APSC 199 and Academic English Support

English Proficiency Test (EPT)

All engineering students are required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) before they finish their degree, including international students. The test involves listening to a description of a situation in English, summarizing the information, and writing a memo using the information.

For the dates and evaluation scheme, please visit our EPT page.

infographic with tips for the EPT

Infographic: Tips for APSC 199 (English Profiency Test) [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Academic English Supports

These are campus-wide services that will help support passing the EPT and gaining overall English practice skills:

English Support for Engineers (ESE) Program

ESE Program is intended for students who fail to pass the EPT test. This program provides drop-in workshops from week 6 to week 12 in both fall and winter term. You don’t need to be registered for the program to attend.

For more information, please refer to the EPT page.

SASS Support for Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers one-on-one meetings with a specialist who would create plan for you to improve your English and give lessons on the areas that need improvement. SASS also offers drop-in academic English support where a specialist would answer your questions.

For more information, please visit the SASS website.

QUIC English Conversation Group

The English Conversation Group at QUIC meets once a week on Thursday. The conversation is led by a few Canadian student volunteers. This is a good opportunity to practice oral English and improve cross-cultural awareness.

For more information, please visit the QUIC website.