English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Introducing

English PLus

Now for Intermediate Levels!


TSoM offers high quality English instruction in the heart of downtown Toronto. Students who wish to improve their language level can enroll in this comprehensive program which integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with an academic focus. EnglishPlus+ is an initiative that allows intermediate students to join the Languages Canada accredited English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program, providing a strong foundation for students and creating a direct pathway into TSoM and Niagara College – Toronto (NCT) programs. This accredited program is taught by experienced Languages Canada certified instructors.

Fees & Facts

Fees:
Fees after scholarship*

$225 CAD per week**

*Material fee: $10/week.
30 lessons/week – 40 min per lesson

A one-time registration fee of $99 CAD is waived*

**Fee of $225 CAD per week applies for all 2022 intakes. This offer excludes $10 CAD per week material fee. Prices and conditions are subject to change without notice.

 

*The EAP registration fee waiver is valid for new applications submitted between January 17th, 2022 and August 31, 2022 for students who will be further progressing to TSoM programs. The waiver is valid for 2022 EAP intakes only.

Levels:
TSoM EAP 1
TSoM EAP 2
TSoM EAP 3
TSoM EAP 4
TSoM EAP 5
TSoM EAP 6

Start Dates:
October 3, 2022
October 31, 2022
November 28, 2022

January 9, 2023
February 6, 2023
March 6, 2023
April 3, 2023
May 1, 2023
June 5, 2023
July 3, 2023
August 8, 2023
September 5, 2023
October 2, 2023
October 30, 2023
November 27, 2023

Class Time:
Course duration varies based on your starting English level and each student’s unique progress through the levels

The TSoM EAP is designed especially for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their writing, communication and critical thinking skills to excel academically and professionally.

Students will be placed in one of six EAP levels depending on the results of a placement test. Each level will last 8 weeks. The duration of the EAP program will depend on the student’s English level, and overall progress throughout their program of choice.

Why study EAP with TSoM?

Pathway

Direct pathway into TSoM programs without taking the IELTS or TOEFL

Student Correct Level

Students will be assessed and placed in the correct level via the TSoM online placement test

Exp teacher

The program is taught by experienced teachers certified by Languages Canada

Competitive fees

Competitive fees and
diversity scholarships

Program Highlights:

  • Develop a solid foundation of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Communicate effectively and confidently
  • Deliver presentations and actively participate in class discussions
  • Learn about time management and study skills for success
  • Practice academic essay writing structure and research skills
  • Improve vocabulary and grammar accuracy

Level progression and duration breakdown

Course Modules

Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to academic texts as well as:

  • Read main ideas and details
  • Use footnotes and glossaries
  • Recognize different text types
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies in order to:

  • Give written feedback
  • Compose descriptive paragraphs
  • Revise, edit and rewrite
Listen

Students will be able to demonstrate strategies for effective listening to:

  • Identify main ideas, reasons, explanations and specific information
  • Understand cause and effect
  • Recognize a speaker’s attitude
  • Predict
  • Recognize facts and opinions
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate effectively during group discussions, state opinions and lead a conversation in order to:

  • Express opinions
  • Ask for clarification as well as give examples
  • Give advice, instructions and make recommendations
  • Participate in group discussions
Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to a variety of different academic text types as well as:

  • Locate specific information through skimming and scanning
  • Create an outline to organize text
  • Preview text through a variety of strategies
  • Use prior knowledge to predict content
  • Distinguish fact from opinion to be a critical reader
  • Sequence ideas to show text structure
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies in order to:

  • Write paragraphs of different genres
  • Analyze features of good and poor summaries
  • Write summaries
  • Write paragraphs with reasons and examples
  • Write introductory, body and conclusion paragraphs
Listen

Students will be able to demonstrate strategies for effective listening to:

  • Identify main ideas, reasons, explanations and specific information
  • Understand cause and effect
  • Recognize a speaker’s attitude
  • Predict
  • Recognize facts and opinions
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Make notes on presentations or group discussions
  • Describe situations using details so a listener can make an inference about an event
  • Use reasons to explain personal beliefs
  • Answer tag questions using proper grammar and intonation to accurately express what you think
  • Use summary or recap techniques to end a presentation
  • Ask questions to confirm your understanding of definitions
Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to a variety of different academic text types, in order to:

