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English for Academic Purposes at Castle College

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English for Academic Purposes at Castle College

Course Outline

EAP/IELTS classes focus on academic language skills. The course is designed to help you develop the skills you need for being successful in an academic setting. You will be able to increase your listening and speaking competency for academic studies. You will get to practice reading academic topics and completing academic tasks and assignments. The course will help you to be successful in further studies.

After lunch, you can do IELTS practice or you can do an elective.1 You might want to focus on grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, reading or speaking skills.

If you want to enter a university programme, this course is ideally suited for you. Castle College provides academic pathways that allow you to meet the English proficiency requirements for further studies.


EAP/IELTS has two levels.2

Level 1


Level 2


Entry Requirements

You need to provide evidence that shows you can achieve a 5.0 score in the Academic Module of the IELTS or the equivalent score in TOEIC/TOEFL. You can also enter directly if you get a high enough score on Castle College’s placement test. You could also study Intensive English until your English is acceptable for entry to the EAP course.

1Entry to an elective is dependent on student numbers

2The number of classes we run at any one time is subject to student numbers.

EAP/IELTS (EAP 1) sample timetable







9:00 – 10:30

Vocabulary Development
Topic: Politics

Listening in Academic Contexts

Academic Writing & Research
Sentence problems

Grammar Development
Future predictions and present tense

Academic Writing & Research
Sentence problems

10:30 – 10:50


10:50 – 12:20

Listening in Academic Contexts
Mini lecture: Government and politics

Academic Reading Skills
The Australian political system

Academic Reading Skills
Newspaper article: Current political issue

Introductions and using attention grabbing devices

Discussion Skills
Discussion: urbanization

Computing Skills
Websites to assist learning

12:20 -13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Academic Reading Skills: Skimming and scanning a text for evidence
Task 3 Academic reading module

IELTS test Practice

Listening in Academic Contexts
Predicting in Task 4 of IELTS Listening module

Writing an academic essay: Task 2 IELTS writing

Editing practice: reviewing your essay for errors

Discussion Skills
Small groups: agreeing, disagreeing and restating points in a discussion

14:00 – 14:10


14:10 – 15:10

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IELTS test Practice

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