English as an Additional Language (EAL)
School of Continuing Education
The School of Continuing Education offers a range of courses for learners of English as an Additional Language.
Core courses in reading/writing and listening/speaking are offered at five levels of proficiency from Intermediate to English for academic purposes and preparation for post-secondary studies. Focused courses target specific needs and interests including pronunciation, grammar, and academic vocabulary.
The program focuses on English for academic studies for English language learners who wish to complete high school studies, continue to post-secondary studies or re-enter their professions in Canada.
Additional programming includes courses in writing, speaking and IELTS. Not all courses may be offered in each term.
Class participation, homework and regular attendance are essential parts of the language learning process.
New applicants take a placement test to determine their starting level in the program.
EAL prepares students for employment, academic upgrading or university admissions.
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents Applicants must have completed the equivalent of grade 10 either in Canada or in their native country and have a minimum CLB4 or equivalent. Students under 18 years of age are not accepted except with special permission.
Core courses and focus courses:
- Contact the EAL office for pre-advising.
- Apply at www.macewan.ca/EAL and pay the nonrefundable application fee. Print the receipt.
- If you are not able to use the web site, applications can be made in person at Alberta College Campus or City Centre Campus.
- Once accepted to the program please call the EAL office to arrange for a placement test. Once you are done the placement test, an advising meeting will be booked to discuss your results and course placement. When your courses are selected you can go online to enrol in your classes.
International students may apply directly to the English as an Additional Language program. For more information, visit www.macewan.ca/EAL . (Students studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa are considered international students).
Student Financial Support
For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, funding may be available for tuition and/or living support.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|Core Courses - Reading and Writing|
|ERDW 081||Intermediate Reading and Writing I||5|
|ERDW 082||Intermediate Reading and Writing II||5|
|ERDW 083||Advanced Reading and Writing I||5|
|ERDW 084||Advanced Reading and Writing II||5|
|ERDW 085||Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes||5|
|ENGL 086||ELP for University - Reading and Writing||5|
|Core Courses - Listening and Speaking|
|ESPL 081||Intermediate Listening and Speaking I||5|
|ESPL 082||Intermediate Listening and Speaking II||5|
|ESPL 083||Advanced Listening and Speaking I||5|
|ESPL 084||Advanced Listening and Speaking II||5|
|ESPL 085||Listening and Speaking for Academic Purposes||5|
|ENGL 087||ELP for University - Listening and Speaking||5|
|EOPT 060||Pronunciation I||5|
|EOPT 061||Pronunciation II||5|
|EOPT 064||Academic Vocabulary I||5|
|EOPT 065||Academic Vocabulary II||5|
|EOPT 066||Grammar I||5|
|EOPT 067||Grammar II||5|