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The number of hours you spend on English Language skill development depends on the course level you are taking:

  • EAP Intermediate & Advanced courses are 20 hours per week;
  • EAP + Academics are 12–16 hours per week to allow you to also take 100-level academic courses at the same time;
  • Each EAP course takes 15 weeks during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Intermediate level

Advanced level

Intermediate and Advanced level students spend 20 hours in English classes every week on:

  • grammar and writing (eight hours),
  • reading and vocabulary (eight hours), and
  • listening and speaking (four hours).

EAP + Academics

EAP 090 students spend 16 hours in English classes every week on:

  • grammar, writing and listening (eight hours), and
  • reading, vocabulary and speaking (eight hours).

At this level, you may also register in one CapU course in either Business or Arts and Sciences. (See EAP + Academics below.)

Note: You need a B average (73%) at EAP 090 level before you can move on to EAP 100/101.

EAP 100 and EAP 101 are taken together. They are academic credit-bearing courses that count as breadth electives in both Arts and Science as well as Business programs.

Students spend 12 hours in English classes every week on:

  • EAP 100: Grammar, writing and listening (eight hours).
  • EAP 101: Grammar, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary (four hours).

This level runs over 15 weeks (four days per week) in the Fall and Spring terms. In the Summer term, you can only take EAP 100/101 as an intensive seven-week course. The seven-week course runs in May and June for 24 hours per week.

If you take EAP 100 and EAP 101 in the Fall or Spring terms you may also register in one or two CapU course in either Business or Arts and Sciences. (See EAP + Academics above)

Note: You need a B+ average (77%) at EAP 100 and EAP 101 to move out of EAP and into full university academic programs.

At CapU, you can begin your university program at the same time as you take your EAP courses.

  • EAP 090: You may also register in one CapU course in either Business or Arts and Sciences.
  • EAP 100 and 101: In the Fall or Spring terms you may also register in one or two CapU courses in either Business or Arts and Sciences.
  • EAP 100 and EAP 101 are taken together. These are academic credit-bearing courses that may count as breadth electives in some Capilano University programs. Check the for more information.

Note: Students who complete the Summer term intensive EAP 100 and 101 courses with a B+ (77%) or higher will meet the Capilano University requirements for academic programs. These students will not have to provide a TOEFL score.

Courses will take place at CapU Lonsdale located at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver.

Testing and registration for these courses will be held at our main North Vancouver campus.

The courses are scheduled on alternating days, so you can take one, or if you prefer, both. 

The cost of the course is free for domestic students. 

  • International students must pay tuition.
  • Students taking university courses pay additional incidental fees.
  • All students must pay incidental fees.

*Costs are approximate, in Canadian funds and can change at any time. Taxes are not included.

Step 1

Apply to the English for Academic Purposes program

  • Click on the Apply Now button and create an account in the EducationPlannerBC website.
  • Once you have created your account, complete the online application for the English for Academic Purposes program and indicate January 2020 term.
  • Be sure to pay for the application.

Step 2

Submit to the Capilano University Admissions Department required documentation:

  • High-school transcripts (to show proof of graduation);
  • Post-secondary transcripts;
  • English proficiency test results (if you have them - if you don't have any, we can test you);
  • Proof of Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

All of these documents must be official, original documents translated to English.

If you don't have documentation, contact the Admissions Department to see if there is anything else you can provide to them. 

Contact information: 

Wait for an email from the EAP department.

We will email you to let you know when you need to come to register for the course(s) or to register for the EAP Placement Test.

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