English for Academic Purposes

The EAP course you take will depend upon your English language skills at the time of entry. You will need to provide a valid IELTS or TOEFL test score prior to registering for EAP, to ensure that you enter the appropriate program. Without a valid test score, you will automatically be placed in EAP - 101.

The course content for each EAP program is designed to take you from your current level to the corresponding Target IELTS score, in the designated time period, as outlined below.

Program Duration in Weeks Hours per week Pre-requisite Target
IELTS score
Credits allowed
(Arabic stream Communication students)
6 12 N/A 4.5 9
EAP - 101 12 15 Below IELTS 4 or TOEFL 400 5.0 3
EAP - 201 12 10 IELTS 4.0 or TOEFL 400-449 5.0 6
EAP - 301 6 12 IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 450-499 5.0 9

Program Overview

Our EAP classes are delivered in a friendly, multicultural environment, are student centered, and university-program tailored. Courses are run in conjunction with the University Academic Calendar; please contact the EAP Coordinator for details.

Participants work collaboratively with their instructors and peers to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English through a number of up-to-date teaching methodologies. Participants also study academic skills such as note-taking, presentation delivery, and critical thinking. EAP students are encouraged to become involved in University life and to feel part of the learning community.

Unique opportunities for EAP students include:

  • A pen pal system with instructors and existing students at Canadian University Dubai to practice fluency in writing.
  • Access to the EAP program website and online forum, where additional language practice and class updates are available (i.e. Moodle).
  • An extensive reading program for students who enjoy English literature.
  • Use of state-of-art resources and technology.


Students can register through the Admissions Office. Please contact us directly for more information regarding registration by emailing  ConEd@cud.ac.ae or by calling the recruitment office on +971 (0)4 3219090.