CRICOS Course Code: 097080D
The English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate) (EAP) course is designed to give students an introduction to the academic culture and English-language requirements of Australian vocational education. This course is intended for students wishing to undertake vocational education and training in Australia. The EAP course is designed to enable the students to proceed to courses at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level. The course aims to develop student awareness, knowledge and skills in the use of English as the language of teaching and learning in a vocational environment.
The course includes reading comprehension, listening and note-taking, essay and report writing skills, oral presentation and debating skills, mastering academic and workplace speech, reference and research skills, and grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Learning activities focus on writing, reading and listening, grammar and vocabulary development, oral presentation skills, research skills and web literacy. The course also aims to develop critical literacy and critical thinking.
Applicants should be over 18 years old at the time of commencement.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
One of the following results is required for entry to English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate):
- IELTS (Academic) 4.5+
- TOEFL PBT 475/IBT 45
- Pearson (Academic) 30
The course components are structured as:
|Oral Communication||Week 1 – Oral Communication, Conversational English|
|Week 2 – Oral Communication, Learning|
|Grammar||Week 3 – Grammar (Nouns and Pronouns)|
|Week 4 – Grammar (Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Punctuation, Prepositions)|
|Week 5 – Grammar (Determiners, Conjunctions, Tenses, Speech, Compound Words)|
|Listening||Week 6 – Listening|
|Week 7 – Listening|
|Week 8 – Listening|
|Reading||Week 9 – Reading|
|Week 10 – Reading|
|Week 11 – Reading|
|Writing||Week 12 – Writing|
|Week 13 – Writing|
|Week 14 – Writing|
|Week 15 – Writing|
|Speaking||Week 16 – Speaking|
|Week 17 – Speaking|
|Week 18 – Speaking|
|Week 19 – Speaking|
|Technology||Week 20 – Using Technology|
|Cultural Awareness||Week 21 – Cultural Awareness|
|Business English||Week 22 – Business English|
|Week 23 – Business English – Negotiation|
|Week 24 – Business English – Meetings|
|Academic English||Week 25 – English for Academic Purposes|
|Week 26 – English for Academic Purposes|
Each student or group of students will follow the delivery sequence provided once they commence. The student’s individual journey will be managed by their Trainer/Assessor using a Training Plan. The delivery sequence provided at orientation is to be used as a guide and students will work at their own pace and may take longer to achieve competencies if needed. Once a student has achieved competency in a unit they will commence the next unit in the delivery sequence, all progression will be documented on their training plan, recorded in the student management system and evidence retained in their student file.
This program is delivered over 26 weeks at 20 hours per week face to face contact. In addition, there are 2 weeks break making a total course duration of 28 weeks. Participants spend a further 4 hours per week undertaking homework and practice activities.
Regular attendance to scheduled sessions is expected in order to maximise participant opportunities to develop their English Language abilities.
Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.
Tuition Fee: $8,000
Application Fee: $ 250
Fee for Service – International Students.
There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or higher education courses on completion of the English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate).
Participants that satisfactorily complete the English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate) program may undertake further study in an EAP program such as English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate – Advanced or undertake a program in vocational education and training where the entry requirement is the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 or below.
- The program is designed to allow participants to undertake further study in vocational or higher education programs.
Participants are required to complete the set summative assessment tasks through each week of program delivery. Performance is determined at the end of each week and at set Progress Checkpoints and recorded in the Performance Record. Participants also undertake pre-defined formative assessment activities throughout the program. The summative and formative assessment activities have been developed to specifically assess the program defined macro-areas: Oral Communication, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Technology, Cultural Awareness, Business English and Academic English; which align to the program objectives.
Note: This is an ELICOS program and participants are required to meet attendance requirements.