English for Academic Purposes

Preparatory Year

Course Description

This course is designed for students with English as a second language who wish to develop their language skills to communicate confidently, express ideas effectively and gain an understanding of the level of language proficiency required to undertake a university degree program in the English language.

Course Objectives

The overall aim of this course is to consolidate students’ skills in all four areas of English language: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Communicate ideas and concepts with confidence in written and spoken forms
  • Demonstrate an ability to think critically and analyse various global issues
  • Analyse and apply proper grammar and sentence structure
  • Utilise helpful listening strategies
  • Take control of their own learning and be able to employ strategies to increase their vocabulary

Prerequisites

 

EAP001:

None/integrated with EAP002

EAP002:

EAP001 or exemption, integrated EAP001

EAP003:

EAP001 & EAP002 or exemption, integrated with EAP004

EAP004:

EAP001, EAP002 and EAP003 or exemption, integrated with EAP003

Course Structure

The course is taught at four levels. Each level includes 140 hours of instruction:

EAP001:

At this level students will develop an introductory communicative ability in English. This course covers vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, writing, and speaking at an introductory level.

This course is equivalent to IELTS band 2.5-3

 

EAP002:

At this level students will develop a pre-intermediate communicative ability in English. This course covers vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, writing, and speaking at a pre-intermediate level.

This course is equivalent to IELTS band 3.5-4.5

 

EAP003:

At this level students will develop an intermediate communicative ability in English. This course covers vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, writing, and speaking at an intermediate level.

This course is equivalent to IELTS band 4.0-5.0

 

EAP004:

At this level students will develop an upper- intermediate communicative ability in English. This course covers vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, writing, and speaking at an upper-intermediate level.

This course is equivalent to IELTS band 5.0-6.0

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