English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is part of the core subject of English, one of two compulsory core subjects in the Foundation Studies program. Students must achieve a score of at least 50% in EAP.

Course outline

EAP is designed to help develop study skills in the following areas:

  • interpreting information, understanding spoken and written academic texts, identify relevant information, sythesising information from listening and reading texts, and recognising points of view and bias
  • expressing ideas; formulating an opinion; presenting an argument using academic style in both oral and written forms; paraphrasing and using academic referencing conventions; structuring academic essays, reports and presentations; participating in discussions.


Synthesised paragraph: 5%
Discussion: 10%
Individual essay outline: 5%
Individual essay: 10%
Group oral presentation: 10%
Argumentative essay: 20%
Project/interview: 10%
Individual final integrated skills examination: 20%
Participation and independent learning: 10%