International Centre for English for Academic Preparation (ICEAP) is a renowned comprehensive EAP education centre which has a proud history of dedication to global education. DLI No. O136931269542.

We not only offer bridging courses that fully prepare students for their success in their chosen university or college programs but also equip them with the required study skills. Students will gain familiarity with Canadian universities and colleges and their programs, enjoy the benefit of multiple admissions from Canadian post-secondary institutions, and be able to choose the program and university or college that is the best for them.

Our History

2019

King’s Campus Established

After few years successful sending outstanding graduates to King’s through King’s Bridging/ KAB/ KSP programs, ICEAP set up King’s campus in 2019. This campus, which includes its own student residence, is located on campus of King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario.

2014-2015

Accreditation

ICEAP became a member of EduCanada and was authorized to use its logo. Approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universitites, ICEAP obtained its designated learning institutions (DLI) No. O136931269542 to host international students.

2014

Toronto Campus Established

The campus is in the north eastern part of Toronto city with student classrooms, a lounge, kitchen and cafeteria. It surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and stores. It’s very convenient for students to come to school by bus from their homestay families.

2013

Accreditation

ICEAP gained Languages Canada certificate and formal membership. ICEAP also sits on the Quality Assurance Committee.

2009

Established

ICEAP established in 2009 in Nova Scotia.

Our Benefits

  • More than 300 students every year chose ICEAP for EAP Preparation.
  • We have 18 partnership universities and colleges throughout Canada.
  • We provide 8 different levels of instruction tailored to meet individual student needs in 8 week sessions year round.
  • We provide an experience in university life on King’s campus.
  • We offer an academic and cultural orientation for our students.

Our Goal

The goal of the EAP program is to supply students with the level of English language skills needed to succeed in a Canadian university or college setting.  During the program, students practice academic and language activities that they will encounter during their university studies. Activities include viewing and discussing videotaped lectures, listening and note-taking, and practicing academic reading and writing. Students will also build critical thinking and research skills and participate in discussions and seminars.

Accreditation

ICEAP is accredited by those bodies designated to oversee schools in the education industry in Canada (DLI No. 136931269542). Canada’s Designated Institutions are listed on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare/designated-learning-institutions-list.html

Languages Canada

ICEAP is member of Languages Canada – Canada’s national language education association that offers accredited English and French programs. ICEAP staff also sit on the Quality Assurance Committee of Languages Canada.

EduCanada

EduCanada is the official Government of Canada source about studying in Canada for international students and researchers. Students may learn about Canada’s education system, apply for scholarships, and find schools like ICEAP to get more information.

Meet the
Team

Tetyana Vdovina

VP Academic

My teaching career started more than 15 years ago. In Canada, I have been working with the Toronto Catholic School Board, the Canadian College of Educators, Newcomers’ Centre of Peel, and SuOn International Academy. My credentials include a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees (major: English), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree, specializing in Theory and Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. My hands-on experience in teaching English to students with different backgrounds resulted in my publications that focused on teaching ESL, in particular reading English literary texts, and developing students’ communicative and sociocultural competences.

My career at ICEAP started in 2014 where I was employed as an EAP Instructor and promoted to Academic Lead in 2015. I enjoy working at ICEAP as it’s the perfect place where the quality of teaching is #1 priority.

Elizabeth Trew

Instructor

I am a TESL Ontario certified teacher. I began my teaching career after a varied career in business, the not-for-profit sector and government. My work experience includes communications consulting for small businesses, serving as the communications director of a community support services agency for seniors and working for two provincial politicians in constituency relations, communications and outreach. I have a BA in Psychology from Carleton University, an MBA in Marketing from McMaster University and a Public Relations Certificate from Ryerson University.

Stefanie Sosa

Instructor

I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors BA in Psychology before completing the TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma.  I’ve taken several ACE advanced teacher training courses to continue my professional growth and enrichment. I have not only worked with ESL and EAP students for over 10 years, but also as a practicum supervisor helping future teachers get the hands-on training for their careers.  Additionally, I taught for several years in South America.

Cathy Semenzin

Instructor

I am originally from Toronto, Canada, and have been teaching English as a second language since 1997.  I first started at a small language school in Treviso, Italy, where I lived for nearly 20 years and taught for 17.  Along with enjoying Italian culture, it was also an opportunity to develop my teaching skills in a variety of environments and diverse situations.  In 2014, I returned to Canada to live and settled in London, Ontario where I achieved the TESOL Certificate. Since then, I have worked for ICEAP teaching English as a second language to international students.

Dahlia Eid

Instructor

I have extensive teaching experience, with over 18 years of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students of all ages and backgrounds in universities and schools across the world. I’m a qualified teacher with a diverse academic background, where I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (with a minor in Computer Science), a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Education. I’m also a CELTA certified Teacher in the province of Ontario as well as a certified IELTS teacher. Since joining ICEAP in 2019, I have thoroughly enjoyed helping students improve their English Language and Academic skills by teaching various levels ranging from lower level ESL students (level 1) to more advanced EAP students (Level 6), as well as Pre- Masters Bridge courses(Computer Science Bridge and General Pre-Masters Bridge).

Steven Pollitt

Instructor

I am a graduate of the Physical and Health Education program at the University of Toronto. I am also a graduate of Sheridan College, where I earned a diploma in Media Studies. Although both credentials have served me well in the job market and beyond, it is teaching English that, for most of the past 20 years, has been my chief professional interest. My ESL teaching experience includes jobs in Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. It also includes several years of work in Toronto schools. I have taught all age groups, and of every level of difficulty. And after all of these hours in the classroom, I remain driven and impassioned about teaching students interested in learning the English language.

Azi Pordel

Instructor

Majoring in Linguistics with 10 years of teaching ESL overseas, I have obtained my second master’s degree from Western University in TESOL. I am a TESL Ontario Certified Teacher Trainer and had the privilege of teaching EAP at ICEAP London and ESL at the Catholic School Board. Presenting at TESL Ontario Conference in 2019, I have recently become a guest blogger at TESL Ontario Blog.

Shahrzadi Izadpanah

Instructor

As a motivated and an enthusiastic teacher, I am really interested in working with students from various backgrounds. I have had more than 10 years of teaching experience in different fields such as conversation courses, IELTS and TOEFL courses, and business English. Not only has teaching broadened my horizons, but it has also taught me new subjects. I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature. My love for literature has driven me to study for my second Master’s degree in Comparative Literature. For the time being, I have been doing my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Western University, where I have been working as a teacher assistant. I can say teaching is not just my job, it is my passion.

Jean Li

Finance Officer

I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Assumption University in Thailand and the Master of Accountancy from Brock University in Canada. I am a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner and currently working towards my CGA, CPA designation. My international studying experience has made me particularly keen on foreign language learning. I did self-study of Japanese for one year, and now I am able to carry on some basic Japanese conversation. I am also currently studying Korean in my spare time. I believe that language learning is a life long process.