FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
EAP Course – 24 weeks CRICOS Course Code: 105992D
Excel in Academic English: Crown’s EAP course prepares you for the language and academic demands of degree programs. Enhance critical thinking, writing, and listening skills in a flexible modular format.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the English language and academic skills demands of degree courses. It includes academic language, academic written genres appropriate for the students’ future courses, academic conventions such as avoidance of plagiarism, extensive reading skills, lecture listening/note-taking and critical thinking amongst other relevant skills.
Crown’s EAP course consists of two levels (EAP 1 and EAP 2), each of which comprises 12 weeks of study at 20 classroom hours per week. Each level is divided into three modules of four weeks each; students may enter the level at the start of any of these modules and exit at the end of any, depending on their needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone aged 18 or over who is preparing to study higher education courses, especially those that Crown also teaches. Even if your English is already good enough for further study, an EAP course can help you understand how to do assignments well – and thus make your further study easier. It may even help you get higher grades later!
What will I learn on the course?
This course covers academic English: the English you will need for further study. It includes speaking, listening, writing and reading, including listening to lessons, speaking in seminars, giving presentations, reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports. To help you with these skills, there will also be plenty of vocabulary and grammar to help you succeed in your future course.
What are the teaching methods?
At Crown, we believe that people learn best when they are interested in what they are learning and when the study relates to real life. We also believe that people learn by doing – thus you will complete projects such as essays and presentations that are similar to assignments in higher education – with a lot of help from your teachers, of course! You will also listen to talks, read academic texts, and take part in discussions. Vocabulary and grammar learning will be in the context of real-world academic tasks.
We also believe that language learning should be communicative and interactive. You will spend a lot of speaking with other students, because this will help you to learn effectively.
How will my English be assessed?
Your teachers will give you marks and feedback for the projects you do, as well as for work in class and for homework throughout the course. You will also have a weekly test covering reading, listening or writing. The purpose of assessment is for you to see your progress, and so that teachers can find which areas to give extra attention to. All assessment is supportive – perhaps very different from your exams at school! Feedback from assessment is part of learning: your teacher will help you to improve for the next task.
What do I get when I finish?
When you finish your course, we will give you a certificate and a report. This shows your grades and the levels you studied at.
What can I study after my EAP course?
Successfully completing EAP 2 means that you can have direct entry into any of CIHE’s Bachelor level programs. No further IELTS score is necessary!