'll need to take the EAP Placement Test (EPT) or other accepted language tests.

Note: All students must have some English language skills to enter the program. Our EAP courses are not at the beginner level.

Admission requirements for EAP

  • B.C. Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent;
  • a valid English Language Assessment (ELA) test score of a minimum of 32 OR the EAP Placement Test or equivalent.

Additional English language support

In addition to EAP courses, CapU offers one-on-one help with English language skills. Find out more about English Language Support (ELS) and the EAP Language Lab (pdf) at Capilano University.

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English for Academic Purposes (ESL)

604 984 4971
604 984 1718 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR344