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 1, 2018 

Choose up to 3 of the 8 modules offered and one day of the week when each module is offered. 

Each module involves 2 hours of classes on the same day each week, from week 2 to week 6 of the semester.

Writing modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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

8:15am - 10:15am

1:00pm - 3:00pm
(two classes available)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
(two classes available)

3:30pm - 5:30pm
(two classes available)

8:15am - 10:15am

3:30pm - 5:30pm
(two classes available)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Writing essays
Develop skills to write effective academic essays.  
Areas focused on include analysing questions, 
essay structure, summarising, and paraphrasing.

8:15am - 10:15am

10:45am - 12:45pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
(four classes available)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
(two classes available)

   

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

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.
8:15am - 10:15am

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

    3:30pm - 5:30pm

Reading modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading strategies
Improve your reading skills and strategies.
    10 :45am - 12:45am    
Critical reading skills
Develop the reading skills required for success at universities in Australia including recognising bias, distinguishing fact from opinion, and examining texts from different points of view.
      1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Listening module

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday
Listening skills
Develop skills to understand academic lectures and Australian English
   

8:15am - 10:15am
 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

10:45am - 12:45pm  

Speaking modules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Presentation skills
Develop the English language skills required to take part in small group discussions in a university setting.

 

10:45am - 12:45pm
(two classes available)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

8:15am - 10:15am

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm
(two classes available)

8:15am - 10:15am
(two classes available)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
(two classes available)

 
Discussion skills
Develop the English language skills required to take part in small group discussions in a university setting.
1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

10 :45am - 12:45pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm

10 :45am - 12:45pm
(two classes available)

3:30pm - 5:30pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please note:

  • 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 Friday 23rd of February, 2018. Late registrations will be considered if course places are available.

Registration

Contact

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