  • Preview text and what a text is about using a variety of strategies
  • Annotate and highlight a text to identify important ideas
  • Locate specific information in a text to understand context better
  • Understand purpose and types of organization patterns to read more critically
  • Respond to a variety of different text types
  • Use and compare organization to examine similarities and differences between two subjects
  • Recognize a writer’s bias to better evaluate his or her ideas
  • Scan longer texts to locate information and gather information from different texts to fulfil a task
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies to:

  • Develop a paragraph: topic, supporting and concluding sentences
  • Construct an outline
  • Write a variety of types of paragraphs
  • Writing about charts and graphs
  • Use adjectives, sensory language and details to create descriptive language
  • Use time words and clauses to express the order of events
  • Write an essay with an introduction, body and conclusion
  • Identify patterns of organization in various essay types
  • Compare two summaries
  • Summarize information from various types of essays
Listen

Students will be able to demonstrate strategies for effective listening to:

  • Follow main points of extended discussions
  • Listen for expression that announces a topic to anticipate what you will hear
  • Distinguish stressed and unstressed syllables to better identify words in speech
  • Decide which information to take notes on so notetaking is efficient
  • Listen to key words to understand who is performing an action
  • Recognize the meaning of speed, pitch and tone
  • Understand speaker’s bias to put information into perspective
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Ask open-ended and follow up questions to get information and to keep a conversation going
  • Express interest during the conversation to encourage the speaker to continue
  • Change a topic to move a conversation into a comfortable area
  • Make predictions and reach conclusions about familiar topics
  • Use various questions to maintain a listener’s interest
  • Use direct and indirect quotations to report information from sources
  • Discuss reading with group members to analyze an author’s point
  • Give individual and small group presentations
Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze, and respond critically to a variety of different academic text types, in order to:

  • Read subheadings to anticipate content of reading
  • Read for main ideas and details
  • Read and recognize different text types
  • Preview text using variety of strategies
  • Locate specific information in a text to understand main ideas and context better
  • Understand purpose and types of organization patterns to read more critically
  • Recognize a writer’s bias to better evaluate his or her ideas
  • Understand purpose of quoted speech
  • Distinguish fact from opinion
  • Identify sources of information, counterarguments, and refutations to better evaluate ideas in text
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies to:

  • Develop a paragraph: topic, supporting and concluding sentences
  • Construct an outline
  • Write a variety of types of paragraphs
  • Writing about charts and graphs
  • Use adjectives, sensory language and details to create descriptive language
  • Use time words and clauses to express the order of events
  • Write an essay with an introduction, body and conclusion
  • Identify patterns of organization in various essay types
  • Compare two summaries
  • Summarize information from various types of essays
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies to:

  • Develop an essay: topic sentence, supporting sentences and concluding sentence
  • Write an analysis paragraph, a cause and effect essay, and a research essay
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing longer texts
  • Plan and make an outline before writing
  • Revise, edit, rewrite essays
  • Give feedback to peers and self-assess
  • Use adjectives, sensory language, and details to create descriptive language
  • Use time word and clauses to express the order of events
  • Identify hooks thesis statements and topic sentences
  • Identify patterns of organization in various essay types
  • Write, compare and summarize essays of various types
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Use repetition and signal words to draw attention to main ideas
  • Discuss a reading with members to analyze the author’s points
  • Take notes to prepare for presentation or group discussion
  • Confirm that you understand what another person has said
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages, causes and effects in group discussions
  • Give individual and small-group presentations about a variety of topics
  • Stress important words in speech to communicate important information
  • Brainstorm ideas and to prepare for presentations
  • Ask open-ended and follow-up questions to get information and to keep conversation going
  • Express interest during a conversation to encourage the speaker to continue
  • Talk about  real and unreal conditions to speculate about choices
  • Use questions to maintain listener interest
  • Use persuasive language to encourage positive attitudes toward your positions
  • Add to a speaker’s comments to become an active conversation partner
Listen

Students will be able to demonstrate strategies for effective listening to:

