English for Academic Purposes

Handbook year

2021

Course code

114950

Course typeNon-AQF Pathway Course

Professional accreditation status

This course will be seeking Quality Assurance from NEAS (the National ELT Accreditation Scheme) Limited

Owner

International

College

JCU College

Course Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The course consists of 4 subjects that can be taken  sequentially or stand alone:

  • EAP Level 2

  • EAP Level 3

  • EAP Level 4

  • EAP Level 5

Students’ entry level will be determined by their proven proficiency level as outlined in the table below.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants must demonstrate their current English proficiency through one of the assessments listed in the table below

The requirements listed are minimum requirements based on scores no older than 12 months at the time of commencing an English course at JCU College

 EAP LevelVEPTIELTSPTETOEFL (IB)CAE
5

58

No skill <58

6.5

No skill <6.5

58

No skill <58

86

No skill <21

176
4

53

No skill <53

6.0

No skill <6.0

52

No skill <52

74

No skill <18

169
3

47

No skill <43

5.5

No skill <5.0

46

No skill <42

56

No skill <16

162
2*

43

No skill <38

5.0

No skill <4.5

42

No skill <32

35

No skill <12

154

* JCU College accepts some partner certificates for entry to its EAP level 2 course only.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 – 48 credit points

(Requirements vary according to students’ English proficiency at entry and the English language entry requirements of their destination program.)

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate adequate English language proficiency and academic skills  to successfully participate in further study
  • know and apply academic and digital conventions for spoken, written and visual communications
  • identify and apply  academic practices related to researching and referencing
  • demonstrate appropriate listening and reading comprehension for university participation
  • derive literal and interpretive meaning from written, spoken and visual academic texts
  • demonstrate 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and multimedia presentation skills
  • comprehend and construct a range of written, spoken and visual academic text types

Course completion requirements

The course consists of 4 subjects that can be taken alone or sequentially.

In order to pass any EAP subject, a student must:

  • attain a Pass grade for each of the 4 macro skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • attempt all of the assessment items.

For all EAP subjects, the passing grade is 50%.

Course Structure

Dependant upon students proficiency at commencement and the language entry requirements of their destination program, students may complete between 10 and 40 weeks of EAP study.

LS0352:12 – English for Academic Purposes Level 2

LS0301:12 – English for Academic Purposes Level 3

LS0401:12 – English for Academic Purposes Level 4

LS0452:12 – English for Academic Purposes Level 5

Location

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

JCU Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

10 – 40 weeks

Maximum time to complete

80 weeks

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

One

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Not applicable – this is a non-award course