|Locations||Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)
|Contact hours||25 hours per week (Monday - Friday)|
|Overview||The Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program develops all language skills with an emphasis on skills relevant to tertiary study. Essay and report writing, note-taking, preparation for tutorials, strategies for listening to and understanding lectures, undertaking research, discussion and oral presentations are included.|
|Entry requirements||To enter the English for Academic Purposes Course students must have:
Students with an offer for Undergraduate programs may enter this course with an IELTS score of 5.5.
Each week the skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are taught over 5 days in 25 hours (5 hrs /day). These skills are broken down into microskills which are sequentially taught, often linked to a particular theme, over the nine weeks of teaching/learning.Reading
Oshima, A and Hogue, A., Writing Academic English (4th Edition) Pearson Longman.
Pakenham, K., Making Connections (2nd Edition), Cambridge University Press.
|Assessment||Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills are assessed. Marks are weighted as follows: 25% assessment tasks in week 7; 25% class marks; 50% end of course assessment tasks.
Passing the course
HP - Higher level pass for most postgraduate coursework and research programs - Students must obtain 65% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 60-64% range. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.
Some courses require higher grades, for example, Health Sciences, Law, M Pharmacy require marks of 70% or more. For full details see the University of Newcastle’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
EP - Undergraduate entry pass - for some undergraduate programs and Newcastle International College's Diploma program. Students must obtain 60% or more in each of the of the four examinations. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.
LP - Lower level pass - Students must obtain 55% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 50-54% range. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.