  • Listen for expressions that announce a topic to anticipate what you will hear
  • Listen to results of a study in order to understand evidence
  • Distinguish stressed and unstressed syllables to better identify word in speech
  • Predict content
  • Listen to main ideas
  • Listen for details
  • Identify new and previously known information to focus on important details
  • Decide which information to take notes on so note-taking is efficient
  • Listen to key words to understand who is performing the action
  • Listen for reasons to better understand the view and actions of other
  • Make inferences to understand more fully what someone says
  • Understand speaker’s bias to put information into perspective
  • Listen for contrast to understand relationship of ideas
  • Listen to phrases to understand the structure of a listening passage
  • Listen for reasons and methods to understand a narrative
  • Recognize vocabulary patterns in a listening passage
  • Listen for cause and effects to understand relationships among ideas
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Use repetition and signal words to draw attention to main ideas
  • Discuss a reading with members to analyze the author’s points
  • Take notes to prepare for presentation or group discussion
  • Confirm that you understand what another person has said
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages, causes and effects in group discussions
  • Give individual and small-group presentations about a variety of topics
  • Stress important words in speech to communicate important information
  • Brainstorm ideas and to prepare for presentations
  • Ask open-ended and follow-up questions to get information and to keep conversation going
  • Express interest during a conversation to encourage the speaker to continue
  • Talk about  real and unreal conditions to speculate about choices
  • Use questions to maintain listener interest
  • Use persuasive language to encourage positive attitudes toward your positions
  • Add to a speaker’s comments to become an active conversation partner
Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to academic texts as well as:

  • Expend specialized academic vocabulary
  • Adapt style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes
  • Quickly scan through long and complex texts on topics of interest to locate relevant details
  • Understand in detail texts of interest or specialty
  • Understand specialized articles outside of interest with help of a dictionary
  • Understand lengthy, complex instructions
  • Read for main ideas and details
  • Distinguish between skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading
  • Predict and identify purpose and develop critical thinking skills
  • Identify the main message through topic sentences
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies to:

  • Research and develop different types of academic essays
  • Summarize and paraphrase longer texts
  • Plan and make outlines
  • Revise, edit, and rewrite essays
  • Give feedback to peers and self-asses
  • Research and report based on surveys, charts, graphs, and tables
  • Write, compare, and summarize essays of various types
  • Learn the importance of paragraphing in order to help with writing flow
  • Vary the structure of writing by using a range of tenses
  • Focus on cohesion in writing
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Express opinions while focusing on sentence stress and colloquialisms
  • Brainstorm for and against arguments in different contexts
  • Formulate arguments in political discussions
  • Use advanced collocations naturally
  • Discuss uses and forms of media
  • Use advanced and academic vocabulary to discuss and debate a range of topics
  • Discuss a reading with peers to analyze the author’s points
  • Take notes to prepare for presentation or group discussion
  • Conduct surveys and announce findings
  • Link ideas in order to avoid repetition
  • Develop systematic arguments, highlighting significant points and include details where necessary
  • Give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects
  • Reformulate ideas in different ways
Read

Students will be able to apply strategies to read, comprehend, analyze and respond critically to academic texts as well as:

  • Understand details of a wide range of lengthy, complex academic texts
  • Scan though books and articles to assess relevance
  • Read and understand complex texts in which opinions are implied
  • Take margin notes on reading
  • Analyze and critique the information in academic text
  • Connect ideas across different texts
  • Quickly locate specific information in a text to understand main ideas and context
Write

Students will be able to write in a variety of styles and apply different writing strategies to:

  • Write clear, well-structured texts on complex topics with good grammatical control
  • Research and report on a survey
  • Research and develop different types of academic essays
  • Summarize and paraphrase longer texts
  • Plan and make outlines
  • Revise, edit, and rewrite essays
  • Give feedback to peers and self-asses
  • Use unity to be clear, interesting, and persuasive
  • Focus on cohesion
  • Use contrast information structure to connect sentences logically while developing ideas
Speak

Students will be able to use speaking techniques to participate in meaningful conversation in order to:

  • Adopt levels of formality appropriate to the conversation or discussion
  • Maintain conversations on abstract and complex topics
  • Pinpoint areas of unfamiliar topics for further explanation or clarification
  • Spontaneously summarize lengthy texts
  • Design and administer surveys and report survey results
  • Naturally use micro skills in longer speech
  • Use figurative language in group discussions
  • Narrate a story with focus on intonation and emphatic stress

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