ELC Programs

This course is the best preparation for students wishing to study in English at an Australian university or business college. Whether you want to gain entry to your course via one of ELC’s direct entry agreements or by taking the IELTS examination, this program will ensure you are ready to succeed.

Why English for Academic Purposes (EAP)?

  • Prepare for your further studies in English at university or college in Australia
  • Balance of English for communication, studies and examination skills
  • Flexibility to prepare for IELTS or take our direct entry pathway
  • Excellent IELTS results for ELC students

Levels Offered

  • Intermediate - Advanced (IELTS 5.0-6.5+)

Course Length

  • 2 – 40 weeks
  • A minimum of 10 weeks is required to complete a full level (e.g. Academic English 1)

Start Dates

  • Any Monday
  • Day courses

Class Size

  • Maximum 16 (average 12) (Premium course includes 1:1 lessons)

The Course

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course combines a thorough program of language study with preparation for the demands of academic study including understanding lectures, doing research, writing assignments and taking part in tutorials. it is suitable for students preparing for the IELTS exam but also beyond this to the real demands of academic study in Australia.


Entry and exit requirements and levels

Levels IELTS Entry score IELTS Exit score
AE 1a
10 weeks
Intermediate – Strong Intermediate 5.0 5.5
AE1b
10 weeks
Strong Intermediate – Upper Intermediate 5.5 6.0
AE 2a
10 weeks
Upper Intermediate – Pre-advanced 6.0 6.5
AE 2b
10 weeks
Pre-advanced - Advanced 6.5 7.0

Academic Pathways

All of our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students are planning to study at universities or other higher education colleges in Australia or elsewhere. Some may need to show an IELTS score to gain entry to their chosen course; others may be on one of ELC’s pathway programs and not require an IELTS score. Our Academic English course is tailored to meet the needs of students in both situations.
Find out more information about our pathway partners

English for Academic Purposes

Direct Entry Stream

Compulsory Assessment

Written assignments, academic presentations, progress and final test.

IELTS Stream

Non-compulsory Assessment.

IELTS reading, writing, listening and speaking exam preparation.

Direct Entry

Students may enter one of our partner institutions with a successful Academic English course result.

IELTS Exam

Students take the IELTS test to enter their chosen higher education institution.

Direct Entry Stream

Compulsory Assessment

Written assignments, academic presentations, progress and final test.

Direct Entry

Students may enter one of our partner institutions with a successful Academic English course result.

IELTS Stream

Non-compulsory Assessment.

IELTS reading, writing, listening and speaking exam preparation.

IELTS Exam

Students take the IELTS test to enter their chosen higher education institution.

Direct Entry Students

Direct Entry Students

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 10 weeks of class work and assignments to be awarded an EAP certificate and gain direct entry into one of the business colleges or universities that ELC has agreements with. However, if students’ plans change, the course prepares them well to take the IELTS test and enrol at any institution they like!

IELTS Students

IELTS Students

Students following the IELTS stream of Academic English will develop knowledge of the IELTS exam and test taking skills, and improve their academic skills, so when they start a course at a business college or university they will have all the skills they need to perform well in their studies. IELTS stream students also take our IELTS Exam preparation classes in the afternoons.

Inclusions:

Inclusions:

You will have weekly individual sessions with the Academic English coordinators who will create and manage your personal study plan, tailor the course to your needs, and give you feedback on your progress or advice on your future studies. Students working towards direct entry can get extra personal assistance with their essay writing and research skills, while students preparing for the IELTS test can also use these tutorials to practise their speaking test interviews.


Course types

Intensive EAP (day)

This is our popular full-time day course, which allows you to improve your academic English skills and prepare for study and exams. It combines a focused academic morning class with the chance to choose from our range of Special Focus Modules in the afternoons. On Fridays you can get further focused exam practice for IELTS or attend study skills workshops as well as a range of other options.

15hrs

Academic English

5hrs

Special Focus Modules

5hrs

English Extras

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:30-9:45am Weekly progress tests Tutorial speaking skills Academic listening skills with IELTS Academic writing skills With IELTS English Extras : Conversation - 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
10:30-11:45am Topic introduction Reading & vocabulary Grammar review Presentations Topic-based vocabulary English Extras : Pronunciation - 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
12:15-1:30pm Academic reading skills With IELTS Intensive Speaking Essay writing skills Essay writing skills English Extra : Exam Skills - 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
2:15-3:30pm Special Focus Module Special Focus Module Special Focus Module Special Focus Module
Break Break Break Break Break
4:00-5:00pm Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only
Intensive EAP (evening)

Prepare for further studies and qualify for direct entry with our partner colleges and universities with the flexibility of studying in the evening.

16hrs

Academic English

4hrs

Special Focus Modules


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4.00-5.00pm Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available
5.00-7.00pm Weekly progress test Tutorial speaking skills Special Focus Module Academic listening skills Academic writing skills
7.00-7.20pm Break Break Break Break Break
7.20-9.20pm Natural English & extended speaking Listening & speaking Reading Vocabulary English Extra
Sample timetable only
Premium EAP (day) - Direct Entry

This option is ideal if you need to prepare very intensively and need individual support in specific skills or language areas. It combines group study with one-to-one lessons designed to fulfil your specific needs.

15hrs

Academic English

5hrs

One to One Lesson

5hrs

English Extras

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:30-9:45pm Weekly progress tests Tutorial speaking skills Academic listening skills Academic writing skills English Extras : Speak out - 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
10:30-11:45pm Topic introduction Reading & vocabulary Grammar review Presentations Topic-based vocabulary English Extras : Soft Skills - 90 minutes
Break Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:15-1:30pm Essay writting Presentations Academic writing skills Tutorial speaking skills English Extra : Exam Skills - 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
2:15-3:30pm 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson
Break Break Break
4:00-5:00pm Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only
Premium EAP (day) - IELTS

This option is ideal if you need to prepare very intensively and efficiently and need individual support in specific skills or language areas. It combines group study with one-to-one lessons designed to fulfill your specific needs.

15hrs

Academic English

5hrs

IELTS Exam Preparation

5hrs

One to One Lesson

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
EAP: 75 minutes Weekly progress tests Tutorial speaking skills Academic listening skills Academic writing skills English Extras : 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
EAP: 75 minutes Topic introduction Reading & vocabulary Grammar review Presentations Topic-based vocabulary English Extras : 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
EAP: 75 minutes IELTS Exam Preparation IELTS Exam Preparation IELTS Exam Preparation IELTS Exam Preparation English Extra : 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
Special Focus Module: 75 minutes 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson
Break Break Break
Bonus Class: 60 mimutes Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only

Special Focus Modules for Academic English

Choose Special Focus Modules which provide you with further practice in the academic skills you need.

  • IELTS Testbuster
  • Grammar
  • Business English
  • Writing skills
  • English for Further Studies

A range of academic workshops are also offered in our free English Extras program.

Ask a question about Academic English?