Nova Scotia Community College

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English for Academic Purposes

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Field of Study:English as a Second Language
Description:Are you a landed immigrant or Canadian citizen who needs to update English language skills to pursue your post-secondary studies? English for Academic Purposes is a rigorous and challenging program designed to prepare students for the academic demands of a postsecondary institution. As closely as possible, it reflects the authentic tasks and assignments that students will be required to do when they go on to credit programs in either college or university. This includes such tasks as delivering a 15-minute presentation in English, participating in a controversial debate in front of a panel of judges, reading novels and short stories in English, and working in a team environment. Previous students have found this program equips them well for the academic challenges and English language requirements of post-secondary education.
URL:English for Academic Purposes at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The program is available to students who have landed immigrant or Canadian citizen status. Students must have: a minimum High School education, intentions and a plan to pursue post-secondary studies, proof of current language proficiency either by means of: TOEFL (CBT) score 173 or above, or CanTEST 3.5 - 4.0, or IELTS 5.5-6.0, or CLBA 7/7/6/6. Applicants are required to write a brief statement (1 - 2 paragraphs) that explains why they wish to enter the English for Academic Purposes program. Please include the name of the post-secondary program you wish to attend and the program / degree in which you hope to study.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 23, 2013