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General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

May 2024

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Certificate

Program Duration

2 Semesters

Program Contacts

Shannon Luomaranta

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7974
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Unlock your world by getting comfortable with the English language. 

Improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and partake in the world around you. With this flexible learning program, you’ll upgrade your English skills to a level required for academic studies. You’ll combine classroom activities with off-campus excursions and dive into the English language and Canadian culture.  
The program varies from four to 10 months, depending on your language abilities. Your English skills are assessed at the intake, and you are placed at a level that is appropriate for your language proficiency.  When you reach the final level, you can earn General Education course credits and apply to enter regular programs at Cambrian College, including Graduate Certificate programs provided you have the other Admission Requirements for the program.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Varies from four to 10 months, depending on language skills 
  • Small class sizes  
  • Conversation circles, field trips, and social outings 
  • Access to tutors, workshops, and academic success advisors  
  • Pathway to college or university studies in Canada  


Admission requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent from home country. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission, OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate, OR
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing.

A language placement test is required. 

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2024


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2: Winter 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2: Spring 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2025

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Students may be assessed with advanced standing and start at a higher level.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ESL 1014Oral Communication for Academic Purposes I6
ESL 1015Canadian Perspectives I2
ESL 1016Introduction to Computer Applications2
ESL 1022EAP Reading I6
ESL 1023EAP Writing I7
Semester 2
ESL 1017Reading for Academic Purposes II6
ESL 1018Writing for Academic Purposes II6
ESL 1019Oral Communication for Academic Purposes II6
ESL 1020Canadian Perspectives II3
ESL 1021Student Success for Higher Learning2
 Total Credits46

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$12,229.75Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kickstart your future with the personal touch offered by Cambrian’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Whether you need help finding the right direction, improving your English language skills, or want to earn your high school equivalency certificate, Cambrian has got your back. Flexible, individualized programs give you the freedom to grow and explore your best path to a rewarding career.

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates of the General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes program are able to communicate effectively in Canadian educational and workplace environments, leading to various academic and employment opportunities.

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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

See where you'll be learning!

Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

Have Questions?
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