English Support (English for Academic Purposes)
Students who are admitted into one of ASM’s degree program may begin their studies in one of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. These courses are intended for students who would like to enhance their English skills or require additional academic English development prior to taking Academic Writing (ENGL 101). The EAP courses are a part of a student’s degree program.
These courses help student success through enhancing their academic English skills across the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition to improving their English language proficiency, students acquire essential academic skills in a business context including critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, academic research, note-taking, setting and achieving goals, time management, teamwork, effective presentations, computer basics, APA citation, and library orientation and information literacy.
There are two courses: EAPP090 and EAPP100. Students will be assigned to the appropriate level based on their English language proficiency level at the time of admission. Students with an IELTS score equivalent to 5.5 will be enrolled in EAPP090. Those with an IELTS score equivalent to 6.0 will enroll in EAPP100. Each course has a duration of 12 weeks or one term of study, and both courses are offered every term. Each EAP course is considered a full-time course load.
Students receive 3 academic credits for EAPP100, which apply towards their degree. Students may also register for one or two other selected academic courses while taking the EAP courses.
What will I study?
Your studies will focus on improving your academic English skills across the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
How many hours a week will I study?
These courses are full-time study between 10.5 to 23.5 hours of class time each week, which includes a lecture and a lab component. Students are expected to study outside of the classroom for at least two hours for every hour of class time.
How long is the program?
Each course has a duration of 12 weeks or one term of study.
Students who commence with EAPP090 will then need to register for EAPP100 in their next term.
What are the admission requirements to the EAP program?
You can be admitted to Acsenda through the EAP courses if you meet one of the following English requirements:
|English Placement Test
(no band > 5.0)
(no band > 5.5)
You must also meet either the domestic or international general admission requirements for all programs.
What grade is required to complete an EAP course?
Students registered in an EAP090 must achieve a minimum ‘C+’ grade to advance to EAPP100. Students registered in an EAP090 must achieve a minimum ‘C+’ grade to advance to ENGL101.
Students who need to improve their mathematical skills prior to taking our core quantitative courses will be enrolled in Basic Math BMTH 100. This 3-credit course will provide the necessary foundations required for the Business Math courses.
The Basic Math (BMTH 100) course is required for:
- High school graduates from a school outside of Canada whose level of math proficiency could not be determined as equivalent to our grade 11 math admission requirements and whose Math Diagnostic Testing (MDT) score is below the threshold of 60 percent.
- Students admitted in the second-degree category who have first degrees but no evidence of having taken the required math courses at the secondary or post-secondary levels and whose MDT score is below the threshold of 60 percent.