English for Academic Purposes (EAP) refers to the language and communication skills required for academic study and research. This includes reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in academic settings. EAP courses are designed to help non-native English speakers improve their academic language proficiency in order to participate effectively in university-level study. Topics commonly covered in EAP courses include academic vocabulary, essay writing, research skills, and presentation skills. EAP also helps students understand and produce the types of writing and speaking expected in academic contexts, such as essays, research papers, and academic presentations.