Overview - 2017/2018
General Arts and Science - 1 Year (English Language Studies) is a full-time English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program designed to provide a direct route from English language learning to post-secondary studies (both college and university level) with no further language testing required.
The EAP program includes 10 eight-week levels (two EAP levels per college semester) delivered by 15 full-time and 20+ part-time, highly qualified professors.
Each EAP level includes seven weeks of intensive training that focuses on building academic English language skills in grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation, with an eighth week composed of experiential learning activities like workshops, excursions and events that provide plenty of opportunities to practice all the skills you've learned. In order to go to the next EAP level, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of 70%.
Below is a chart that explains how our EAP levels work and what grades you need to achieve to be considered for Fanshawe College programs and university-level programs.
Which level should I start in? We evaluate all new or prospective students prior to entering into the EAP program in order to determine the best starting level. Placement is based on scores from a computer-based listening and reading test, a writing sample and a friendly conversation with one of our EAP instructors. Students may also use an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge score to determine their starting level. (GAP5 testing dates.)
Is there financial aid for EAP students? Domestic EAP students may be eligible for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for up to two college terms (four EAP levels).
How do I apply to EAP? Domestic students apply to the EAP program through the Ontario Colleges Application System at ontariocolleges.ca. To apply, students must select General Arts and Sciences One Year English Studies GAP5 – this is the academic code for Fanshawe's EAP program for domestic students.
For more information or to set up an evaluation, please contact Fanshawe College's English Language Institute. You can fill out the form at the right or call us directly at 519-452-4430 x4358.
Admission Requirements - 2017/2018
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Canada
- Receipt of Application by February 1st
General Arts and Science-1 Yr (English Language Studies)-2017/2018
More Information - 2017/2018A One-Year Ontario College Certificate ProgramProgram Code: GAP5
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
16 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Language and Liberal Studies: 519-452-4442 or 519-452-4480
Program DescriptionThis program is the English Language Studies stream of the General Arts and Science program. It is designed for students who are non-native speakers of English and need to improve their language skills for purposes of entering university or college career programs. Only domestic students (i.e. citizens, permanent residents, refugee claimants) would be admissible to this program. International students in Canada on a visitor's visa or study permit should enrol in the ESL4 (English for Academic Purposes) program at Fanshawe College.
- This program is ONLY offered for domestic students (i.e. citizens, permanent residents (landed immigrants), refugee claimants) whose first language is not English and who have NOT achieved a Grade 12 English credit (excluding English as a Second Language credit).
- Proof of ability in English as determined by TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or Fanshawe College English Language Evaluation testing is not required for admission to this program.
- International Students should apply to the ESL4 program (English for Academic Purposes).
- Applicants will write a post-admission language placement test to determine the level of English they will study in their first semester. Ideally, students' ability should be at the intermediate level so that they can complete the program in two semesters. Please note that OSAP support can only be received for two semesters. Each student admitted to this program will have a personal interview with the Co-ordinator of the program to discuss an appropriate academic plan and timeframe for meeting individual goals.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
1. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, in sight into both self and society.
2. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry
3. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
4. Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
5. Employ basic vocational, skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).