English for Academic Purposes English course

Would you like to study at an English-speaking university or college, but don't think your English is good enough? Improve your language and study skills before you go.

Why choose English for Academic Purposes?

  • Learn the English you need for academic study 
  • Gain invaluable study-skills: note-taking, research/presentation skills, academic writing, debating, analysis and critiquing skills.
  • IELTS or TOEFL skills preparation training
  • University pathway counselling for university or college

Successfully complete this course as part of the Embassy Pathways programme and you'll gain entry to 60+ university partners and colleges in the USA, Canada and Australia without the need to sit a TOEFL or IELTS exam*.

FAQs

Will this course help with all degree course subjects?
Yes, whether you want to study humanities, science, maths, arts or business, this will give you the language and study skills to do well.

Are text books and materials provided?
Yes, we provide all learning materials.

Embassy Pathways: where can I study on completion of this course?
See our list of university, college and further education partners

*Note
Subject to academic entrance requirements of our partner universities and colleges.

Course structure

Intensive

28 General English lessons (Australia only)
20 English for Academic Purpose lessons + 8 General English lessons (USA and Canada)

Timetable

Mornings and afternoons* Monday to Friday
23 hours  20 minutes a week
*Receive your actual timetable on arrival

Lesson Length

50 minutes

Course duration

USA and Canada: up to 4 terms of 11 weeks
Australia: up to 4 terms of 10 weeks

Entry level

(B1) Intermediate

Course dates

Australia (10 weeks)

December 29 (2014) - March 6

June 22 - August 28

February 2 - April 10

July 27 - October 2

March 9 - May 15

August 31 - November 6

April 13 - June 19

October 6 - December 11

May 18 - July 24

November 9 - January 22 (2016)

  December 14 - February 22 (2016)
Canada and USA (11 weeks)

January 5 - March 20

March 30 - June 12

June 29 - September 11

Sep 22 - Dec 5

Sep 21 - Dec 4

Breaks between terms are 1-2 weeks (not in Australia)


Certification

Receive a Certificate of Achievement, awarded by the Academic Board.

Assessment and progress

This course is assessed by course assignments (two essays, oral presentation, and research report) and a mid-term and end of term exam. Stay focussed with: learning goals & objectives, personal learning plans, progress tutorials and reports.  Find out what it's like inside the classroom.

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If your starting score is
IELTS 4.5/TOEFL 32-34
 And your end goal score is
IELTS 5.0/TOEFL 35-45
 You will be studying for
1 semester
 And your end goal score is
IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 46-59
 You will be studying for
2 semesters
 And your end goal score is
IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 60-78
 You will be studying for
3 semesters
If your starting score is
IELTS 5.0/TOEFL 35-45
And your end goal score is
IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 46-59
 You will be studying for
1 semester
And your end goal score is
IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 60-78
 You will be studying for
2 semesters
If your starting score is
IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 46-59
And your end goal score is
IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 60-78
 You will be studying for
1 semester

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Key facts

  • Class duration: Each term is 11 weeks long in the the USA and Canada and 10 weeks long in Australia
  • Class size: 16 (18 Australia)
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 28
  • Learning materials: Included
  • Start: See About the Course> Course dates
  • Minimum age: 16