BR-ENGL v.1 English Language Bridging Course
Course CRICOS Code: 003896G
Registered full-time Duration: 17 Weeks
The English Language Bridging (ELB) course has been designed to prepare pathway students for tertiary study in an English language speaking environment. The ELB course provides instruction and practice in the use of academic language, skills and conventions. It also helps the students to familiarise themselves with the university academic environment. A graduate of this course can: 1. apply knowledge of grammatical structures and academic vocabulary in order to write and speak accurate, meaningful and comprehensible English 2. your own writing; analyse and evaluate own and others’ideas in order to develop an academic voice 3. understand, distinguish and record main ideas and supporting ideas in a lecture 4. use library technologies to access research 5. reflect on the learning process to develop autonomous learning strategies 6. produce texts of different lengths and in appropriate forms, referencing according to University conventions 7. present a comprehensible oral presentation of a piece of work
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Students may be expected to purchase an English-English dictionary
Course Entry and Completion Details
This course is only available for international onshore students with an offer from Curtin University for an undergraduate or postgraduate course. Students with an IELTS overall score 1.0 band below Curtin’s English language entry requirement will need to complete a 17 week program. Students with an overall IELTS score of 0.5 below Curtin’s entry requirement will be admitted to a 10 week program.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
Duration and Availability
This course is 10-17 weeks full-time study (based on the applicant's IELTS score). Part-time study is not available to international students due to legislative and immigration provisions.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Semester 2 (17 week)||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Summer Semester (17 week)||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Summer Semester (10 week)||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Semester 2 (10 week)||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Semester 1 (17 week)||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||ELB Semester 1 (10 week)||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.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|ENGL0001||v.1||English Language and Academic Literacy||100.0|
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Information in this publication is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change.
In particular, the University reserves the right change the content and/or method of assessment, to change or alter tuition fees of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/ or to vary arrangements for any program.
This material does not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.
Curtin accepts no responsibility for and makes no representations, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability in any respect of any material in this publication.
Except to the extent mandated otherwise by legislation, Curtin University does not accept responsibility for the consequences of any reliance which may be placed on this material by any person.
Curtin will not be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage (including direct, consequential or economic loss or damage) however caused and whether by negligence or otherwise which may result directly or indirectly from the use of this publication.
International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to international.curtin.edu.au for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia may have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability and in-country requirements.