|Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)|
|20 hours per week (Monday - Friday)|
|The Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program develops all language skills with an emphasis on skills relevant to tertiary study. Essay and report writing, note-taking, preparation for tutorials, strategies for listening to and understanding lectures, undertaking research, discussion and oral presentations are included.|
|To enter the English for Academic Purposes Course students must have:|
Students with an offer for Undergraduate programs may enter this course with an IELTS score of 5.5.
Students must be at least 16 years of age and have completed Year 10 or its equivalent.
Each week the skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are taught over 5 days in 25 hours (5 hrs /day). These skills are broken down into microskills which are sequentially taught, often linked to a particular theme, over the nine weeks of teaching/learning.Reading
Reading Text book:
Pakenham, K. J., McEntire, J., & Williams, J. Making Connections 3 (3rd ed.)
McDonald, E., Askie, H., & Sellers, K. English for Academic Purposes Writing Skills
|Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills are assessed. Marks are weighted as follows: 25% assessment tasks in week 7; 25% class marks; 50% end of course assessment tasks.|
Passing the course
HP - Higher level pass for most postgraduate coursework and research programs - Students must obtain 65% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 60-64% range. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.
Some courses require higher grades, for example, Health Sciences, Law, M Pharmacy require marks of 70% or more. For full details see the University of Newcastle's English Language Proficiency Policy.
EP - Undergraduate entry pass - for some undergraduate programs and Newcastle International College's Diploma program. Students must obtain 60% or more in each of the four examinations. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.
LP - Lower level pass - Students must obtain 55% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 50-54% range. Each of the four exams is of equal weighting.