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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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Course Description

Our EAP program is designed for students who wish to study in an English-speaking high school or post-secondary institution. The program consists of six levels, from beginner to advanced.

Each level is covered in an eight-week semester, and students have 25 contact hours with a teacher each week.


On successful completion of Level 5*, students may move onto high school or take the entrance test for the University and College Bridging Program (UBP).


Our High School partners include Shambala School, Nova Scotia International Student Program and Halifax Grammar School.






Start Date

1 Textbook per level

25 hours per week

Monday to Friday

8 weeks per level

1   2   3   4   5*   →  UBP

How much does studying EAP at HLIC cost?

The cost of your course will depend on your length of study. For an accurate quote, please contact us at HLIC. 

All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada.

Homestay is offered to students who are studying with HLIC for at least 1 week or longer. Homestay cost includes 3 meals per day. Click here for more information about our homestay program.



Admissions Fee

Health Insurance

Activities Fee

Homestay Fee

Homestay Application

Security Deposit

$375 per week

$150 per level

$150 (non-refundable)

$2 per day


$300 per week

$200 (non-refundable)

$400 (refundable)


HLIC Calendar 2024/2025

EAP, UBP: Courses required to attend English-speaking highschools, colleges and universities begin and end on designated dates throughout the year.

ESL, Other English Courses: English programs not required for further studies can begin on any Monday of the year, except for Public Holidays and HLIC Closure Dates.

Public Holidays 2024:

Monday, January 1

Monday, February 19
Monday, April 1

Monday, July 1

Monday, September 2


Winter 1

Winter 2


Spring 1

Summer 1


Fall 1

Fall 2


Start Date

January 3

February 26

April 22

April 29

June 24

August 19

August 26

October 21

December 16

End Date

February 23

April 19

April 26

June 21

August 16

August 23

October 18

December 13

January 3, 2025

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