English for Academic Purposes
WHO IS EAP FOR?
- EAP is primarily for students who are preparing to enter English-speaking post-secondary educational institutions and need to improve their English skills to university-level fluency.
- EAP is also designed for those people who want to improve their use of English as a second language for professional or personal purposes.
- Some knowledge of the English language is required before students are accepted into the EAP program. Generally, high school English is required.
Note: This is not an English conversation class only.
- Direct entry into regular university classes after successful completion of the highest level
- Small classes: average class size of 10 with a maximum of 12 students
- Social activities that provide insight into Canadian culture
- Courses offered year-round in three 13-week sessions
- Different levels of instruction dependent upon each student’s needs
- Opportunities to speak in class through active participation in a variety of oral activities
- Academic and cultural orientation, and orientation to the university and its facilities
- Full access to Brandon University facilities (library, computers, e-mail, internet, language lab, gymnasium)
- International student advisor and academic counselling at Student Services
- International Students’ Organization (ISO) provides EAP students with the opportunity to meet with students from other countries
- Fully equipped language and computer laboratories enable students to enhance their English skills as well as their keyboarding and word processing skills
- Internet and e-mail access
- State-of-the-art library facility
- Fully-equipped gymnasium
- On-campus theatre
Health insurance is mandatory for all EAP students at Brandon University. Doctor and hospital visits are expensive in Canada – that’s why you will have guard.me International Insurance beginning in the Spring/Summer 2017 term.
- What is guard.me?
guard.me International Insurance is a world leader in supporting the health and wellness of international students around the world.
- What’s included?
No deductibles or co-payment
Doctor, hospital and clinic fees
Prescriptions for medication
Access to direct-payment clinics
24/7 telephone support in 200+ languages
- What is the difference between guard.me and Manitoba Health?
If you don’t have a valid study permit you are not eligible for Manitoba Health and must use guard.me MORE for all your medical expenses.
If you do have a valid study permit you are covered by Manitoba Health and can use guard.me MORE for additional expenses that are not covered by the province.
The price for your semester will be as follows:
- Students eligible for Manitoba Health (i.e., a student with a study permit for more than 6 months) – $100/term
- Students ineligible for Manitoba Health – $190/term
Your coverage will run from:
- Winter Term – January 1st to April 30th
- Spring/Summer Term – May 1st to August 31st
- Fall Term – September 1st to December 31st
For full details or to see a list of clinics in the area, visit www.guard.me/brandonu