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.
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.
Core courses in reading/writing and listening/speaking are offered at five levels of proficiency, ranging from courses at the Intermediate level courses which teach English for academic purposes and post-secondary studies.
Focus courses target specific needs and interests including pronunciation, grammar, and academic vocabulary.
Additional programming includes courses in writing, speaking and IELTS preparation.
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.
Not all courses may be offered in each term. Evening courses have separate start and end dates. Please consult the program for details.
EAL prepares students for employment, academic upgrading or university admissions.
Students under 18 years of age are not accepted except with special permission.
Domestic applicants must:
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Canada
- have achieved a score of at least CLB 5 or IELTS 5.0, or equivalent
International applicants must:
- have a valid study permit
- have achieved a score of at least IELTS 5.0, or equivalent
- Applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum overall average of 60%, with no grade lower than 50%, in the following high school courses:
- Four subjects from group A, B, C or D courses
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices
- A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines
- A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects)
Student Financial Support
For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, funding may be available for tuition and/or living support.
For 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.
- Once accepted to the program, call the EAL office to arrange a time 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 also 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).
Program of Study
|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|
|EOPT 068||Research Writing||5|