About the course

UQ St Lucia English for Academic Communication courses are held each semester for UQ students from a non-English speaking background. Courses are free and designed to fit around your UQ study.

You can choose to register for EAC once, or for as many semesters as you like, while you are enrolled at UQ.

Semester 2, 2017 details

Choose any 2 of the 8 modules offered, and one day of the week when the module is offered. 

Each module involves 2 hours of classes on the same day each week, from week 3 to week 8 of the semester (Monday 7 August - Friday 15 September).

Writing modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Grammar and vocabulary for academic writing
Improve the clarity, accuracy, tone and cohesion of your writing.

10:15am - 12:15pm 1.30pm - 3:30pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm 10:15am - 12:15pm
Writing essays
Develop skills to write effective academic essays.  Areas focused on include analysing questions, essay structure, summarising, and paraphrasing.
1:30pm - 3:30pm

10:15am - 12:15pm

10:15am - 12:15pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Writing reviews and annotated bibliographies
Develop the English language skills required to write literature reviews, critical reviews and annotated bibliographies. Areas focused on include text structure and practise using genre specific language features.
1:30pm - 3:30pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm    

Reading modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Reading strategies
Improve your reading speed, reading strategies and academic vocabulary
1.30pm - 3:30pm      
Critical reading skills
Develop the reading skills required for success at universities in Australia including recognising bias, distinguishing fact from opinion, and recognising implied meaning
  1:30pm - 3:30pm    

Listening module

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday
Listening skills
Develop skills to understand academic lectures and Australian English
    1:30pm - 3:30pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Speaking modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Presentation skills
Develop the fluency, accuracy and English language skills for successful oral presentations to small and large groups.
1:30pm - 3:30pm 10:15am - 12:15pm 10:15am - 12:15pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Discussion skills
Develop the English language skills required tro take part in small group discussions in university setting. 
10:15am - 12:15pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm 1:30pm - 3:30pm 10:15am - 12:15pm

Please note:

  • There are no classes on Ekka Day, 16 August, so Wednesday classes run for 5 weeks only.
  • Teachers will not be able to edit or provide individual feedback on your university assignments.
  • Modules will run subject to sufficient enrolments.  Should your preferred module not run, you may be asked to make an alternative selection.

Registration

Registration for EAC is essential.  To guarantee your place, register online by the end of week 1 of Semester 2 (28 July). Late registrations will be considered if course places are available.

Online registration will open on 14 July 2017.

Register from 14 July

Contact

Please email ICTE-UQ Admissions if you have any queries.