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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) develops your English language and academic study skills.

If you wish to study English at a higher level to meet entry requirements for Curtin College or prepare for university courses, you should choose this course.

EAP also prepares you for entry into the English Language Bridging program (ELB). The successful completion of the ELB program can enable direct entry to Curtin University.

What the course involves

Our EAP programs will prepare you for academic writing, reading, listening, and speaking, including in areas such as note taking and presentation skills. Added features are regular tutorials, the opportunity to listen to real university lectures and extensive reading practice.  

EAP is offered at two levels depending on your current level of English.


Assessments vary per level of EAP. You will be assessed on speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Course essentials

CRICOS code: 081751A
English level required for entry: Upper intermediate (IELTS 5.0 or 5.5 overall or equivalent)
Weekly contact hours: 20

Sample EAP weekly timetable

   Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday

(120 mins)

Review and practice

Set-up of writing assessment


Speaking and vocabulary

Language: Verbs of prohibition and compulsion

Writing; Consolidating ideas and looking at language

First draft of writing assessment

Reading  practice

Language: Suffixes that change verbs into nouns

Writing assessment feedback on first draft  
Unit assessment

(120 mins)

Review of previous unit

Extensive reading time

Language: Modals of probability

Task: Review and apply modals of probability

Speaking and interacting with functional phrases

Vocabulary and listening

Prefixes with a negative meaning

Language: Identification and application of prefixes with negative meanings

Listening and critical thinking

Speaking and applying functional phrases



e-syllabus and self-study guide

Grammar: Modals of probability


e-syllabus and self-study guide

Writing: Preparation for first draft writing assessment

e-syllabus and self-study guide

Grammar: Prefixes with negative meaning


e-syllabus and self-study guide 

Reading: Extensive reading

Revision for unit assessment
e-syllabus and self-study guide