This course is designed to help students who intend to complete further studies in vocational or higher education courses.
Why study English for Academic Purposes?
Our ELICOS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for students intending to complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies, especially in the healthcare professions.
Offered as part of our ELICOS program; there are two levels of this course including :
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1)
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for students intending to complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies, especially in the healthcare professions. However, this course is also suitable for students intending to complete further study in other fields.
Key academic skills learnt in the program are relevant and applicable to many areas of study such as business, the arts and humanities, I.T and marketing for example. Student progression through successive levels will prepare them for higher and more challenging levels of study. This course will help students with :
Open pathways to further study in English
Learn and master formal academic writing skills in English
Allow students to participate in university-like group projects
Learn to properly reference texts in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
Teach important study and time-management skills essential for success in further study
Prepare and practice to participate in formal public speaking in English
Familiarise students with Australian classroom setting and learning environment
Students should be at General English (Upper-Intermediate) level or above to join the EAP 1 course.
Successful completion of EAP 1 (or equivalent) is required for entry to EAP 2.
Students who join this program will need to demonstrate their current English proficiency through the provision of test results (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL IBT, OET) at time of application and/or be asked to complete an internal placement test.
Students studying in Australia on a student visa must meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance). If a student is ill and unable to attend class, they must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to their class teacher. Attendance is monitored by the college and students receive warning letters if their attendance is at risk of dropping.
English for Academic Purposes classes are offered at 2 English levels (EAP1 and EAP2) for students who require a higher level of English proficiency for further studies or Higher Education. Classes are structured around a 12-week academic calendar. Students spend on average approximately 12 weeks at each level before progressing to the next level. To ensure their success, students need to be proactive and engaged learners, complete assigned homework and assignments, work closely with their class teacher and attend classes on a regular basis (see attendance requirements).
English for Academic Purposes for Healthcare Professionals (as part of our ELICOS program) prepares you for studying both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, especially in the healthcare professions. Currently, Health Careers Language Academy has articulations in place with the following partner providers :
General English - General English is part of our ELICOS program and it offers students the opportunity to improve their overall English ability for everyday use. Classes are offered at multiple English levels and this course can cater to most students.
This course will prepare students for the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), which is a computer-based English language test for non-native English speakers intending to study, work or settle in Australia.
Studying EAP at HCLA has been a great opportunity for me. I have improved so much in my writing, speaking, listening and reading abilities. EAP prepared me very well for the GDN. It was indeed a great pathway. I would love to thank the teachers who were so determined to deliver their service and were very helpful.
English for Academic Purposes
The information provided in the course is very helpful for me. Specifically, the advice I received on academic writing was very beneficial. I am doing my GDN in IHM, Australia. The advice helped me a lot for my assignments. Prior to this, writing was very hard for me. Now I am more focused and confident with the use of words in a better way. Thank you HCLA for the valuable advice and guidance I have received!
Alejandra Alvarez Sandoval
In the one week that I have been here, I have found the teacher Daisy to be very passionate. She tries to understand all our problems and makes us comfortable with her teaching. I hope I will improve quickly. The facilities are comfortable and the staff members are friendly and helpful. My classmates are helping me to improve my English. I am happy with this academy.
I am an Indian. I joined HCLA on the 7th January. This is my fourth week here. I used to always worry about my pronunciation and grammar, but after joining here I am more confident in my speaking abilities. The practice material is very easy to understand. I am able to freely contact all the staff and have now deleted the word hesitation from my dictionary! The services provided by HCLA make us happy. I am enjoying myself a lot. All the HCLA teachers are very supportive and cooperative. I truly respect and thank them from the bottom of my heart.
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