NA-ACENG v.1 English for Academic Purposes Course
Course CRICOS Code: 081751A
This course provides students with an introduction to the language and skills necessary for studying in an academic English environment. The overall aim of this intensive course is to develop understanding and production of language as it is used in academic English through interactive classroom activities. English for Academic Purposes has two levels: EAP1 and EAP2. The course is a component of the ELICOS program offered by Curtin English. An overall grade of ‘B’ or higher will provide a pathway to the English Language Bridging course or Curtin College. A graduate of this course can: 1. Write academic style essays with appropriate grammatical structures and language 2. Identify main ideas, details and writer’s purpose in academic texts 3. Understand academic lectures including listening for gist, details and inferences 4. Use reading and listening passages as a basis for critical thinking 5. Develop note-taking skills which assist with comprehension of academic reading and listening material 6. Engage in discussion on academic topics using conversational strategies 7. Give presentations related to academic topics.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Entry in to English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1) requires the successful completion of Curtin English GE 5 or for external students an entry score of IELTS (Overall 5.0) or equivalent. Entry in to English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2) requires the successful completion of Curtin English EAP 1 or for external students an entry score of IELTS (Overall 5.5) or equivalent. All students are required to buy a course book, and may be required to buy a language learners dictionary.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
This course is offered at two levels: English for Academic Purposes 1 (Intermediate) and English for Academic Purposes 2 (Upper-intermediate).
Duration and Availability
Each level of this course comprises 200 classroom hours plus an additional 120 self-study hours scheduled over a 10 week period.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Full Year||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
Prospective students should consult with Curtin English at http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/future_students/celc/contacts.cfm
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