Certificate in English for Academic Purposes

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Admission requirements

The Certificate in English for Academic Purposes provides non-native speakers of English with the linguistic foundation, study skills and cross-cultural understanding to undertake university studies. The program consists of five levels from Level 20 (basic) to University Preparation 2 (advanced academic English) offered in four terms per calendar year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Each term is ten weeks long and consists of approximately 200 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of supervised socio-cultural activities.

Students will receive a placement test at the beginning of term and be placed in the most appropriate level. Students may qualify for conditional acceptance to the University of Saskatchewan for five direct entry colleges (Arts & Science, Agriculture & Bioresources, Engineering, Kinesiology, and the Edwards School of Business). If a student successfully completes the highest level of the English program (University Preparation 2), that student will be considered to have met the English proficiency requirement for all programs of the University of Saskatchewan (with the exception of Nursing) and so may undertake academic studies without further English testing. Further information is available at http://learnenglish.usask.ca/ 


Basic Levels

  • Level 20

Intermediate Level

  • Level 30
  • EAP 40.0 (Level 40)

Advanced Level: University Preparation

  • EAP 50.0 University Preparation 1
  • EAP 60.0 University Preparation 2