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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


Course Code : EAP
Award Title : English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Duration : 12 weeks (20 hours per week)
Course Delivery : On campus
Availability : Available to overseas (CRICOS)* applicants
CRICOS Course Code : 096787K
Locations : HCI Dubai campus

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The ELICOS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed for students who need to improve their competencies in English, in order to undertake further studies in vocational or higher education courses.


Students who wish to complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies overseas, in the healthcare profession as well as in other fields, require a high level of English language proficiency. The ELICOS program improves their competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking English effortlessly and with confidence.

There are two levels of this course including English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) and English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2).

The academic skills learnt in the program are applicable to many areas of study including business, the arts and humanities, I.T and marketing among others. As students progress through successive levels, they will be prepared for higher levels of study.

Some features of this program include the following :

  • It will open pathways to further study in English.
  • Students can learn formal academic writing skills in English.
  • They can familiarise themselves with university-like group projects.
  • They will understand how to properly reference texts in academic writing and avoid plagiarism.
  • Study and time-management skills essential for success in further study can be learnt.
  • Students will gain practice in formal public speaking in English.
  • They will get used to the Australian classroom setting and learning environment.

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