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Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program has four levels beginning with a Low Intermediate level of language and progressing through to an Advanced level. Each level includes the following courses over a 13-week term with entry intake dates in September, January, and April.


Course descriptions


Academic Inquiry (9 hours, lecture) 

This course focuses on reading and listening skills with an emphasis on applying strategies in academic contexts. Students will also expand their vocabulary knowledge.


Academic Expression (
9 hours, lecture) 

This course focuses on effective communication through written and spoken expression.  The use of a range of grammatical structures and pronunciation features are supported.


Grammar Application
 (4.5 hours, lecture) 

This course focuses on both the accuracy and use of level-appropriate grammatical structures. 

Academic Connection (2 hours, online)

This course supports the development of students' independent academic skills in a series of 25 online modules.  This also includes a face-to-face component in LEAP 4 inviting members of the MRU community to present and prepare students for entry into credit studies.

Course costs

 Subject Domestic Tuition International Tuition
Academic Inquiry 1 $605 $1277.50
Academic Expression 1 $605 $1277.50
Grammar Application 1 $330 $700
Academic Connections 1 $160 $340
TOTAL $1700 $3595
Academic Inquiry 2 $605 $1277.50
Academic Expression 2 $605 $1277.50
Grammar Application 2 $330 $700
Academic Connections 2 $160 $340
TOTAL $1700 $3595
Academic Inquiry 3 $605 $1277.50
Academic Expression 3 $605 $1277.50
Grammar Application 3 $330 $700
Academic Connections 3 $160 $340
TOTAL $1700 $3595
Academic Inquiry 4 $605 $1277.50
Academic Expression 4 $605 $1277.50
Grammar Application 4 $235 $500
Academic Connections 4 $255 $540
TOTAL $1700 $3595

 

Additional Mandatory Fees (all students - per semester)

Recreation and Athletics: $105.22 (full-time only)

Student Services: $151.50 (full-time only)

U-Pass: $155.00

International Student Health Insurance - $230.00

For information about Domestic Student Funding click here

Sample Schedule*

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 a.m. - Noon 


Grammar Application

Academic Inquiry Academic Expression Academic Inquiry Academic Expression
Noon - 1 p.m.  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Grammar Application 1-3 or Academic Connections 4
Academic Inquiry Academic Expressions Academic Inquiry Academic Expression

 

*Includes a weekly 2-hour online module: Academic Connection