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English for academic purpose

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CRICOS Course Code: 096193C

The EAP course is a 12 week, 20 hours per week. The core part of the course is the first two and a half hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. 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 students’ learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive and supportive classroom environment, while at the same time climatising students to an appropriate degree of academic intensity.
The last hour and a half of the day 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.

Course Rationale

The primary goal for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students is to give them the skills to fully integrate into an Australian University undergraduate course. The EAP Course is designed to prepare students for the academic rigour of a degree course learning and assessment environment, with a focus on critical thinking, academic writing and presentation skills. This EAP course effectively integrates the four macro-skills, which optimises the possibility of a student becoming an autonomous learner, a pre-requisite for academic success at a university level. By the end of the course, students will be able to confidently and effectively participate in a university lecture, lab class and workshop.

Course Details

Course Level:Non AQF Award
Course Name:English for Academic Purposes

Delivery Method

Duration (weeks):12 weeks
Mode of Delivery:Face to Face

Course entry requirements

  • Passing a pre-entry test, or having a minimum level of intermediate in General English;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement.

Course Fee

Tuition Fee:AU$400 per week(Offshore), AU$200 per week(Onshore)
Enrolment Fee:AU$250*
Course Material Fee:AU$50*

*One off payment only, not payable with subsequent enrolment.

*Material fee covers 12-week duration of the course (optional).

Overseas student Health cover (OSHC)

Type of Coverage:Duration:Price:
Single12 months$517*
Couples 12 months$3,001*
Family 12 months$5,373*

*These prices are determined by the Insurance Provider and may be subject to change without any advance notice please inquire with IIB for confirmation of pricing.


Extended Essay Project (Week 4)

All of Week 4 (Core Classes) will be spent preparing for and completing this task

Listening and Notetaking Exercise (Week 8) – Based on Appendix E of Student Book. Students will prepare for this task outside of class hours

Oral Presentation Project (Week 12)

All of Week 12 (Core Classes) will be spent preparing for and completing this task

During weeks in which summative tasks occur, one Friday session will be set aside for student counselling. Each student will have 5-10 minutes with the teacher to discuss individual progress and how to improve in areas that the student is struggling in.

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