English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Achieve your academic and career goals in a supportive Christian community.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is for international students who score a minimum of a 6 on the IELTS or a 70 on the TOEFL iBT. It offers English and academic instruction to help you meet the language proficiency requirements you need to begin studies at Briercrest College.

Take courses focused on building English and academic language skills, intercultural experience, and critical thinking skills. As a member of the Briercrest community, you will be enriched personally, spiritually, and academically through rich campus life.  



Join our community

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. At Briercrest, it also happens in a caring Christian environment full of opportunities. Enjoy chapel services, life in dorm, and serving while you study at Briercrest.

Grow academically

Become a life-long, passionate learner! This program will not just prepare you to pass an English test—it will prepare you to learn to the best of your ability in the college classroom.

Make college a reality

This program is designed to help you succeed in a Briercrest College program. EAP will help you transition into college-level studies and give you skills that will serve you well in your future.

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Achieve your academic and career goals in a supportive Christian community.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is for international students who score a minimum of a 6 on the IELTS or a 70 on the TOEFL iBT.* It offers English and academic instruction to help you meet the language proficiency requirements needed to begin studies at Briercrest College.

In this program, you will take courses focused on building English and academic language skills, intercultural competence, and critical thinking skills. As a member of the Briercrest community, you will be enriched personally, spiritually, and academically through rich campus life. 

*Prospective students who score a minimum of 5.5 on the IELTS or a 50 on the TOEFL iBT may still be considered for a conditional acceptance to the EAP program, with the understanding that it may take more than a year of study to progress into an undergraduate program at Briercrest College.

Cost of the Program

Tuition will be equivalent to a full-time course load of five courses per semester with no international tuition fee.  Room, books, and other fees will be the same as domestic students.  Students choose the meal plan that is most suitable to their needs. With an average meal plan, students should expect to pay approximately $18,500 CAD per year.  Students should plan to apply early to Admissions to comfortably navigate the academic and immigration processes in a timely manner.

Application deadline is March 15.

EAP Courses: (non-credit courses for transcript)

  • EAP 200/300/400 Critical Reading and Writing
  • EAP 201/301/401 Academic Listening and Speaking
  • EAP 202/302/402 Academic Skills and Strategies
  • EAP 203/303/403 Academic Discourse

Faculty

Darren Gordon
Darren Gordon EdD
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Modern Languages
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I have learned so much beyond the classroom and been shaped by the school and staff. I have had faculty point out skills and characteristics that I possess and help me enhance them for better self-development and future career opportunities.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015