English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
CRICOS Code: 066082C
This course is designed to improve your academic English and study skills so you can enrol in Bond University or other higher education courses in Australia and internationally.
Content / Assessment
The EAP course is a full-time program. There are three levels - each level is one semester long. When you apply, you will be placed in the right level of the program for your level of English.
Level 1. Develops language and study skills through planning and writing essays, improving reading speed, learning how to take and organise notes, planning and delivering short speeches and presentations.
Level 2. Develops writing skills, research skills for essay writing, text analysis skills and note-taking strategies.
Level 3. Concentrates on developing skills in writing reports and essays, note-taking from written and spoken texts, understanding university lectures, research and study skills, arguments and debates.
All EAP students, regardless of level, are assessed in the four macro skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through the following:
- Ongoing assignments throughout the semester
- A mid-semester exam (week 7)
- A final exam (week 14)
- Students who sucessfully complete their level will receive a BUELI certificate.
Each level takes 14 weeks studying full-time at 25 hours per week. Five hours of this will be independent study and / or individual consultation.
Schedule and Fees
EAP courses start in January, May and September, in line with Bond University's academic semesters. This allows you to progress easily into the University's degree programs.
EAP Students should have a study record that reflects dedication and commitment, and school records that meet University entry requirements. Students must successfully pass BUELI's EAP entry test to be admitted into this program.
As a guide, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results usually correspond to the following EAP entry levels:
IELTS 5.0 - EAP 1 (with no band score less than 4.5)
IELTS 5.5 - EAP 2 (with no band score less than 5.0)
IELTS 6.0 - EAP 3 (with no band score less than 5.5)
Completion of Level 3 will staisfy the English lanugage entry requirements for most Bond University degree programs, which require an IELTS 6.5 entry level.
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