Academic English

Trinity College Academic English Program (TCAEP)

The Trinity College Academic English Program (TCAEP) helps students who need to improve their level of English before commencing the Extended or Main intakes of the Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) program.

As well as helping students with their overall level of English, the program provides an introduction to the academic skills required to succeed in Foundation Studies and bachelor programs. The course covers reading, writing, listening and speaking, and also offers activities in English that promote creativity, innovation and problem solving.

  • All classes are delivered face to face.
  • Delivery methods tailored to student needs.
  • The maximum class size is 18 students per class.
  • Students must attend 20 hours per week.

Students will not be required to retake the IELTS or other external tests at the conclusion of the TCAEP, provided they meet the required score for direct entry to TCFS.

TCAEP students will have access to the same facilities and services as other TCFS students.

Levels

There are two levels of the TCAEP, each of 10 weeks' duration:

  • Level 1 takes students from overall IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) to overall IELTS 5.5.
  • Level 2 takes students from overall IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) to overall IELTS 6.0.

Each level is composed of two five-week modules and tests will be taken by all students every five weeks. At the end of the TCAEP, students must pass a Trinity College test to gain entry to TCFS. Students must also pass a test to move from Level 1 to Level 2.

Dates & Fees

TCAEP 2020 TCFS Intake Commencement Date End Date Cost
10 weeks - Level 2 February Main 24 October 2019 21 January 2020 $5,500
10 weeks - Level 1 March Extended 7 November 2019 3 February 2020 $5,500
10 weeks - Level 2 August Main 7 May 2020 20 July 2020 $5,750
20 weeks - Levels 1 + 2 August Main 19 February 2020 20 July 2020 $11,500
10 weeks - Level 1 August Extended 21 May 2020 3 August 2020 $5,750

Entry Requirements

Intake IELTS TOEFL Pearson Duration
Extended 5.0 (No band less than 4.5) 45 (Writing 12) 42 (Writing 36) 10 weeks - Level 1
Main 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) 59 (Writing 14) 46 (38 Writing) 10 weeks - Level 2
Main 5.0 (No band less than 4.5) 45 (Writing 12) 42 (Writing 36)

10 weeks - Level 1 +

10 weeks Level - 2

   
 
TCAEP is a NEAS endorsed English language centre.

If you have any questions please email tcaep@trinity.unimelb.edu.au