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English for Academic Purposes

Master the English skills needed for academic success

Nervous about the challenges associated with tertiary study in an English-speaking country? English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focuses on the presentation, essay writing and referencing skills you will need to survive and excel at university or college.


Who is this course for?

EAP is designed for upper intermediate-level English students who want to improve their academic English skills in preparation for further study at University or College in an English-speaking country.

EAP provides a pathway to many Colleges and Universities in Australia


You will learn to

  • Effectively participate in a university or college course
  • Express facts, ideas and opinions in writing, using correct and appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures for academic purposes
  • Understand spoken English in conversations, discussions and lectures and take notes
  • Speak clearly and confidently in English
  • Write well-structured and formatted texts of various types - such as essays - and understand academic texts
  • Understand and deliver seminar presentations in English in front of a group
  • Apply the skills and language studied to the IELTS examination.

Why Study Academic English Preparation at Greenwich College?


More options for further study

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  • This course offers a pathway to a range of Diploma programs offered at over 30 leading Australian universities and colleges – no need to complete IELTS.


Free Test Practice & Academic Support

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  • Achieve greater success with FREE test practice and personalised support including: - 5 extra hours of FREE test practice, presentations and tutorials to reinforce learning and monitor progress- Fortnightly one-on-one academic counselling, so you know where to focus your efforts.


Flexible Timetable options

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  • Choose from morning or evening classes - so you can work and experience the best of Sydney and Melbourne while you study.

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Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:30 Last Week Review Grammar for
Academic Purposes

Describing graphs
and charts
Academic Reading Skills

How can grammar help
your reading?
Grammar for
Academic Purposes

Using complex grammar
structures in your
Practice Test

Writing and Reading
10:40-12:30 Academic

Learning academic
vocabulary related to the
topic of the week
Listening to
University Lectures

Listening for important
points and information
Vocabulary Builder

Phrases and expressions connected to the
topic of the week
Vocabulary Revision

Reinforcing new vocabulary
Practice Test

Listening and Speaking
13:15-13:55 Writing Skills

The difference between
formal and informal
Writing Skills

How to write an essay
Writing Skills

In class practice
Writing Skills

Talking about
complicated ideas
Individual Presentations
14:05-15:00 Academic Reading Techniques
Using special reading techniques to quickly find answers
Debating techniques
and practice
Academic Writing
How to do an academic
Academic Writing

Different types of
Feedback on
time monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday

Here's what you need to know


Entry Requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent; or
Greenwich English College Entry Test; or
Offshore Entry Test available through a registered representatives.


Course Commencement
Classes commence every 12 weeks.


Course Duration
Classes are 12 weeks.