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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)

EAP 1 and EAP 2 

CRICOS Code:  078161E & 078162D 

The focus of the EAP course is to develop students' English language proficiency for academic use, which students will require in order to study alongside native speakers in further and higher education.  

EAP 1 bridges the gap between General English and Academic English, and is foundational for those wanting to advance their English to an academic level. It teaches students how to develop the necessary skills required to be effective in further education settings, such as note-taking, essay writing and presentation skills. It also provides strategies for undertaking research and handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary.

EAP 2 focuses on developing students' academic English skills to prepare them for vocational-level studies and tertiary studies. Students are given further practice in academic skills, such as how to analyse the characteristics of written and spoken academic texts, how to develop an awareness of the academic culture, and how to avoid plagiarism. This course also guides students in developing proficiency in sophisticated essay organisation, note-taking, group discussions, reference writing and text paraphrasing. Students learn more effective research skills and develop academic presentation abilities.

 

Intakes:  Every second Monday 

 

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

Campus: Melbourne CBD  

 

Age: 18 years + 

   

Course Structure: 

20 Hours per week Monday to Friday  

Class timetables will be provided at Orientation Program 

 

Assessment: 

Types of assessment include essay writing, oral presentation, research report writing and 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 

  • Demonstrate English level by providing evidence from an internationally recognized English language test. (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  

  • Demonstrate English level by providing evidence from an internationally recognized English language test. (for example, IELTS Band 5.5 with no band < 5.0 = EAP 2). 

 

Fees:  

Refer to the Fee Schedule 

 
Application Process: 

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