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English Study (EAP)

English is the language of international business and the language of instruction at American universities.

Dr. Darlene Rompogren, E.A.P. Program Chair

Program Description

TCC's EAP Program provides a strong basis in written and spoken English. We have a wide variety of classes designed not only to improve your English ability, but also to prepare you for American classroom culture.

Special Advantages of TCC's EAP Program

  • A complete program with 5 levels of instruction, beginning through advanced.
  • Highly qualified teachers and free tutoring.
  • Guaranteed admission to TCC - It's easy to start your degree!
  • TOEFL scores not required
    The EAP Program admits students without a TOEFL score; students without a score take an EAP placement test during orientation. Students with the following minimum scores place directly into ENGL& 101 and do not need any further testing.

    Minimum  score required for direct placement into English 101:
    *Effective Fall Quarter 2014

    IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL (Internet-based) 70
    TOEFL (Computer-based) 195
    TOEFL (Paper-based) 525

A Complete Program

The EAP Program provides five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced. Classes are offered in:

  • Reading / Writing
  • Grammar / Speaking
  • Conversation / Pronunciation
  • American Culture / Discussion

EAP classes of 100+ level earn college-level credit, which you can apply to your associate degree. Students can also take certain other college classes while completing EAP classes, including:

  • Communication Studies 101
  • Art, Music, and Physical Education Classes
  • Math

Certificated Program

Students can earn a certificate in as few as 3 quarters.

  • One-year certificate in English Language and American Culture
  • EAP Program Completion certificate

To learn about the classes offered in TCC's EAP program, see the EAP Curriculum page.

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