English for Academic Purposes

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General Arts and Science
English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP)

Program Details and Intakes:
#478 (For international students)
#278 (For domestic students)

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Mohawk is a series of 8 levels of 7-week courses designed to develop students’ language skills from pre-beginner to college level English. Each level is 18-24 hours in length. With six start dates, the EAP program accommodates students at different times throughout the year and is also for those who wish only a short-term period of academic language instruction. At the higher levels of EAP, students have the opportunity to earn two post-secondary credits toward their diploma program.

Domestic students: EAP program applicants are eligible for OSAP

Tuition Fees & Costs:
#478 (For international students)
#278 (For domestic students)
Please see our Fees & Costs page for more detail and payment methods 

Important: Entry for the GAS-EAP program closes after week 1.

Mohawk College reserves the right to limit, cancel, adjust or relocate classes/courses/programs of instruction if necessary. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum enrolment levels before the start date. The college will make a diligent effort to contact you in advance if a class must be cancelled. However, the college cannot assume responsibility for any expenses (travel, etc...) incurred if you arrive for a class that has been cancelled or rescheduled.

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Start Dates: January, March, May, July, September and November.

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Levels: Through 8. Levels are 7 weeks in length. Upon successful completion, you advance to the next level.

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Length of Study:On average you will study for 4-6 months.
For more information on length of study and fees visit: www.mohawkcollege.ca/EAP

What is your Level?

*This chart is for reference only.

EAP Level


International  English Language

Training System

Common European

Framework of Reference

for Languages

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     Level 8 diploma/certificate icon

Overall 5.5

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 6)
     Level 7diploma/certificate icon

Overall 5.5

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 5.5)
Level 6

Overall 5

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 5)
Level 5

Overall 4

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 4.5)
Level 4

Overall 3.5

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 3.5)
Level 3

Overall 3

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 3)
Level 2

Overall 2.5

(W/S Minimum Band Score: 2.5)
Level 1 Overall 2.5 0

The above scores are required for entry into an EAP level *


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Earn credit towards your post-secondary program

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Why Study EAP at Mohawk

  • Cross Cultural Awareness
  • Integrate in academics, community and business

Skills you will Develop

  • Learn how to take part in academic lectures and discussions
  • Reading made easier! From blogs to academic texts and workplace material
  • Succeed in oral communication in all environments – academic, community and workplace
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Research and report writing
  • Develop key note taking skills

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Extra Curricular Activities

Excursions – Develop English skills while experiencing fun, local sporting, outdoor and community events.

College Clubs – Join peers in a range of regular group activities at Mohawk and advance your conversational English.

Volunteering in the community or at Mohawk College – Strengthen your English skills while helping others through community service or college volunteering opportunities.

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Coffee Club

For a chance to practice your English in a fun, social environment, be sure to join us for Coffee Club, held every other Wednesday in International Square!

Check out the Coffee Club schedule



  • You will join the appropriate level of Integrated English classes in GAS-EAP to increase your chances of success
  • 8 levels of EAP from Beginner to Low Advanced mean you can reach your goal faster.
  • Levels 7 and 8 include opportunities to earn 2 post-secondary credit courses from your major program of choice.
  • Successful completion of Level 8 will waive the English Language Proficiency Requirements for selected Mohawk College career programs
  • GAS-EAP levels are offered 6 times a year for international applicants: January, March, May, July, September, November.

EAP Levels


EAP Levels
1 & 2 Low Beginner/Beginner
3 & 4 High Beginner to Low Intermediate
5 & 6 Intermediate to High Intermediate
7 & 8 Low Advanced to Advanced
Diploma Program  

Contact Us

For general EAP inquiries, please contact eap [at] mohawkcollege.ca