EAP: Acquire the Tools for Academic Success
For non-native English speakers who need to improve their English skills to meet the challenges of academic study, there is Lakeland’s EAP (English for Academic Purposes) program. The EAP is an intensive program designed to assist students to acquire not only English language skills but also the academic and study skills necessary for college success.
Teachers in the EAP program help students improve their general English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and increase their knowledge of vocabulary necessary for college study. What makes the program unique, however, is that EAP classes focus on developing such academic abilities as note-taking, summarizing, test-taking, essay writing, classroom discussion, and presentation skills.
Intensive Study: EAP students attend 5 days a week, 3 classes per day—in all, students spend over 21 hours per week in the classroom. In addition, they can expect 2 or more hours of homework nightly. The intensive workload enables students to maximize their time as they work to develop their academic English skill and prepares them for the demands of college study in a foreign language.
Small Classes: As the average EAP class size is 17 students, teachers are able to give full attention to each student. In addition, each teacher is available outside the classroom for daily office hours to give individual students extra help or just to talk.
Study in a Communicative Environment: All EAP classes are set up to allow students maximum time to talk to their classmates and to the teacher. Even activities such as checking homework are considered a chance for small-group speaking practice, ensuring that students have ample opportunity to develop the English speaking fluency necessary to survive in an Academic setting. Many new students report that they have never been asked “What do you think?” and “Why do you think so?” in a classroom before---in the EAP program, students can expect to hear these questions and to share their ideas and opinions in every class!
An All-English Environment: Lakeland is not a Japanese college--it’s an American college; therefore, students are required to use only English in EAP classes. Moreover, the international atmosphere at LCJ insures that the “global language” of English is being spoken outside the classroom as well.
Visa Sponsorship: As recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbushou), Lakeland is the only American college in Japan that can sponsor full-time student visas for EAP students.
Earn College Credit: EAP classes are not just training for college classes—they are college classes. Students who complete Lakeland College Japan’s EAP program and continue on to Lakeland’s Home Campus in Wisconsin are eligible to receive 12 credits towards their Bachelor’s Degree, saving significant amounts of both time and money.
The Right Level for You: The EAP program is comprised of 5 levels
Each student is placed in the class appropriate for his or her English skill and will use textbooks and materials particular to that class level. Students study in one class level for the duration of a 14-week semester (coinciding with Lakeland’s Academic semester schedule).
EAP Faculty: All EAP faculty members are native speakers of English, have earned graduate degrees (Master’s or Ph.D.), and all have extensive teaching experience, both in Japan and other countries.
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