English for Academic Purposes India - ELS 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - India

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About the program

Improving your English language proficiency to prepare you for university study is the first step toward earning a degree abroad, and toward a bright future. If your goal is to learn English for college or university study in India, or if you wish to apply for conditional admission to any of the 600+ universities ELS is partnered with, our English for Academic Purposes English course in India may be the right English training for you.

This intensive academic English course includes 12 levels of English language proficiency (from Beginner to Masters) – ELS has placement tests to evaluate your abilities, so you can begin your studies at the right pace.

Certificate of Completion

Successful completion of Level 112 of the EAP program earns you a Certificate of Completion that 600+ ELS college and university partners accept as proof of the English proficiency needed for admission. Many two-year partner colleges will accept Level 109.

If you successfully complete EAP English 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, space permitting.


The EAP course curriculum is designed to teach you how to speak English accurately and with confidence while you gain the skills needed to easily transition to university study. With 30 lessons per week, you will learn the fundamentals of the English language in conjunction with vital study techniques for academic success.

  • Key Language Skills: Our English courses cover all essential language skills such as: listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. You will learn to speak with clarity, listen carefully, and gain the writing competencies necessary to complete your academic assignments with ease and accuracy.
  • Key University Success Skills: To succeed academically, you will need to learn important study techniques specific to the curriculum of colleges and universities in India. Our EAP program teaches you critical thinking, how to deliver presentations, public speaking, note-taking, academic research, and more.
  • Skills Enhancement Classes: Exact courses offered at each location may vary, but ELS Centers offer Skills Enhancement Classes dedicated to subjects such as University Preparation, Summarizing and Paraphrasing, Advanced Writing Workshop, Developing Vocabulary Skills, Advanced Presentations, and Academic Skills – enabling you to not only learn the English language, but also become part of the conversation. 

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 Centers 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 programs 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
  • Enroll in the Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL iBT® or Business English Program (available at select Centers)
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 program
  • Begin a University Certificate Program 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 program

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