Academic English class ESL Sydney

Academic English Program

Studying Academic English Program (AEP) at UEC will provide you with the skills and experience you need for academic success in Australian vocational and tertiary institutions.

The three courses, which build upon each other, are designed for students seeking direct entry into an Australian university, TAFE, or vocational college without sitting an IELTS™ or TOEFL®.

Academic English Program (CRICOS Course Code 095850E)

Studying Academic English Program (AEP) at UEC will provide you with the skills and experience you need for academic success in Australian vocational and tertiary institutions.

The three courses, which build upon each other, are designed for students seeking direct entry into an Australian university, TAFE, or vocational college without sitting an IELTS™ or TOEFL®.

 

Over 90% of our AEP students successfully achieve the grades they need to enter their chosen area of study.

 

What Will I Study in my AEP Classes?

You will develop all the skills you need to achieve success in an Australian university or college environment.

In our Academic English Program you will learn:

  • essay and report writing
  • academic listening and reading
  • note-taking
  • presentation development and delivery
  • academic reading and critical analysis
  • leading and participating in discussions
  • research and referencing

Our Academic English Program is offered at 3 levels. 

Academic English Preparation 1 (AEP1 – 10 weeks)

AEP1 provides an introduction to Academic English skills. This 10-week course has been structured to assist Lower Intermediate level students in preparing for our direct-entry course, AEP2.

Academic English Preparation 2 (AEP2 – 10 weeks)

AEP2 prepares students for the demands of studying at TAFE or a vocational college. Over 10 weeks, the course develops language and study skills needed to succeed in a tertiary environment. Successful completion of AEP2 provides direct-entry to various Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, as well as entry into AEP3.

Academic English Preparation 3 (AEP3 – 10 or 20 weeks)

AEP3 is designed to prepare students for studying at university. The focus is on essay writing, research skills, critical thinking, as well as academic speaking, reading and listening. Successful completion of AEP3 provides students with direct-entry into their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate courses at our various partner universities.

Why Study Academic English at UEC?

Our Academic English Preparation program helps students build skills that will assist them throughout their tertiary study. UEC is the preferred English language pathway provider in Sydney for University of Wollongong Sydney Business School, Southern Cross University, Le Cordon Bleu Sydney and TAFE NSW.

Your successful completion of AEP2 or AEP3 excuses you from the IELTS or TOEFL requirements at over 30 Australian partner institutions.
You can package your enrolment at UEC with many of our direct-entry pathway partners under normal visa processing arrangements.  See more details on our Pathway institutions  

Assessment method

Student’s progress will be continuously assessed.  Assessment may include: writing tasks, reading and listening tests, grammar/vocabulary tests, presentation, research essay, case studies, business reports.

Sample Timetable

Sample Weekly Timetable – AEP 1
Day Program: 22.5 hours per week (20 contact teaching hours + 2.5 hours of teacher consultation)

  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday   Friday 
Lesson 1
8:45 – 10:15
 Reading & Speaking: Weekly articles
Discussion
 Writing:
Paragraph Structure-Topic Sentences
 Writing: 
Supporting Sentences

 Writing: Sentence
Structure

 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 10:15-10:30  Morning Break      
Lesson 2 10:30-12:00  Presentations: 
Presentation Skills
Writing:
Developing Topic Sentences
Writing:
Concluding
Sentences 
 Writing:
Logical Division of Ideas
Presentations:
First Presentation Task
 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch      
 Lesson 3
12:45 – 13:45
Academic Reading Academic Reading Academic Listening  Computers: 
Word Processing Task
Dictionary Work
Lesson 4
14:00 – 14:50 
Student-teacher
Consultation 
  Student-teacher Consultation    Student-teacher Consultation

 

Academic English Program Entry Requirements

AEP1

IELTS 4.5, equivalent or the successful completion of the UEC General English Elementary Level (10 weeks with exit score of 60% or after 5 weeks of study with exit score of 85%)

AEP2

IELTS 5.0, equivalent or the successful completion of the UEC General English Lower Intermediate Level (10 weeks with exit score of 60% or after 5 weeks of study with exit score of 85%)

AEP3

IELTS 5.5, equivalent, the successful completion of the UEC General English Intermediate Level (10 weeks with exit score of 60% or 5 weeks with exit score of 85%) or enrolled in UEC General English Upper Intermediate Level or Advanced Level

 

2019 Program Start Dates 

21 January, 25 February, 1 April, 6 May, 11 June*, 15 July, 19 August, 23 September, 28 October, 2 December

 

*Tuesday start date because Monday is a publich holiday