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English for Academic Purposes EAPP

Program focus

The aim of this program is to provide English language preparation
for tertiary study based on the personal and intellectual transition
required by individual students to succeed in higher education in
the Australian context. It aims to develop thinking processes and
academic English skills to prepare students from non-English speaking
backgrounds for university education. It provides this transition
for international students not fully prepared academically or requiring
a higher level of English for tertiary study.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


On-campus: minimum 20 weeks, maximum 36 weeks
Online: minimum 10 weeks, maximum 70 weeks

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes
program, this program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of, and an adjustment to, the academic cultural
    context of the Australian university

  • a capacity to take control of their own learning by using appropriate
    learning strategies

  • confidence and ability to think critically and to analyse an

  • competence in accessing and communicating concepts and ideas
    in spoken and written form as appropriate to the higher education
    context and

  • a capacity to establish working relationships with their lecturers
    and other students.

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Program structure


Students must enrol in two courses:

  • EAP7307 - Academic Speaking and Listening (2 unit points)

  • EAP7308 - Academic Reading and Writing (2 unit points)

EAP II (Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students)

Students must enrol in the three core courses:

  • EAP7310 - Studying at University

  • EAP7320 - Communication Processes

  • EAP7340 - Academic English Skills

Students select one additional course based upon faculty pre-requisites
from the following:

  • EAP 7381 - Applied Communication (Level A)

  • EAP7382 - Applied Communication (Level B)

  • EAP7383 - Applied Communication (Level C)

EAP II (Postgraduate research and doctoral students) not
available online at this time

Students must enrol in the three core courses:

  • EAP7320 - Communication Processes

  • EAP7340 - Academic English Skills

  • EAP7350 - Language of Research (2 unit points)

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