Hillsborough Community College offers an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program on three campuses: Dale Mabry, SouthShore and Ybor City. The EAP Program is designed for students who plan to study at a U.S. college or university. The EAP, Program offers six levels of instruction to help non-native English speakers reach a level of proficiency that will prepare them for better employment or for academic opportunities.
Each year, over 900 students study in the EAP program. Students come from all over the world: South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia. The rich ethnic and cultural diversity of our students is celebrated each spring semester with an International Student Festival during which students showcase the history, customs and traditions of their countries via displays, activities and performances.
All instructors have Master's degrees and experience teaching English as a Second Language. Many instructors have traveled, lived, and/or taught overseas.
EAP Classroom Instruction
Instructors take a communicative approach to teaching English, using authentic materials and focusing in "real" communication in the classroom.