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/programs/Pages/english-for-academic-purposes.aspxLiberal Arts and Fine ArtsNoMichael Johnson 22/7/2024 11:14 AM
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses
English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP)English For Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses
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The highest-level course in the EAP Program is part of a learning community (LCOM) called Writing Our Values: Comp 1 for English Learners. This learning community pairs ENGL 1711: Composition 1 with EAPP 0900: Academic Reading & Writing. In this learning community, assignments in EAPP 0900 support the work in ENGL 1711, giving students a chance to develop their language skills while earning transferable credit. The two courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for both together.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is designed to help English learners enter and succeed in the community and technical college system as well as in the transfer curriculum. EAP Program courses focus on speaking and listening, reading and vocabulary, writing and grammar, and pronunciation. Depending on their intended major, students completing the EAP Program may begin one of the career and technical programs or enroll in general education courses.​

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Traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art language lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

​Students interested in enrolling in the EAP program must take the ESL ACCUPLACER test. This test assesses a student’s reading, listening and grammar ability. Students accepted for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses must have a high school diploma or a GED.

Moving from EAP to Your Major Program

After completing the Advanced level EAP courses, students will work with EAP Program advisors to choose the courses that best fit their needs and major requirements. Some students may enroll in the ENGL 1711-EAPP 0900 Learning Community (LCOM), others may take READ 0722: Reading 2 and ENGL 0922: Fundamentals of Writing 2, and some may begin a career or technical program.

EAP Program Video
  • Apply the rules of English grammar and pronunciation to college communication.
  • Read college level texts.
  • Comprehend college level lectures.
  • Function in an academic environment in the United States.


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