Update on COVID‑19

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Dalhousie ESL Programs Message for EAP Applicants

We want to let you know the EAP Program is proceeding without interruption because of the COVID-19 situation. However, the EAP Program will now be delivered as online courses starting April.

The online EAP course will reflect the same material you would study in person and will meet the same high standards of teaching and learning as the face-to-face EAP courses. Successful completion of the EAP Program in this online format will continue to meet the English language requirements for admission into your degree program at Dalhousie University. 

There are currently three (3) start dates you can choose from to join the EAP Program Online:

  1. EAP September 2020 session: September 14 - December 11, 2020 (all EAP levels)
  2. EAP January 2021 session: January 11 - April 09, 2021 (all EAP levels)
  3. EAP April 2021 session: April 19 - July 09, 2021 (all EAP levels)

For EAP courses beginning in January 2021 or later, all levels of the EAP Program will be offered 100% online. When international travel restrictions are lifted and Dalhousie University allows in-person English language classes again, we will offer the EAP Program in two modes: 100% online or face-to-face mode in Halifax. If you choose to switch to face-to-face mode at that time, we will inform you and make any necessary adjustments to your EAP Letter of Acceptance (LOA). The usual pre-requisites for entry into Canada as a student, such as a valid study permit and visa, will continue to apply as we are able to again offer the EAP Program in face-to-face mode.

Click here to learn more about the EAP 100% Online courses.

News for all students regarding study permits

You may have started studying EAP from your home country without a Canadian study permit, or be planning to start studying EAP from your home country without a study permit. But you will eventually need a Canadian study permit for when you travel to Halifax, either to continue in the EAP Program or to begin your degree program at Dal.

On July 14, 2020, the Canadian government (IRCC) announced temporary changes that will make it easier to start the process to get your study permit. Make sure you read this important information here, and also that you make an appointment with Dalhousie’s International Centre to get advice as you start your study permit application.

Dalhousie ESL Programs Current Students

We want you to know that your health and safety are our primary concern.

During this emergency time when the COVID-19 pandemic is causing us to change our normal routine, please keep informed about your EAP program and enrolment in your degree program:

  • Your instructors will be in touch with you regarding completing this term and the start of the next term
  • Keep up to date with the latest news from Dalhousie Admissions

If you have any questions, please contact us at esl@dal.ca.

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