Pre-Academic Program (EAP)
For non-native English speakers who need to improve their English skills to meet the challenges of academic study, there is Lakeland’s EAP (English for Academic Purposes) program. The EAP is an intensive program designed to assist students in not only acquiring English language skills but also the academic and study skills necessary for university success.
Teachers in the EAP program help students improve their general English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and increase their knowledge of vocabulary necessary for university study. What makes the program unique, however, is that EAP classes focus on developing such academic abilities as note-taking, summarizing, test-taking, essay writing, classroom discussion, and presentation skills.
Additional Merits of EAP
- Average Class Size: 17
- Study in a Communicative Environment: All classes are designed to allow students maximum time to talk to their classmates and instructor.
- An All-English Environment: Students are required to use only English in EAP classes.
- Visa Sponsorship: Lakeland University Japan is the only American college in Japan that can sponsor full-time student visas for EAP students.
- Earn College Credit: Time spent in the EAP program can earn up to 12 credits towards your Bachelor's Degree when transferring to the Lakeland home campus.
For more about applying to the EAP program, check out the admissions page overview here. Or you can fill out the short form below and one of our admissions counselors will be in touch soon. We're happy to mail you a full package of information about the university, or better yet, schedule a campus visit if you happen to be in Tokyo!