English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Certificate & Pathway

The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is designed for intermediate to advanced English students who want to develop their academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in pursuing higher education. 

The English for Academic Purposes program is divided into 4 levels: 4 (Elementary), 5 (Intermediate), 6 (Upper-intermediate), and 7 (Advanced). Each level runs for 8 weeks. Students will enter into the appropriate level based on their entrance English placement test results. During the program, regular tests will be conducted to ensure students’ understanding of the materials and progress to the next level.

The purpose of the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is to equip students with academic English language skills and the confidence to excel in the Canadian higher education environment.

Upon successful completion of level 7, students will be able to continue their studies in post-secondary institutions without the need to provide an English test result (e.g. IELTS).


  • Intake: The ESL Vancouver program has Intermittent intake every week (48 intakes per year)
  • Duration of the Program: The ESL certificate varies depending on the student’s initial English level and their progress throughout the program

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Certificate: English Level

Combination of Instructor-led lectures, guest speakers, case studies, presentations, online reading and exams. Online delivery will utilize Canvas (Learning Management System) to host lectures, assign homework, start discussions and monitor attendance.

Overall duration may vary based on each student’s level at the start and their progress.

Upon completion of this course

The successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Apply various academic skills such as setting goals, studying independently, critical thinking, and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Use a range of academic language and grammatical structures in academic contexts in order to produce written and spoken language with minimal errors.
  • Apply listening and reading strategies in order to use note-taking skills, recognize main ideas and specific details, recognize text organization, and think critically about various academic topics in a variety of genres.
  • Apply various speaking techniques in order to participate in academic situations such as expressing an opinion, using conversation skills such as turn-taking, and logically designing presentations and summarizing academic content.
  • Apply various writing techniques in order to logically organize ideas in paragraphs, opinion, and compare/contrast essays, and express them clearly in an academic voice.
  • Research and cite concrete evidence in support of opinions in written assignments using APA citation format with an awareness of other citation formats.
  • Use various exam strategies, including following instructions, planning and outlining, predicting, using context to understand, etc. in order to take a mock IELTS exam.

University / College Pathway Programs

Your Higher Education Goals Start Here - Create Career College (CCC) Pathway

Choose University Pathway with Create Career College (CCC), and get on the path to join a top college or university with courses designed to attain language level requirements, improve vital post-secondary skills, and offer seamless placement into a network of international partner schools.

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  • Minimum score of 70% in CCC’s English for Academic Purposes (EPA) Upper Intermediate (Level 6)

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements vary based on the level.

  • Level 4 IELTS less than 4.0
  • Level 5 IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • Level 6 IELTS 5.0-6.0
  • Level 7 IELTS 6.0 and above

EAP Program Start Date

2023 & 2024 Weekly Intakes Available

EAP Program Class Schedule

  • Monday   9:30AM to 1:30PM
  • Tuesday   9:30AM to 1:30PM
  • Wednesday   9:30AM to 1:30PM
  • Thursday   9:30AM to 1:30PM
  • Friday   9:30AM to 1:30PM

※ Lecture schedule may be subject to change.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Certificate: FAQ

What are the admissions requirements at Create Career College (CCC)?

Students need to have completed Grade 12, or be over 19 years old. You may need to pass an English assessment test, depending on your official English scores. For individual program requirements, please see the program listings.

When is the deadline for registration?

We offer frequent start dates for most of our programs, giving students plenty of options. Please contact us to find out the next start date.

What if I cannot decide my program of choice?

Our academic advisors are happy to assist you in finding the program that fits your interest the most. Please contact us.

Can you help me to find accommodation?

Please consult our accommodations page for further information or contact us for further assistance.

Is your campus easily accessible?

We are located directly opposite of Metrotown Mall, which has SkyTrain, bus and taxi service to make your commute easy.

Do I have to pay all at once for my program?

Please consult with us directly so that we can come up with a suitable payment plan. Paying for college can be stressful, so we want to work with you to make this as stress-free as possible.