EAP (English for Academic Purposes)


EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Course (CRICOS 093030B)

This course is designed to help students prepare for entrance to James Cook University courses. Lessons are aimed at improving student’s academic skills and English language ability. Skills include reading, listening’ speaking’, grammar, pronunciation, while also introducing research and academic writing skills. Small class sizes allow our teachers to give you personalised feedback, and design lessons that target specific areas of weakness. Regular testing helps you track your progress throughout the course.

Course Duration

  • Full time: 20 hours in-class /week + 5 hours /week Academic research and writing assignments practice

Study Modes

  • Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with a variety of content and the exam structure
  • Feedback and academic counselling that allows students to target specific areas and ways to improve them
  • Improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary with a focus on academic topics and research skills.
  • Teachers use a variety of teaching methods to meet a range of learning styles and cultural backgrounds
  • Progress monitoring
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Free after-school practice (reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar) with a focus on academic topics and research skills.
  • English only policy at CCEB

Sample Timetable


Grammar / Vocabulary:

Listening / Speaking:




Using gender-neutral language

Complex conjunctions

Adjective compounds with well, ill, poorly

Asking for and giving clarification in group work

Word stress

Lectures, note-taking and follow-up reading

Vocabulary in context: word families

Vocabulary in context: hedging Reading in detail

Writing summaries from multiple sources

Reference lists


Main activities will include on- board explanations (TS), worksheets (S), conversation practice (SS), and revision (TS).

Main activities will involve listening to authentic conversations, speeches, and lectures (primary source: Cambridge Academic English C1) then answering questions (both written and oral) to determine degree of comprehension. Speaking tasks will involve conversations and short speeches.

Main activities will include viewing (both guided and unguided) of authentic texts of varying lengths and then answering questions (both written and oral) to determine degree of comprehension.

Main activities will involve the production of written English (typed or handwritten) in both classroom (guided) and non-classroom (non- guided) contexts according to the task instructions.


Required resources:


Cambridge Academic English (pages 26-37) Grammar for writing (pages 81-102) Reading and writing (pages 8-11) Academic vocabulary in use (pages 31-36)

How to write successful essays, dissertations, and exams (pages 139-144)





Course Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 or
  • The EAP placement test will consist of reading, writing, speaking and grammar sections. Students who achieve a pass mark in all sections of this test will be accepted into the EAP course.

Intake Dates

Every Monday

If any start dates fall on a QLD or National public holiday, course will commence on the next business day (see CCEB calendar).


All information was accurate at time of publication, however CCEB policies, tuition fees and course content are subject to change without notice. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

“The passion that teachers put in their job making lessons interactive. It was a great experience that helps me a lot for the achievement of my goals and with which I improved expomentially my English level. My best advice to other student is to do as much practice as possible. (Also on the IELTSwebsite) and spend sometime during the day with English speakers.”

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