English for Academic Purposes

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Program Description

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The English for Academic Purposes Program is a preparatory program that develops core English Language skills within a post-secondary context. This enables students to approach College/University studies with the required foundational English language competencies.

The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) consists of 6 levels. Each of which focuses on language learning in the context of academic subjects such as:

  • Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

They are specifically designed to develop our students’ academic study and participation skills, while improving their English to a level that will ensure their success in further university work. The 6 courses are divided into 3 categories: Foundations, Intermediate Academic Preparation, and Advanced Academic Preparation.

Intermediate Academic Preparation

The objective in ENGL 096 and 097 is to help prepare EAL students for success in a North American post-secondary setting by improving skills in six key areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, critical thinking, and research. Emphasis is placed on learning specific academic skills, including note-taking, citing sources, and structuring formal writing and presentations.

Advanced Academic Preparation

The Advanced EAP courses focus on writing, reading, listening, and speaking, and provide ample opportunity to develop these skills through direct and interactive practice.

Students will also develop research and essay writing skills to enhance their core competencies and prepare them for College/University study. Students will be trained to recognize different genres of writing, their strategies, and purpose. Assignments will require students to discuss and compose literary analyses, reviews, critiques, argumentative essays, research papers, and business reports.

Appeals and Dispute Resolutions

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All students at Alexander College are encouraged to bring any concerns and appeals they may have to the attention of the Administration. These may involve, but are not limited to a reconsideration of grades, discipline, fees, college policy or practice, or transfer credit.

If a disagreement arises between or among college participants and concerning college business, then all steps should be taken to resolve the issue as close to the source as possible. For example, if the issue is a disagreement between a student and his or her
instructor, these two people should do their best to resolve the issue themselves. If the initial participants cannot reach consensus, then the issue can be escalated to the Director, then to the Education Committee, and finally to the President. In all cases, when an issue is escalated, all parties to the disagreement must submit their positions and arguments in writing.

When a dispute is brought to the Director, he or she must normally arrange to complete the adjudication within two weeks. A dispute brought to the Education Committee must be placed on the agenda as quickly as possible, and raised at the next meeting. The Education Committee must normally arrange to complete its adjudication within 12 weeks. A dispute appealed to the President, if allowed, shall normally be decided within two weeks.

Fees

English 094, 20 hours per week $4,980
English 095, 20 hours per week $4,980
English 096, 20 hours per week $4,980
English 097, 20 hours per week $4,980
English 098, 15 hours per week $3,750
English 099, 10 hours per week $2,500

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students every year. Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs [see Program ... Read More

Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students every year. Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs [see Programs] including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. Read less
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