Overview

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program prepares international students for vocational or tertiary-level study in Australia and other contexts where English is the language of instruction.

The course aims to develop students' awareness, knowledge and skills in the use of English as the language of teaching and learning in a vocational and/or university environment.

Learning activities will focus on writing, reading and listening, grammar and vocabulary development, oral presentation skills, research skills and web literacy. There will be an emphasis on the development of critical literacy and critical thinking throughout the course.

By engaging in such activities, students will gain increased confidence in using English to communicate in academic contexts at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Duration: 2 to 60 weeks

Course Start Dates: Starting every Monday, however recommended start dates are:

30th January 2017 3rd July 2017
18th April 2017 18th September 2017

Campus: This course is available at any of our two campuses: Brisbane and Gold Coast

Course Decription:

  • 20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate
  • 10 week modules followed by 1 week of structured break
  • Daily coursebook-based core lessons followed by afternoon academic skill and language focused lessons
  • Pathway into selected Australian universities
  • Regular academic and progress reporting through the BROWNS Passport

Entry Requirements:

Exit Points: Click here for the latest information on BROWNS Pathways.

BROWNS English Language School has articulation agreements with many leading Universities and Colleges in Australia including:

BROWNS Professional Torrens University Southern Cross University CQU

CRICOS: 02663M

CRICOS: 03389E

CRICOS: 03135E

CRICOS: 00219C

Southern Cross University Sunshine Coast Bond University Griffith College

CRICOS: 00244B

CRICOS: 01595D

CRICOS: 00017B

CRICOS: 01737F

Brisbane Tafe Gold Coast Tafe NSW Tafe

CRICOS: 03037G

CRICOS: 03020E

CRICOS: 03389E

CRICOS Code: 080398K

Timetable

Sample Timetable (Schedule B)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Class
8:50 – 11:00
Coursebook: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Books reviews
Phrasal verbs
Coursebook: Reading, Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, Speaking
Films and Fashion
Adjective order
Expressions of quantity
Coursebook: Reading, Grammar
Living to 100
Infinitive and –ing forms
Academic writing skills
Paragraph organisation
Definition paragraphs
ASSESSMENT Speaking 3:
Tutorial style
Group Discussion (3-4 students)
Speaking Grade: 30%
11:10 – 12:10 Online Research
(website)
Online video
(listening practice)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Research
(for tutorial style group discussion)
PM Class
13:10 – 15:20
Listening skills
Introducing facts
Preparation for ASSESSMENT
Group Task & Discussion Practice
Coursebook: Writing
Describing a trend
Academic writing skills
Sentence structure
Adjective clauses
Video: Practice for next week’s assessment
Homework
2 hours per night
Paragraph writing practice Online Research
(for tutorial style group discussion)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Reading
(article)
Summary writing practice (choose an article or video form this week)

Sample Timetable (Schedule C)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Class
9:30 – 10:30
Online Research
(website)
Online video
(listening practice)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Research
(for tutorial style group discussion)
10:35 – 12:45 Coursebook: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Books reviews
Phrasal verbs
Coursebook: Reading, Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, Speaking
Films and Fashion
Adjective order
Expressions of quantity
Coursebook: Reading, Grammar
Living to 100
Infinitive and –ing forms
Academic writing skills
Paragraph organisation
Definition paragraphs
ASSESSMENT Speaking 3:
Tutorial style
Group Discussion (3-4 students)
Speaking Grade: 30%
PM Class
1:45 – 3:55
Listening skills
Introducing facts
Preparation for ASSESSMENT
Group Task & Discussion Practice
Coursebook: Writing
Describing a trend
Academic writing skills
Sentence structure
Adjective clauses
Video: Practice for next week’s assessment
Homework
2 hours per night
Paragraph writing practice Online Research
(for tutorial style group discussion)
Online Reading
(article)
Online Reading
(article)
Summary writing practice (choose an article or video form this week)

Academic Pathways

So you asked about our Academic Pathways. At BROWNS we have many different academic pathways and direct articulation arrangements to different private partner providers, TAFEs, and Universities in Australia. So for example, after studying at BROWNS you might be interested in going on to do further study in a certificate or a diploma course. For example, Childcare or Physical Education or Cookery. We have agreements with many different providers where if you finish at a certain level at BROWNS you can go directly into these courses without needing to do the English exam called IELTS which they usually ask for to check that your English level is high enough.

So for certificate and diploma courses they usually ask for a 5.5. But we have agreements with these places where they say if you graduate from BROWNS and you bring us your BROWNS certificate, we accept that this course graduation is equivalent to or the same as 5.5. Even further, we then have arrangements with different Universities as well for their bachelor's courses and their master's courses. So you might want to go directly into a bachelor's or you might have finished your bachelor's back home and want to start a master's in Australia. Again, same arrangement; you have to finish a certain level at BROWNS, so our academic classes. And if you get the graduation certificate, you can take that to the University and they will accept that as being equivalent to the IELTS score that they need for you to start your University course.

So we have many, many different arrangements for many, many different courses. For example, University of Southern Queensland, CQU University, South Bank Institute, Metropolitan Institute, Gold Coast TAFE, we have many, many, many partner providers from which we can help you choose so that you get the course that you want to go on to. We have a Study Pathways Club once a month where we invite our partner providers to come in and give you information about their courses as well. So if you're interested, just let me know what you would like to do and we can make sure that we have both a counseling session with me and we can ask that they come and visit you at BROWNS as well to give you more information.

BROWNS: Your Pathway to Success!

When you study a BROWNS Academic Pathway you greatly improve your chance of success at University, TAFE or College. Our professional teaching team will ensure you are well-prepared for the English language requirements of your chosen course of study.


BROWNS Pathways

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Testimonials

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Haedeun Lee

Korea

Pathway: Griffith
College
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Haejin Park

Korea

Pathway: TAFE
Brisbane
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Jinwoong Kim

Korea

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Zainab Nyangalio

Tanzania

Pathway: University of
Southern Queensland
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Yuriana Lee

Korea

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Mary Pacheco

Brazil

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

Download the English for Academic Purposes course guide

Add more to your English for Academic Purposes Program with:
A packaged Letter of Offer from an Australian university
A workplace internship program
Weekly professional sports coaching
Organised airport transfer
Your own Australian homestay or shared BROWNS Student Apartment

$500 CASH BACK
WHEN YOU ENROL AT A BROWNS PATHWAY PARTNER

Terms And Conditions

  • Offer only available to new students at BROWNS English Language School
  • Students must pass at least 10 weeks of BROWNS EAP & prove enrolment at the pathway provider after the first census date of the pathway provider
  • Offer only valid for the following Gold Coast Pathway Partners:
Bond University Southern Cross University Gold Coast Tafe Griffith College

CRICOS: 00017B
BOND Articulation test will apply.

CRICOS: 03135E

CRICOS: 03020E

CRICOS:01737F

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