English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

EAP 1 and EAP 2 

CRICOS Code:  078161E & 078162D 

The focus of this EAP course is to develop the skills areas in English, which the student will require to study alongside native speakers in tertiary courses.  

EAP 1 bridges the gap between General English and Academic English. It provides a good introduction to Academic English for those students wanting to continue their EAP study. It features thought provoking topics and develops the necessary skills required for university study – note-taking, essay writing and presentations skills. It also provides strategies for undertaking research and dealing with unfamiliar academic vocabulary. 

EAP 2 focuses on developing student’s academic English skills to prepare them for vocational level studies and follow on from them into tertiary studies. Students are given further practice in academic study skills. There is also analysis of the characteristics of written and spoken academic texts, the development of the awareness of academic culture, as well as learning how to avoid plagiarism. Included are more sophisticated essay organisation, note-taking, group discussion, the skills of writing references and paraphrasing texts. Students learn more effective research skills and develop academic presentation abilities. 


Intakes:  Every Monday 


Course Length: 20 weeks (EAP 1 + EAP 2 together)

Campus: Melbourne CBD  


Delivery: Online including 2 hour interactive live classes every day 


Age: 18 years + 


Course Structure: 

20 Hours per week Monday to Friday  

Class timetables will be provided at Orientation Program 



Students will also undertake the major assessments essay writing and oral presentation in each level. The essay writing will take place in Week 5 of each level. Students will undertake research report writing and oral presentations at end of Week 10 of each level. Students will also undertake grammar tests. 


Entry Requirements: 

EAP Level 1 

  • Successful completion of Intermediate level or above of the General English course or 

  • Achieve a satisfactory result in an ELICOS placement test or 

  • Demonstration of English level by providing evidence from international testing performance (for example, IELTS Band 5.0 with no band < 4.5 = EAP 1). 


EAP Level 2 

  • Successful completion of Upper Intermediate level or above of the General English course or EAP Level 1  

  • Achieve a satisfactory result in an ELICOS placement test  

  • Demonstration of English level by providing evidence from international testing performance (for example, IELTS Band 5.5 with no band < 5.0 = EAP 2). 



Refer to Fee Schedule 

Application Process: 

Please contact us at hello@focus.edu.au for further information.