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. The classes are in the afternoon and each class is two hours.

  • EAC 1 is offered from week 2 (week beginning August 10) to week 4 (week beginning August 24).
  • EAC 2 is offered from week 5 (week beginning August 31) to week 7 (week beginning September 14).  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!
  • Look at your assessment deadlines when you choose an EAC. For example, if you have an oral presentation in week 10, choose 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:

  • Registration opens Tuesday 28 July and closes 9:00am Friday 7 August
  • 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.
  • Completing an EAC workshop series can contribute towards the UQ Employability Award.
  • Classes will be offered via Zoom

Workshop series

Description

EAC 1

From week beginning August 10th (week 2) to week beginning August 24th (week 4) 

EAC 2

TBC – subject to demand 

From week beginning August 31st (week 5) to week beginning September 14th (week 7) 

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.

Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm 

The ABCs of language for writing These three workshops are for students who are confident about their basic grammar but want to polish their writing with a focus on Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity and Style. The focus is technical writing, but the content is useful across disciplines.

Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Thursday 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Monday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Introduction to effective essay writing

These three workshops are for students who may know how to write an exam essay but want an introduction to the language and structure of research essays, including paraphrasing and synthesising sources to avoid plagiarism

Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Introduction to report writing

These three workshops are for students who are inexperienced at report writing and want an introduction to the structure, layout and language of reports. 

Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Monday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Critical writing

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

Monday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Reflective writing

 

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

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Successful presentation skills

These three workshops are for students who want to learn public speaking strategies and to practise delivering effective oral presentations.

Monday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

"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