ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
(CRICOS Code 010029D)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a 24 week course that helps students develop build skills in formal and semi-formal and written and spoken English. EAP is also a preparation course for entry to Vocational Colleges with a strong practical component. *
EAP provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of English from school or university in their home country and to extend it in a wide range of in-class and out-of-class learning activities.
There is a strong focus on speaking and listening with audio and video tasks and regular oral presentations which give students the skills to communicate in English with confidence. The reading and writing component are especially useful for students who plan to use their English in further study. The course also includes some preparation for tests such as IELTS.
Successful completion of EAP L1 will give entry to vocational colleges with an IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) entry requirement and also to EAP L2.
Successful completion of EAP L2 will give entry to vocational colleges with an IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) entry requirement and also to EDE L1.
English for Academic Purposes English Language Entry Requirements
Students will be required to take an entry test, or provide evidence of English proficiency from a recognised English test e.g. IELTS, TOEFL.
To enter EAP L1, students must have an overall score of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with no skill less than 4.5). Students who do not meet the entry requirements to EAP L1 directly will be required to attend General English first.
Students who are at a higher English level (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no skill less than 5.5) may be able to enrol directly in Level 2 of the course.
*Please contact ECA directly for enquirers about English for Academic Purposes entry requirements and available pathways to Vocational Institutions.
Please note: Students must be at least 18 years old and intending to undertake tertiary study within 12 months of completing their English course. Students must provide evidence of English proficiency from a recognised English test e.g. IELTS, TOEIC, achieved within the last 12 months. If the English proficiency test score is older that 12 months, students will be required to take an EAP entrance test.