ICEAP NS Programs

Course Objectives

The goal of the EAP program is to prepare students to read, write, speak and listen to English well enough to succeed in university. During the program, students practice academic and language activities that they will encounter during their university studies. Activities include viewing and discussing videotaped lectures, listening and note-taking, practicing academic reading and writing and completing various university examinations.

Students will also build critical thinking and research skills and participate in a number of discussions and seminars.
Students in the EAP Program have the opportunity to experience university life through peer-to-peer visits. Organized by ICEAP NS and the CBU Students' Union, the visits give ICEAP NS students a chance to meet current CBU students making the transition to CBU an easy one. ICEAP NS students are also encouraged to participate in the many social and cultural activities offered by CBU.
The EAP program has Seven Levels with each being eight weeks in length, ranging from Beginner to Bridge Course Levels. On the first day of the semester, you will be tested and placed into the level best suited to your needs and interests.
Beginner Level
(Level 1-3)
Foundations of English, Transitioning to EAP, Fundamentals of EAP
8 Weeks per Level

Are courses that emphasize the development of basic language skills and provide a cultural orientation. Basic vocabulary, conversation, reading, grammar, listening, and pronunciation skills are practiced in interesting topic areas to provide a solid foundation in language ability.

Intermediate Level
(Level 4-6)
Intermediate EAP, Uppermost EAP, CBU Readiness
8 Weeks per Level

Are pre-academic courses that emphasize the academic use of language in a college-level atmosphere. They also help develop the skills necessary to be successful in university classes with students whose first language is English. Academic vocabulary development is an important part of these classes. At Intermediate Level 6, students are introduced to content-based courses. In these classes students develop their English skills while studying subjects that are culturally and linguistically rich. Classes in writing, speech and debate provide exciting opportunities for expression.

Bridge Course Level

8 Weeks per Level

Prepare students for work in Cape Breton University’s classrooms. Required courses in college preparation, academic writing and oral proficiency are combined with electives in advanced grammar, business, English, and intercultural communication.

For MBA Potential Students

16 Weeks

The CBU Entrance Exam Preparation and extra Business Background Courses will prepare students through language and business background enhancement.
Choosing the EAP Program, will give students a chance to improve their English skills while participating in a variety of exciting cultural and recreational activites held each year at CBU. Cape Breton University is just a ten-minute drive from Sydney's downtown shopping, dining and entertainment district. At the beginning of the EAP Program, students will be given a full orientation of Cape Breton University and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Cape Breton University campus

P.O.Box 5300, ICEAP NS-1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney,

Nova Scotia, Canada B1P 6L2 



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