English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
TCC's EAP Program provides a strong basis in written and spoken English for international students looking to study in the United States. The EAP program offers a wide variety of classes designed not only to improve English language and study skills, but also to prepare students for the U.S. college classroom.
Advantages of TCC's EAP Program
- A complete program with five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced
- Highly qualified teachers with degrees specific to English language learning and who have international backgrounds/experience
- Linked courses that allow students to count their EAP courses as college credit
- Skill development, including presentation practice, lecture note-taking, source referencing, research methods, and more!
- Free tutoring
- NO TOEFL scores required
The EAP Program admits students without a TOEFL or IELTS score; students take an EAP placement test during International Student Orientation.
Students with the following minimum scores place directly into ENGL& 101 and do not need any further testing:
*Please note: TOEFL and IELTS scores have a two year validation period. **Scores effective Fall Quarter 2014
A Complete Program
The EAP Program provides five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced within the areas of Grammar/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Pronunciation/Conversation and Discussion/American Culture.
Linked Courses give EAP students the opportunity to join traditional college-level classes with American students and earn academic credit toward their degree prior to completing the English program.
- Level 4: EAP 99 linked with ART&100
- Level 5: EAP 154 linked with CMST&101
EAP classes at level 100+ award college-level credit. Students can take additional college classes while completing the EAP program including:
- Communication Studies 101
- Art, Music, and Physical Education
Finally, students can earn a certificate in as few as three quarters. Certificates include: English Language and American Culture (one-year certification) and EAP Program Completion
|Intro||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Grammar: EAP 85 (15 cr.)||Grammar: EAP 95 (14 cr.)||Grammar: EAP 95 (5 cr.)||Grammar: EAP 93 (5 cr.)||Grammar: EAP 94 (5 cr.) or EAP 99 (10 cr.) Linked with ART& 100||Grammar: EAP 155 (5 cr.) or EAP 154 (10 cr.) Linked with CMST& 101|
|Reading & Writing: EAP 85 (15 cr.)||Reading & Writing: EAP 95 (14 cr.)||Reading & Writing: EAP 96 (10 cr.)||Reading & Writing: EAP 97 (10 cr.)||Reading & Writing: EAP 98 (8 cr.) or EAP 99 (10 cr.) Linked with ART& 100||Reading & Writing: EAP 159 (7 cr.) or EAP 154 (10 cr.) Linked with CMST& 101|
|Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 88 (3 cr.)||Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 89 (3 cr.)||Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 90 (2 cr.)||Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 90/91 (optional 2 cr.)||Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 191 (optional 2 cr.)||Pronunciation & Conversation: EAP 193 (optional 2 cr.)|
|Discussion & Culture:||Discussion & Culture:||Discussion & Culture:||Discussion & Culture: EAP 190 (optional 3 cr.)||Discussion & Culture: EAP 190 (optional 3 cr.)||Discussion & Culture: EAP 194 (optional 3 cr.)|
Contact EAP Faculty
Dr. Darlene Rompogren
EAP Department Chair