EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

Every other Monday
8 weeks minimum
Every other Monday
8 weeks minimum

Program Description

CCTB’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a comprehensive program which integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus to build strong English language skills. In the EAP Program, you will:

  • Develop a solid foundation of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Communicate effectively and confidently.
  • Deliver presentations and actively participate in class discussions.
  • Learn about time management and study skills for success.
  • Practise academic essay writing structure and research skills.
  • Improve vocabulary and grammar accuracy.

Program Benefits

Successful completion of the EAP Program will fulfil language requirements for admission to CCTB diploma programs. Taught by experienced teachers certified by Languages Canada, the EAP Program will prepare students for their academic future.

Students are assessed and placed in the correct level via the CCTB online placement test.

Program Duration

8 weeks minimum

  • Please see admission requirements for program duration, dependent on your current English skill level.

Program Fees

Tuition $250 per week
Material $10 per week
Registration fee $150
Tuition $150 per week
Material $0
Registration fee $100

Students who enrol in a language program that is six months or less in duration or for which tuition is less than $4,000 may not make a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. Further, this language program may not have been reviewed or approved by PTIB.


Admission Requirements

Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student. Please check the table below to identify your current level and corresponding program duration:

Level EAP 1 EAP 2 EAP 3 EAP 4 EAP 5 EAP 6
Modules 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5A 5B 6A 6B
Duration 1 Weeks 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
IELTS 2 3.5 - 4 4 - 4.5 4.5 - 5 5 - 5.5 5.5 - 6 6 - 6.5


1 Total course duration will vary based on the student’s current level and their progress through the modules.

2 Estimated equivalency with IELTS Academic levels.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the CCTB EAP Online Pre-Arrival Test.
  2. Receive your customized study plan based on your test results.
  3. Send your application form along with a copy of your passport.
  4. Pay your deposit.
  5. Receive a Letter of Acceptance from CCTB.
  6. Start your program.

EAP Highlights


Every other Monday

Start date available every other Monday

8 weeks minimum

30 lessons per week with each lesson totaling 40 minutes.

Fulfil language requirements

Successful completion of EAP ensures you can apply for CCTB diploma programs.

Student testimonials

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Luisa Alencar, CCTB student

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Razieh Mokhtarnameh , CCTB alumna

"I just graduated from CCTB and right now I’m a business analyst at one of the government agencies. I don’t just think CCTB helped me, I think are still helping me now by providing feedback, responses, interview preparation and more."

Samuel Arawu, CCTB alumnus

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Vinitha-Kaliraj, CCTB alumna

"After taking the courses, I was ready and confident. In one of my interviews, the interviewer was impressed that I had that certificate. The instructors and the support team were so motivating and helpful that all students could catch up with the class."

Zoya Salehi, CCTB alumna

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the territories on which CCTB and its campus are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.