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English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

EAP 1

Duration

12 Weeks

Entry

Requirements:

Per Week

20 Hours

Course Overview

The Southern English College English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) level is the first level in a two-level, 24-week EAP program. The primary goal for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students is to provide them with the skills necessary to fully integrate into an Australian University undergraduate course. The EAP program is designed to prepare students for the academic rigor of a degree course learning and assessment environment, with a focus on critical thinking, academic writing, and presentation skills. The four macro-skills are effectively integrated, which optimizes the possibility of a student becoming an autonomous learner, a pre-requisite for academic success at a university level. By the end of the program, students will be able to confidently and effectively participate in a university lecture, laboratory class, and/or a workshop. The main delivery mode is face-to-face. However, online materials and homework will provide students the opportunity to study outside the classroom in their own time.

Delivery mode and location

20 hours per week 5 hours per day level (Monday to Thursday), at Level 1 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney 2000

Core Classes

The EAP1 level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 5 hours per day level (Monday to Thursday). The core part of the EAP1 level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. The content includes:

  • Topics that allow for students to practice conversational and academic English.
  • Grammar and vocabulary learning is presented in context.
  • Critical thinking is connected to all four macro skills.
  • Appendices include self-correct sheets, peer editing worksheets, and an academic word guide.

Students will study the following skill areas: speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary, critical thinking, and English for the internet age. As this period is the core part of the student’s learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive and supportive classroom environment, while at the same time acclimatizing students to an appropriate degree of academic intensity. The last two hours of the shift will focus on two specific skills – critical thinking and essay writing. These practical classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the Core Classes.
Upon successful completion of the EAP1 level, students will be able to transfer to the EAP2 level.

Entry Requirements

In order to qualify for this level, prospective students must achieve:

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
  • PTE Academic 36 or equivalent.
  • TOEFL iBT 35 or equivalent.
  • Achieve an Intermediate level on the pre-entry test (onshore only) or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete the General English Intermediate Level.

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EAP 2

Duration

12 Weeks

Entry

Requirements:

Per Week

20 Hours

Course Overview

The Southern English College English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) level is the second level in a two-level 24-week EAP program. The primary goal for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students is to give them the skills to integrate into an Australian University undergraduate course fully. The EAP program is designed to prepare students for the academic rigor of a degree course learning and assessment environment, with a focus on critical thinking, academic writing, and presentation skills. The four macro-skills are effectively integrated, which optimizes the possibility of a student becoming an autonomous learner, a pre-requisite for academic success at a university level. By the end of the program, students will be able to confidently and effectively participate in a university lecture, laboratory class, and/or a workshop. The main delivery mode is face-to-face. However, online materials and homework will provide students the opportunity to study outside the classroom in their own time.

Delivery mode and location

20 hours per week 5 hours per day level (Monday to Thursday), at Level 1 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney 2000

Core Classes

The EAP2 level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 5 hours per day level (Monday to Thursday). The core part of the level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. The lesson content includes extra research tasks on paragraph development and references to help students avoid plagiarism; More contemporary, subject-specific writing and reading tasks as well as model essays to get students ready for academic study. Moreover, it grants greater focus on key academic areas – such as business.

Students will study the following skill areas: speaking, reading and critical thinking, language (grammar), writing, and listening and note-taking. As this period is the core part of the student’s learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive and supportive classroom environment, while at the same time acclimatizing students to an appropriate degree of academic intensity.
The last two hours of the shift will focus on two specific skills – critical thinking and essay writing. These practical classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes. Upon successful completion of the EAP2 level, students will be able to articulate into an undergraduate university degree course.

Entry Requirements

In order to qualify for this level, prospective students must achieve:

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
  • PTE Academic 43 or equivalent.
  • TOEFL iBT 46 or equivalent.
  • Achieve an Upper-Intermediate level on the pre-entry test (onshore only) or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete the General English Upper-Intermediate Level.

Fees

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