English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is offered at 2 levels (EAP 1 and EAP 2) and is designed to prepare students for success in academic post-secondary courses and in the IELTS test. EAP develops students’ academic language and study skills.
EAP students will learn how to listen and take notes in lectures, give oral presentations and contribute in group discussion, write academic essays, and read academic texts.
The EAP course enables students to understand spoken English in conversations, discussions and lectures. Students will develop skills in taking notes, speaking clearly and confidently while, apply a range of communication skills such as reading. Understanding academic text and taking notes on a variety of written documents and the ability to identify the , facts, ideas and opinions using correct and appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures and other features of academic writing will be undertaken during the program. The course also develops the learners use of a range of study skills (including research skills) in order to synthesise information and ideas from different sources.
Many of the skills learned in the EAP course can be directly transferred to the skills and language focus of the IELTS Preparation course and test.