English for Academic Purposes India – ELS 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – India

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About the programme

The English for Academic Purposes Programme is designed for international students who want to attend a college or university abroad, including students who wish to apply for conditional admission to any of ELS's 650+ partner institutions. If college or university study abroad is your goal, the intensive ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme can help prepare you for success in an academic setting. Morning classes are dedicated to Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (in levels 101-109) or Skills Enhancement Classes (in Masters levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Afternoon classes are dedicated to reading and writing.

Successful completion of Level 112 of the EAP programme earns you a Certificate of Completion that is accepted by ELS's 650+ college and university partners as proof of the English proficiency needed for admission. Many two-year partner colleges will accept Level 109.

Space in Masters classes permitting, if you successfully complete EAP Level 112 and wish to continue to study the Masters curriculum, you may pursue three additional modules of Masters content for additional challenge and growth.


  • Key language skills: Listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar
  • Key University Success Skills: Critical thinking, presentations, public speaking, note-taking, academic research and more
  • Skills Enhancement Classes: Exact courses offered at each location may vary, but skills enhancement classes may be dedicated to subjects such as university preparation, summarising and paraphrasing, advanced writing workshop, developing vocabulary skills, advanced presentations and academic skills.

English for Academic Purposes - India

  • Age Requirements
    • 17+
  • ELS levels covered
    • 12 levels: 101 (Beginner) to 112 (Masters)
  • Maximum students / class
    • 20 students - Skills Enhancements classes
    • 15 students - all others
  • Number of centres offered
    • 1
  • Lessons / Week
    • 30
    • 50 minutes each Monday – Friday
  • Session / level
    • 1 session (4 weeks) for each level
  • Start dates annually
    • 12

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ELS offers 12 levels of instruction to accommodate students of all abilities. All ELS programmes offer placement testing to help determine your level of proficiency and place you in the level that is the best fit for you.

You will learn the basics and foundations of the English language in the lower levels. As you progress through the levels, you will find more and more complexity in your courses.

At the end of each three-month session, students who meet the requirements of their level will move up to the next level.

As you move through the levels, you will gain new opportunities through more challenging courses and through higher education options.
Levels 101/102/103
  • Communicates at a basic level in everyday situations
  • Understands English when spoken to slowly and clearly
  • Understands a few words and phrases
  • Responds to simple questions and directions
  • These abilities and options apply to both English for Academic Purposes and General English
  • These abilities and options apply to English for Academic Purposes students, who receive more reading and writing as part of a balanced curriculum.
Levels 104/105/106
  • Communicates facts and opinions 
  • Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Carries on conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions
Option on completion
  • Enrol in the Complete Prep programme for the TOEFL iBT® or Business English programme (available at select centres)
Levels 107/108/109
  • Communicates effectively in most social situations
  • Understands a wide range of idioms
  • Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English with growing accuracy and fluency, including reading and writing
  • Participates fully in most conversations
Option on completion
  • Begin an undergraduate degree programme
  • Begin a University Certificate programme at participating ELS locations

Levels 110/111/112
  • Speaks and understands English with ease
  • Reads and writes with sufficient proficiency to satisfy professional and university requirements
  • Conducts business competently in English    
Option on completion
  • Begin an undergraduate or graduate degree programme

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