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English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is an integrated skills program for all English levels ranging from foundational to advanced. Through EAP, English students will develop their academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.


The EAP program trains students in the English language skills necessary to succeed in an English-only university. EAP equips students with the confidence to reach their highest potential in a new academic environment. EAP courses are available online or at certified IPERC Centers worldwide.

Students can participate in the EAP program instead of submitting an English proficiency test score if they apply to one of the following universities through IPERC:

Placement and Level Standards

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IPERC English Placement Test

• Take English Placement Test online or at an authorized IPERC Center

• The online test platform is available anywhere in the world

• Test results can be available within 2 business days

IPERC EAP Program Courses


• Six levels of 120-hour courses, including EAP I, EAP II, EAP III, EAP IV, EAP V, and College Composition

• EAP courses in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Research Skills, and Critical Thinking

• College Composition prepares students to write different styles of essays in a college-level learning environment

• Courses available real-time online or at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA all year round

Course Overview

Reading (All Levels): In this course, students develop and apply the reading skills essential for academic learning and inquiry in the context of authentic academic reading tasks. Throughout the three levels, students will work to build fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills through extensive and intensive reading tasks of increasing complexity.

Writing (All Levels): In this course, students will learn and apply the writing skills essential for academic success including sentence, paragraph, and essay writing. Course work will focus on planning and writing clear paragraphs and essays, as well as on improving sentence structure, vocabulary, and grammar in written work.

Listening Speaking (All Levels): In this course, students will learn and apply the listening, notetaking, and presentation skills essential for academic learning, inquiry, and communication in the context of authentic academic listening and speaking tasks. Students will work to build fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills through extensive and intensive listening tasks of increasing complexity.

Grammar (All Levels): In this course, students will learn and apply grammatical structures that enable them to better comprehend and use academic English. Students will learn to appreciate the relevance of acquiring and applying grammatical knowledge to express themselves confidently and appropriately in different academic situations as well as social situations relevant to the American college context.

College Composition I: Students receive a process-based introduction to applying rhetorical principles to source-based writing and speaking with multimedia for diverse audiences.

Research Skills: Students learn to conduct undergraduate research at an American university through a research project. They become proficient in the skills necessary to uphold the standards of research paper writing, including citation, documentation, quoting, paraphrasing, and summarization.

Critical Thinking: Students develop the critical thinking skills needed to interpret and assess arguments and information.

Plans of Study

EAP 1&2
  • All Reading Courses

  • All Writing Courses

  • All Listening/Speaking Courses

  • All Grammar Courses

  • Research Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Reading III

  • Writing III

  • Listening/Speaking III

  • Grammar III

  • Research Skills

  • Critical Thinking

EAP 3&4
  • Reading II & III

  • Writing II & III

  • Listening/Speaking II & III

  • Grammar II & III

  • Research Skills

  • Critical Thinking

College Composition I
  • College Level Writing

  • Source-Based Writing

  • Rhetorical Principles

  • Speaking with Multimedia

  • Research Skills

  • Critical Thinking

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