(CRICOS Code 060426K)
|Class hours||20 hours per week Tue-Fri 8:30 – 14:15
|Location||123 Lonsdale Street, VIC. 3000, Melbourne (facilities gallery)|
|Average class size||15 students|
|Levels available||Level 3|
|Entry requirements||Minimum Level 3 or IELTS 5.5|
If you are planning to enrol in further study in Australia you may need more than only General English language preparation. This EAP course has been designed specifically to develop the language capability, critical, analytical and other relevant skills required to successfully cope with tertiary studies. The EAP course consolidates language competence while building study skills and problem-solving abilities.
The main aims of the EAP course are to develop the language skills, the academic skills and cultural awareness needed for successful living in Australia and studying in Australian universities. Language skills include: Study Skills, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. These areas of study include preparation for the following situations or study activities:
planning, writing drafts, revising, organizing information, using quotations, footnotes, referencing, using data, proofreading, oral summaries and presentations
|Participating in classroom discussions, Planning and conducting short surveys, Oral presentations, Making requests, suggestions and negotiating in academic contexts|
|Listening to formal/ informal conversations in academic contexts, Listening and following lectures, talks and presentations, Following sets of sequences and instructions, Academic listening and note-taking|
|Writing short research summaries, Planning, drafting and editing argumentative essays and research surveys, Describing diagrams, tables and charts, Paraphrasing referenced material|
|Reading a range of texts, Identifying text types and features, Reading for gist and specific information, Skimming and scanning|
|Learning and using a range of grammatical structures, functions and vocabulary items to communicate ideas for a range of texts|
|Academic referencing, Maintaining an assessment portfolio, Locating relevant research information, Identifying and using independent learning strategies|
During the course students complete assessments that test their ability to engage in academic research and present their findings in both aural and written text. Students are tested in the four macro skill areas inclusive of essay writing, report writing, summary writing, listening and note-taking, and presenting.