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 August 2) to week 4 (ending August 20).
  • EAC 2 is offered from week 6 (beginning August 30) to week 8 (ending September 24), subject to sufficient enrolments. NOTE: EAC 2 topics are repeated from 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.

 

Apply for EAC

  • Registrations for EAC 1 will open at 5pm on 16 July 2021.
  • Select a maximum of two workshops for EAC 1. You will have an option to apply for more in EAC 2.
  • Demand for places is high. If you change your mind, please CANCEL your registration before lessons start. Instructions on cancelling are included in your EAC confirmation email.
  • EAC workshops run subject to sufficient enrolments. If your preferred EAC workshop does not run, you may be asked to make an alternative selection.
  • 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.

Step 1: Using the table below, decide upon two workshop topics and times you would like to attend for the EAC 1 course. Tip: you may wish to copy the course name to help with searching on the application form.

Step 2: Use the following button link to apply for an English for Academic Communication (EAC) course:

Apply (with existing EAC/ICTE account)

If you have applied for an EAC or ICTE English language course previously:

Step 3: Log in to UQ Authenticate (if not already): https://auth.uq.edu.au/

Step 4: Apply through the button below.

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Apply (if new to EAC/ICTE)

If you have not applied for an EAC or ICTE course previously, you will need to create an account with your application:

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Workshop Options

Workshop series

Description

EAC 1

Weeks 2 - 4 (2 Aug -  20 Aug)

EAC 2

Weeks 6 - 8 (30 Aug - 24 Sep)

Communication challenges at university This workshop is 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

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Grammar refresher for academic writing

These 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 

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Introduction to annotated bibliographies and literature reviews These 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 

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Introduction to critical thinking and writing These 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

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to effective oral presentations These 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

Thursday: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to reflective writing These workshops are for students who need an introduction to reflection tasks, reflective thinking and the language of reflective writing. Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to report writing for Business and Social Science

These 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

 

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

​Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to report writing for STEM

 

These 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

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to research essays

These 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

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to writing case studies

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

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The ABCs of language for writing These 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

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

"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