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General Arts - English for Academic Purposes

General Arts - English for Academic Purposes

Program Code:GEA
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

The General Arts - English for Academic Purposes certificate program is designed for students for whom English is a second or additional language and who feel that they need to improve their language skills prior to beginning another college program or entering the workforce. It is also intended for students who have completed fewer than four years of instruction in an English-speaking secondary school. As a student in this program, you'll have opportunities to improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in both language courses and career-oriented subjects. TESL (Teachers of English as a Second Language) certified faculty will use a variety of interactive and multimedia teaching methods that will enhance your learning experience while maximizing your ability to interact with others in a multi-culturally diverse learning environment. In addition, you'll be eligible to register in up to five credit courses which may be applied to future studies in any of Seneca's diploma programs. Upon successful completion of this program, you may apply to the diploma program of your choice.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or a mature applicant (19 years or older).
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to understand English at an ESL preparatory level through completion of high school ESL courses or one of the following:
    • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 
    • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment
    • Completion of a suitable level in a college English Language program
    • TOEFL paper-based, internet-based; IELTS; Pearson Test of English (PTE)
    • Seneca EWP100 - Writing Assessment and Placement
  • Applicants to diploma and certificate programs may be recommended English for Academic Purposes (GEA) based on the results of their Seneca English Pre-Admission test.
  • Please contact admissions for more information about qualifying for this program.

Fees

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Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, you'll have the ability to:

  1. acquire effective and appropriate language skills in order to learn effectively, establish a framework for responsiveness, manage self and set personal and professional goals
  2. develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop oral and written communication competencies to a level required by business and industry
  3. evaluate arguments, separate fact and opinion, recognize points of view, acknowledge diverse values and identify implications and consequences at a level required to maximize career success in the chosen field of study
  4. examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society in order to function with personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society
  5. Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities and Social and Behavioural Sciences of vocational studies.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
CLL100 Computer Assisted Language Lab: Intermediate
EAP130 EAP: Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills
EAP160 EAP: Intermediate Listening and Speaking Skills
ICA001 Introduction to Computers and Applications
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
CAN118* Introduction to Canadian Studies
CLL200 Computer Assisted Language Lab: Advanced
EAP230 EAP: Advanced Reading and Writing Skills
EAP260 EAP: Advanced Listening and Speaking Skills
plus: General Education Course
 
* This course will not fulfill a General Education requirement for the GEA program, but may be used as a General Education option outside the GEA program.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CLL100 Computer Assisted Language Lab: Intermediate
EAP130 EAP: Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills
EAP160 EAP: Intermediate Listening and Speaking Skills
ICA001 Introduction to Computers and Applications
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
CAN118* Introduction to Canadian Studies
CLL200 Computer Assisted Language Lab: Advanced
EAP230 EAP: Advanced Reading and Writing Skills
EAP260 EAP: Advanced Listening and Speaking Skills
plus: General Education Course
 
* This course will not fulfill a General Education requirement for the GEA program, but may be used as a General Education option outside the GEA program.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
Judy.Chung@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Ashitha Jacob
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Ashitha.Jacob@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Amanda Nowensky
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26447
Amanda.Nowensky@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Interim): Maxine Britto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26924
Maxine.Britto@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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