About the course

English for Academic Communication (EAC) courses 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 to meet student needs. Each course comprises one two-hour class per week for three weeks.

  • EAC 1 is offered from week 2 (beginning March 1) to week 4 (beginning March 15).
  • EAC 2 is offered from week 5 (beginning March 22) to mid-semester break (beginning April 5), subject to sufficient enrolments. NOTE: EAC 2 repeats EAC 1.

Advice for choosing EAC courses:

  • Enrol in a maximum of two courses. You will be too busy to attend more!
  • Consider your assessment deadlines when you choose an EAC. For example, if you have an oral presentation in week 5, choose Introduction to effective oral presentations.
  • If an EAC is full, try a different day or wait until EAC 2.

Please note:

  • Registrations for EAC2 will open on Friday 12 March.
  • EAC will run subject to sufficient enrolments. If your preferred EAC does not run, you may be asked to make an alternative selection.
  • Demand for places is high. If you change your mind, please CANCEL your registration by contacting reception.icte@uq.edu.au
  • Completing an EAC workshop series can contribute towards the UQ Employability Award.
  • Teachers can offer advice on university assignments but will NOT edit your work.

Workshop series

Description

EAC 1

Week 2 (beginning March 1) to week 4 (beginning March 15)

EAC 2

Week 5 (beginning March 22) to mid-semester break (beginning April 5)

Grammar refresher for academic writing

These three workshops are for students in any discipline who want to refresh their basic grammar to help them write clearly and accurately. Workshops may include topics such as clause and sentence structure, modality, or cohesion.

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday10:00am - 12:00pm 

Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm 

Thursday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm

 

The ABCs of language for writing These three workshops are for students who are confident about their basic grammar and want to polish their language and write with Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity and Style.

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Introduction to research essays

These three workshops are for students in any discipline who need an introduction to structuring research essays, paraphrasing and synthesising research, and avoiding plagiarism.

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Wednesday: 13:00pm -15:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Annotated bibliographies and literature reviews

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of annotated bibliographies and literature reviews. Workshops may include evaluating sources, paraphrasing, and synthesising research.

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm

Introduction to report writing for Business and Social Science

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of reports and how they differ to essays. The focus is on common report structures in Business.

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Introduction to report writing for STEM

 

These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to the structure and language of reports. The focus is on common report structures in STEM, such as lab reports. 

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am -12:00pm

Introduction to critical thinking and writing

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

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Introduction to reflective writing These three workshops are for students who need an introduction to reflection tasks, reflective thinking and the language of reflective writing.

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 13:00pm -15:00pm 

Introduction to writing case studies These three workshops are for students from a range of disciplines who need an introduction to the structure and language of case studies.

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 13:00pm -15:00pm 

Introduction to effective oral presentations These three workshops are for students who want to learn strategies to deliver strong and effective oral presentations. Workshops may cover organisation, pronunciation,strong language choices and use of voice.

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm 

Wednesday: 10:00am -12:00pm  

Thursday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm

 

Communication challenges at university These three workshops are for students who want to build confidence in communication challenges such as emailing lecturers, giving peer feedback, or contributing to graded online discussion.

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 13:00pm - 15:00pm 

 

"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