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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The aim of this course is to help students become confident in using the conventions of academic English as required for tertiary study and to develop the skills needed for independent learning. The course is now available online.

Each week you will have 15 hours of tuition and all classes will be delivered ‘live’ online by your teachers, so you will need to have a reliable, fast internet connection and a good computer with a webcam and microphone.

Online tuition costs NZ$299 per week and you must enrol for a minimum of 4 weeks.

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The course content includes

  • essay-writing
  • listening to lectures and taking notes
  • review of grammar and sentence structure
  • development of academic vocabulary
  • extensive critical reading
  • research and referencing skills
  • paraphrasing, summarising and quoting
  • seminar presentations
  • group discussions
  • IELTS preparation classes
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Placement test, levels, study load and assessment

Placement test

Minimum entry levels apply. Placement will depend on level assessment.

Levels available

Upper-intermediate to advanced

Study load

Full-time – 23 hours per week

Minimum study period

4 weeks


Assessment is continous throughout the course

Optional classes

  • Test skills – elementary and pre-intermediate levels
  • IELTS preparation – intermediate to advanced levels
  • English for International Communication (EIC) – with TOEIC preparation (intermediate to advanced levels)
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