Courses

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program teaches the fundamentals of English as well as North American culture and academic traditions. Core courses include:

  • Academic Listening & Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Grammar

Academic Support Hours

CultureWorks students have Academic Support built into their schedule. At the start of each term, students are assigned an academic advisor. During their weekly Academic Support hour, students will engage in a variety of activities, including small-group and partnered academic skill building activities. They will also have the opportunity to work with their academic advisor one-on-one to help them achieve academic success.

Sample Schedule ~ CultureWorks Level 5 Schedule
(Each course is taught by a different, specialized teacher. Start times vary by campus)

Monday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30-9:20Listening & SpeakingReadingWriting
9:30-10:20Listening & SpeakingReadingWritingAcademic SupportWriting
10:30-11:20WritingReadingListening & SpeakingGrammarReading
11:30-12:20WritingReadingAcademic Listening
& Speaking
GrammarReading
12:30-1:20Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1:30-2:20GrammarReading SupportListening & SpeakingWriting Support
2:30 – 3:20Listening & SpeakingGrammar SupportListening & Speaking
3:30-4:20Online Academic Reading

Find Your Level

LevelIELTSTOEFL ibtCAELCEFROxford
Online Test
*
PTEDuolingo
24.02910A230-392460
34.53220B1**40-493070
45.0
(no band <4.5)
363050-593680
55.5
(no band <5.0)
4640B2**60-694290
66.0605070-7950100
76.0
(no band <6.0)
75+6080+55
(no band <50)
110
Note: This chart provides potential CultureWorks students with a provisional CultureWorks English level placement. Level placement will be made official following the first week of class. Official standardized test scores only. Considered valid within 6 months of the test date. Students without an official test score will be required to take a CultureWorks’ intake test prior to the start of the term to determine level placement. 
* The Oxford Online Test is not an official standardized test. It may be followed by further CultureWorks testing to determine level.
**Students with a CEFR score of B1 or B2 on the placement test will be put into Level 3 or Level 5, respectively. During the first week of school, the teachers will check their work to see if they have the skills to move up to Level 4 or Level 6, respectively.