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Skip Language Tests with Fanshawe College’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

About Fanshawe College

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Fanshawe College is located in London, Ontario having 43,000 students across multiple campus locations. It is one of the largest colleges in Ontario, offering more than 200 programs concentrated in the arts, sciences, human services, healthcare, business, and technology sectors to help students discover their passions and achieve their educational goals. The college also promises to help students re-discover their potential by re-skilling and upgrading program opportunities for mature students. They aim to provide a comprehensive learning experience for everyone by participating and working with local communities, sponsored trainees, and private sector employers in the services sector. Fanshawe’s long-term vision is to unlock every student’s potential. 

About the EAP Program

Fanshawe’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a full-time program designed for both domestic and international students. The EAP program includes ten eight-week levels (or two EAP levels per college semester), all of which have been certified by Languages Canada. Because of this, the EAP program provides a direct route from English language learning to post-secondary studies with no additional or further language testing required. Through EAP, students will meet the language requirements for admission to Western University, Fanshawe, and many other Ontario Colleges. 

The program and courses are currently delivered by 15 full-time and 20+ part-time professors. The professors will help students learn English as a second language and gain confidence in speaking and using the language to prepare for the next steps using the latest methods and technology. Learning goals include: engaging in interactive activities, acquiring confidence and skills to study further at post-secondary institutions, learning how to be successful within the academic culture of Canadian classrooms, and studying grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

What are the EAP levels?

EAP levels are divided into three sections: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level takes eight weeks to complete, and students must obtain a minimum grade of 70% to move from one EAP level to the next.

  • Beginner
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Level 3 
  • Intermediate
    • Level 4
    • Level 5
    • Level 6
    • Level 7 
  • Advanced
    • Level 8
      • 70% Fanshawe Business Fundamentals program
      • 80% Fanshawe Diploma programs*
    • Level 9 (credit course)
      • 75% Fanshawe Diploma programs**
      • 80% Fanshawe Degree and Graduate Certificate programs
    • Level 10 (credit course)
      • 75% Fanshawe Diploma programs**
      • 80% Fanshawe Degree and Graduate Certificate programs**
      • 80% Fanshawe Health programs
      • 80% University programs
        • Western University
        • Brescia University College
        • Huron University College
        • King’s University College

*Credit course: A Newcomer’s Guide to Canada is taken for credit in Levels 9 and 10. For more information, click here

**Except for health programs

Which EAP level can I start with?

To estimate your EAP level, you can take a practice test here

You will have to choose the best answer for each of the 40 questions presented in the practice test. Although there is no time limit, the test is designed to be completed in around 30 minutes. Once you finish and submit the test, you will receive an email with your results. 

Start Dates

2022: March 7, March 9, July 4, September 6, and October 31

2023: January 9, March 6, May 8, July 3, September 5, and October 30

Tuition & Other Fees

  • Tuition fees: $2,924.00 CAD
  • Ancillary fees: CAD 264.43
  • Total fees: $3,188.43 CAD

Ancillary fees include health and dental insurance, an annual bus pass and access to computer labs, and fitness and wellness centre memberships among other services. 

A non-refundable deposit of CAD 100.00 is required at the time of application. 

*All fees are subject to change. Ancillary fees may change temporarily for programs that are specifically delivered online. 

What can I do after EAP? 

By completing Level 10 with a minimum grade of 75%, students can meet the language requirements to enter most degree programs at Fanshawe College. To enter a Master’s or Doctoral Program, students must complete Level 10 (Advanced Academic Preparation) with a minimum grade of 80%. 

Because the EAP program also has an agreement with Western University and its affiliated university colleges (Brescia University College, Huron University College, and King’s University College), students can also choose to enroll at Western University as long as they have completed Level 10 with a minimum grade of 80%. No IELTS or TOEFL scores are needed. 

Sources: Fanshawe College: EAP Program Overview

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