English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry

EAP 

Why study this course?

  • Gain entry into ACU degree and diploma programs* 
  • Learn the academic English skills you will need in your university program
  • Study on campus and take part in university social activities
  • Small class sizes mean you will get the extra attention you need
  • High student success rate.

*Not including Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology or Education courses leading to teacher registration. 

About this course

EAP focuses on developing your English language proficiency and approach to academic study in order to help you successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, it allows you to become familiar with campus life and the resources and services available to you. 

The assessment tasks in the EAP course are similar to those undertaken in university courses at ACU. Some of the skills you will develop include listening and reading comprehension; critical thinking and note-taking skills; academic speaking and writing skills, including referencing skills; further knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary.

More information

Below is a list the EAP results required to gain direct entry into ACU Degree and Diploma programs

EAP ResultACU Degree or Diploma
75% or aboveStudents will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 7.0*.
65-74%Students will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.5.
60–64%Students will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.0.
 *EAP cannot be used for admission into Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor or Speech Pathology and all teacher preparation courses

 

Testimonial 

 “This English course has changed my life. When I arrived at ACU I could communicate in English well, but not function well in the university environment. This course has taught me ways to deliver a presentation, give a lecture, structure my research and write and communicate with peers in English in ways I could never do before. The method of teaching used is excellent, I have increased my vocabulary and my skills in speaking and writing.”

Patricia Ciner, Argentina