Canadian Institute for Applied Learning: English Language Programs

English for Academic Purposes Program

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed for applicants who are:

  • Interested in studying in English but whose first language or language of study is not English.
  • Seeking an English language immersion experience.
  • Seeking to attain an IELTS band of 5 or a TOEFL score of 500 for undergraduate studies.
  • Seeking to attain an IELTS band of 6 or a TOEFL score of 600 or more for graduate studies.
  • Interested in pursuing studies at Canadian University Dubai and/or further studies in Canada.

We have 4 courses in our EAP Program. Each course targets your English language proficiency level to help you develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and reach your targeted IELTS or TOEFL score. You will also study academic skills such as note-taking, presentation delivery, and critical thinking to help you succeed in your academic journey.

Placement in EAP Level

You are placed in a level based on your IELTS exam or TOEFL exam scores. If you do not have these scores, you may take our free Placement Test. Course duration, contact hours, cost, and test scores for placement are outlined below:

Hours of Instruction, cost, and test scores for placement are outlined below:

Program Number in Weeks Hours per week Pre-requisite Allowed Enrolment in General Education Credits Price
EAP - 101 6.5 20 Below IELTS 4 or TOEFL 400 3 credits (one course) 5,600.00 AED
EAP - 201 6.5 20 IELTS 4 to 4.4 or TOEFL 400-449 6 credits (two courses) 5,600.00 AED
EAP - 301 6.5 12 IELTS 4.5 to 4.9 or TOEFL 450-499 9 credits (three courses) 4,380.00 AED
EAP - 401 6.5 12 IELTS 5-5.9 or TOEFL 500-599 No maximum 4,380.00 AED

*Course fees include textbooks and access to MyEnglishLab*

EAP Program Registration & Incidental Fees

Description Rate (pre-VAT) VAT VAT Amount Total Amount
Registration Fee 100.00 5% 5.00 105.00
SRFID 165.00 5% 8.25 173.25
Total 278.25

2019-2020 EAP Course Schedule

Semester Course Start Date Course End Date Final Exam Date
Fall 1 September 8 October 17 October 22
Fall 2 November 3 December 12 December 17
Spring 1 January 12 February 20 February 25
Spring 2 March 8 April 23 April 28
Summer 1 May 10 June 18 June 23
Summer 2 July 5 August 13 August 18

*One EAP Level 4 course will start October 7th. The course is scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the CUD campus. To register, please contact us.


Students can register through the Admissions Office. Please contact us directly for more information by emailing,or by calling +971 (0)4 3219090 or +971 (0)4 7096872.

Ms. Lisa Kassem
  • Master and Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Position:Lecturer and Coordinator of English for Academic Purposes
  • Extension:+9714 709 6872
  • Location:Hall C1-10.10


Lisa Kassem holds an M.A. in English Literature from Carleton University as well as certificates in TESOL and Technical Communication. She has a background as a writer and editor for the Government of Canada and IBM, as a faculty of English at the American University of Sharjah, and as a faculty and Co-Chair of the Department of English and Writing Studies at Zayed University. She has returned to Canadian University Dubai to teach English for Academic Purposes and lead the program.