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English for Academic Purposes

Do you want to study academic English, focusing on the right skills for reading, writing, listening and speaking?

Lake Michigan College's English for Academic Purposes courses can help.

  • Develop reading and vocabulary strategies to understand textbooks.
  • Master complex English grammar structures.
  • Improve your academic writing skills.
  • Learn how to make engaging presentations for college-level classes.
  • Speak and write with confidence.

Learn from experienced language teachers who hold masters-level TESOL qualifications and have at least five years' experience teaching English to international students and second language learners at the college and university level.

Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 classes will be taught remotely through Zoom, at set times.

Check the Schedule of Classes for more information.


EAP Courses

Academic Writing (EAP 091), 3 credits

Learn how to write well-developed paragraphs and essays. Find out how to self-edit so you can clearly present your ideas. A working thesis, topic sentences, supporting ideas and writing cohesion are reinforced through writing three to five paragraphs and a formal essay throughout the course.

EAP Speaking and Listening (EAP 092), 3 credits

Sharpen your English listening skills to be better prepared to listen to academic lectures. Learn how to take notes to help you remember each lecture. Improve your academic vocabulary and discussion skills to be better equipped to interact with your instructors and classmates.

EAP Reading (EAP 093), 3 credits

Develop reading strategies to help you read and understand academic materials. Learn how to analyze and respond to textbook information. Special projects will include a novel study and independent reading to further develop your skills.



Both international and domestic English language learners (ELLs) who do not meet E and or R prerequisites on LMC placement tests may qualify to take these courses. Talk with your academic advisor or email the ESL Program Specialist at to find out if you qualify. 


The cost of each course is based on LMC tuition and fees. Textbooks and related course materials are an additional cost.


Contact the ESL Program Specialist


Phone: (269) 927-4557

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