About the course

English for Academic Communication (EAC) workshop series are held each semester for UQ students who speak English as an additional language. The courses are free and fit around your UQ study. You can choose to register for EAC any semester that you are enrolled at UQ.

ICTE offers a range of EAC courses. Each course runs for three weeks. Classes are in the afternoon and each class is two hours.

  • EAC 1 is offered from week 2 (March 2) to week 4 (March 16). 
  • EAC 2 is offered from week 5 (March 23) to week 7 (April 6).  NOTE: EAC 2 is the same as EAC 1.

Advice for choosing EAC courses:

  • Enrol in a maximum of two courses in EAC 1, and a maximum of two courses in EAC 2. You will be too busy to attend more!
  • Look at your assessment deadlines when you choose an EAC. For example, if you have an essay due in week 5 and an oral presentation in week 10, choose Introduction to effective essay writing in EAC 1 and Successful presentation skills in EAC 2.
  • If an EAC is full, you can join the waiting list, try a different day or wait until EAC 2.
  • If you change your mind, please CANCEL your registration BEFORE the first lesson so your place can go to a student on the waiting list.

Please note:

  • Registrations will open in Orientation Week (17th February 2020). Please click one of the days below to register.
  • Teachers will not be able to edit your university assignments.
  • EAC will run subject to sufficient enrolments. If your preferred EAC does not, you may be asked to make an alternative selection

Workshop series

Description

EAC 1 (Click below to register)

Week 2  - 4, Semester 1

EAC 2

Week 5  - 7, Semester 1

Grammar refresher for academic writing

These three workshops are for students who want grammar revision to help them write clearly and accurately

Monday 15:30-17:30 

Wednesday 15:30-17:30 

Friday 15:30-17:30 

Monday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00 

Friday 13:00-15:00 

The ABCs of language for writing

 

These three workshops are for students who want to improve their language to write with Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity and Style. The focus is technical writing, but it is useful for everyone

Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 13:00-15:00 

Thursday 15:30-17:30

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Introduction to effective essay writing

These three workshops are for students who want to revise how to analyse essay questions, structure an essay, paraphrase and avoid plagiarism

Monday 13:00-15:00

Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-15:00

Friday 13:00-15:00

Monday 15:30-17:30

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30

Annotated bibliographies

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of annotated bibliographies

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Tuesday 13:00-15:00 

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 13:00-15:00 

Thursday 15:30-17:30
 

Literature reviews

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of literature reviews

Monday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30

Monday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Friday 13:00-15:00
 

Introduction to report writing

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of reports

Monday 13:00-15:00

Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-15:00

Friday 13:00-15:00

Monday 15:30-17:30

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30

Critical writing

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the language of writing reviews, critiques, evaluations or critical essays

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Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-15:00

Reflective writing

 

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the language of writing reflections, including understanding tasks and reflective thinking

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Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-15:00

Introduction to listening to lectures

These three workshops are for students who want to learn strategies to understand their lectures more effectively

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 15:30-17:30

Not repeated

Understanding Australians

These three workshops are for students who are new to Australia and need help to get used to listening to and understanding Australian English

Monday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30

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Discussion skills for tutorials

These three workshops are for students who want to practise strategies and language to participate actively in group discussions

Monday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30

Monday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Friday 13:00-15:00

Successful presentation skills

These three workshops are for students who want to learn strategies to deliver strong and effective oral presentations

Monday 13:00-15:00

Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-15:00

Friday 13:00-15:00

Monday 15:30-17:30

Tuesday 15:30-17:30

Wednesday 15:30-17:30

Thursday 15:30-17:30

Friday 15:30-17:30
 

Communication challenges at university

These three workshops are for students who want to build confidence in common challenges such as communicating with lecturers and giving feedback to peers

Tuesday 15:30-17:30 

Thursday 15:30-17:30
 

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"I am very grateful that EAC gave me much confidence to practice my English presentation skills. As the presentation teacher said, 'the best way to overcome the fear is just to do it.', all the courageous practise makes us perfect!" 
- Bo Qiu, Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management​ (2020), China