English Language Studies

Pre-Admission Language Support: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

Dalhousie University’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program provides a pathway for students from non-English-speaking backgrounds to meet the English language requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at Dalhousie University. This series of intensive courses prepare students for success by developing academic English language proficiency, research and other academic skills, and familiarity with the academic practices in the Canadian university environment. The Program consists of four levels, ranging from CEFR A2 to C1.

The EAP Level 2 course satisfies the university’s English language requirement for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs. By successfully completing EAP Level 2, students are not required to provide additional proof of English proficiency, such as a TOEFL or IELTS test score, for admission into their degree program.

Language Support for Regularly Enrolled Students

ENSL 0004 (English Communication and Academic Skills) and ENSL 0005 (Academic Writing and Research Skills)
These credit courses (pass/fail) are open to all regularly enrolled Dalhousie students. Since there is 0 credit for the courses, students’ GPA is not affected by taking the courses nor is there any adjustment necessary to the students’ academic program. Results are recorded on the students’ transcripts.

Academic English Language Workshops
Dalhousie Department of English Language Studies runs a workshop series twice per year, once in the Fall Semester and once in the Winter Semester. Workshops focus on the mechanics of writing and on communication in an academic setting. These workshops can be recorded on the Co-curricular Record (CCR).

Advanced English Courses (non-credit)
ESL Programs runs a variety of twelve-hour, non-credit courses which are open to all students, staff, faculty and scholars in the Dalhousie community. Topics include academic writing, academic speaking, advanced grammar, oral communication, business communication and English pronunciation. These courses can be recorded on the Co-curricular Record (CCR). 


Mailing Address:

Mailing Address:
College of Continuing Education, Dalhousie University
Mona Campbell Building, Suite 2201
1459 LeMarchant Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2

Phone: (902) 494-6060
Fax: (902) 494-3662
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