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English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP)

The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP) equips students with the academic language skills necessary for successful college studies in all disciplines while giving them access to degree programs. EAPP courses focus on the type of English students encounter in an academic context. These courses introduce them to the culture of an academic community and help them develop the skills required to meet the expectations of college courses. Students not only improve their competence in English for academic purposes, but they also become familiar with the methods of college-level study and acquire appropriate skills by

  • following lectures and taking notes
  • writing in an academic style
  • delivering presentations
  • working in groups
  • problem solving
  • developing analytical skills

Students receive intensive English training in the classroom as well as academic support outside the classroom through tutoring services.


EAPP Courses

EAP 999 Pre-Academic English (10 hours instruction/week)

Designed to help students develop the full range of skills needed to enter EAP 1000, this course provides intensive and extensive work in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

EAP 1000 Fundamentals of Academic English (12 hours instruction/week)

This course is for students with a basic knowledge of English who need to practice oral and written structures and expand their vocabulary to develop academic English skills.

EAP 1001 English for Academic Purposes I (9 hours instruction/week)

In this course, students will increase the accuracy, range, and complexity of their oral and written communication in academic settings.

EAP 1002 English for Academic Purposes II (6 hours instruction/week)

Students who already demonstrate good knowledge of the language will take this course to improve their competence in using English in a variety of academic contexts.

All four courses are offered for non-graduation credit.


Earn credit towards your degree

Students enrolled in EAP 1001 English for Academic Purposes I and EAP 1002 English for Academic Purposes II may concurrently attend General Education courses appropriate for their level and earn up to 9 credits towards graduation.


Placement Test

Applicants who, upon applying for admission to the College, do not provide evidence of proficiency in English will need to register for the College’s placement test. The placement test determines students’ fluency in English in order to place them in a course that meets their needs. The College uses the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT), which measures test takers’ English language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For an interactive demonstration of the Oxford Online Placement Test, visit www.oxfordenglishtesting.com. The test is free of charge.

Placement test sign-ups:

For Greek students, contact the Office of Admissions
Tel.: 210 600 9800 ext. 1410
E-mail: admissions@acg.edu

For international students, contact the Office of International Admissions
Tel.: 210 600 9800 ext. 1317, 1412
E-mail: internationalstudents@acg.edu


English for Academic Purposes Program Contact Information

Dr. Sophia Zevgoli

Deree – The American College of Greece
6 Gravias St. 153 42 Aghia Paraskevi
Athens-Greece
Tel.: +30 210 600 9800, ext. 1501
E-mail: eapp@acg.edu