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English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry (24 weeks)

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  • Objectives
    This course aims to develop the advanced reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, computer and study skills required for further study at ACU National, for Diplomas, Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Programs. It will prepare students for the language, academic and cultural demands of studying at ACU National. Students in English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry will develop: Comprehension, critical thinking, notetaking skills and vocabulary; Academic speaking and writing skills; Further knowledge of English grammar; and The ability to communicate on issues relating to their field of interest.
  • Entry requirements
    An IELTS score of no less than 1.0 under the entry score for their intended study at ACU National
  • Academic Title
    English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry (24 weeks)
  • Course description
    Assessment

    In the English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry program, assessment is continuous. Students complete a series of assessment tasks that start in Week 2 of the course and finish in Week 12. Although there are tests in the final week of the course, they are only worth approximately 25% of the overall assessment.

    Assessment task scores are added together to give the final grade. Results for the course are expressed as High Distinction, Distinction, Credit, Pass or Fail.

        * Students with a PASS result will gain direct entry into an ACU National course for which the IELTS entry requirement is 5.5. Students with a CREDIT result will gain direct entry into an ACU National course for which the IELTS entry requirement is 6.0.
        * Students with a DISCTINCTION result will gain direct entry into an ACU National course for which the IELTS entry requirement is 6.5.
        * Students with a HIGH DISTINCTION result will gain direct entry into an ACU National course for which the IELTS entry requirement is 7.0.

    Advantages

    English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry focuses on developing the English language proficiency and approach to academic study that students need to successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, it allows students to become familiar with their campus and the resources and services available to international students.

    The assessment tasks are similar to those that students undertake in university courses at ACU National and require students to use campus library resources, including subject-specific databases. The content is stimulating. Students have the opportunity to focus on their own area of interest, such as nursing or business.

    Late Entry

    Due to the structure of the program, late entry is not advisable. Students who arrive after the commencement date may be placed in an alternative program, such as IELTS Test Preparation or General English. In this case students will be required to demonstrate their English proficiency through the ACU English Test or IELTS in order to take further study at the University.


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