EAP I III – Advanced

General Information:

  • CRICOS Code: 03490G
  • Total Course Duration: 12 Weeks (Start every Monday)
  • Study Period: 10 Weeks (20 hours of scheduled classes every week)
  • Holidays: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition Fees: AUD $2880.00
  • Material Fee: AUD $180
  • Application Fee: AUD $ 250

Profile Target:

This course is designed for candidates over 18 years old who hold a valid Australian Visa (onshore and offshore). It is designed for a formal classroom setting; the methodology and content are directed to adults from different backgrounds who are willing to improve their English as a second language knowledge and proficiency for General purposes. This includes the notion that language learning is a conscious process, and that learning and acquisition of language can arise from interaction both with others and with materials.

Entry requirements:

We accept English Language proficiency scores from a variety of tests:

  • CEFR B2
  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT 46

Course Structure & Delivery Methods:

EAP II will comprehend 12 weeks duration of which the students will have 250 hours class per level divided into 10 weeks, 20 hours are classroom based (face to face) and there is a 5-hour self-paced space for students to study during the week (from week 1-10, week 11 and 12 are break time or time for students to catch up with pending summative assessments). The weekly 25 hours will be allocated within 4 days per week. However, students may consult or express special needs for further considerations to the trainer or ELICOS Director of Studies/Academic Manager.

Purpose and Objectives:

The purpose of the English for an Academic Purpose (EAP) Program is to meet the academic skills required for the learners to gain an entry into vocational programs (VET) at Melbourne Advanced Commerce Institute or other education providers, TAFE and Universities in Australia or in tertiary education qualification.

It can be assumed that all students entering the EAP course have the common objective of articulating into a formal course of study. To achieve this, students will need to be able to access the written and spoken input of the course. This requires that they are able to listen to a range of English speakers for extended periods and extract meaning and take notes or undertake a task while listening.

They will also need to be able to understand the contributions of other students (native and non-native English speakers) to discussions and to contribute to group discussions and formulate and ask questions in English.

To be successful in their course of study, students will also need to be able to locate, read and summarise information in a range of academic texts and printed materials, including internet-based materials.

To produce assignments and undertake examinations students will need to be able to formulate their ideas in English, incorporate the ideas of others, and present their ideas in written English where inaccuracies in grammar and spelling do not obscure meaning.

Course Learning Outcome:

– Listening
  • Can easily follow and contribute to complex interactions between third parties in groupdiscussion even on abstract, complex unfamiliar topics.
  • Can keep up with an animated discussion between native speakers
  • Can express his/her ideas and opinions with precision, present and respond to complex lines of argument convincingly.
– Reading
  • Can understand in detail a wide range of lengthy, complex texts likely to be encountered insocial, professional or academic life
  • Identifying finer points of detail including attitudes and implied as well as stated opinions.
  • Can obtain information, ideas and opinions from highly specialised sources within his/her field.
– Writing
  • Can express news and views effectively in writing and relate to those of others.
  • Can express him/herself with clarity and precision, relating to the addressee flexibly and effectively.
  • Can express him/herself with clarity and precision in personal correspondence, using language flexibly and effectively, including emotional, allusive and joking usage.
– Speaking
  • Has a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms with awareness ofconnotative levels of meaning.
  • Can convey finer shades of meaning precisely by using, with reasonable accuracy, a widerange of modification devices.
  • Can backtrack and restructure around a difficulty so smoothly the interlocutor is hardly aware of it.
– Study Skills
  • Can give clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects.
  • Can give elaborate descriptions and narratives, integrating sub themes, developing particularpoints and
  • Rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.