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Essential Academic English Course (EAE)

Build the vital Academic English skills for your pathway to university.

Level
Intermediate
Duration
10 weeks

Why study EAE?

  • EAE prepares you for University English or Foundation Studies English courses.

  • You will build your skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

  • You will be exposed to real course material from UNSW.

  • You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

Overview

Build the vital English skills you need to thrive at university. EAEC prepares you for University English Entry Course (UEEC) and Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC).

 

Course Content

Develop your skills in:

  • Academic writing and grammar skills.
  • Reading and research skills using academic texts.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Pronunciation and spoken English skills for presentations and academic discussion.
  • Academic listening and note taking skills.

 

Sample Timetable

Classes may be scheduled in the morning or the afternoon

Morning class times: 9.00 - 11.00am and 11.30 am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 - 3.30pm and 4.00 - 6.00pm

Monday

9:00am - 11.30am
Weekly Grammar and vocabulary review and short test
Language 1: Revising tenses and verb patterns-Present Simple

11:30am - 1:30pm
Writing Skills: Analysing simple sentence clause structure and preparing to write a biography

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Entry Requirements

Alternative English test results accepted due to COVID-19

The following tests will be accepted for UNSW Global programs until further notice:

  • IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will have the same entry requirements as those set for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Scroll down for entry requirements.
  • Duolingo English Test will be accepted for applications from China and Iran until 31 March for 2021 intakes. Applications after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students affected by COVID-19. See entry requirements for Duolingo here..
  • English Language Test scores and prior studies in English (including High School) will be accepted for tests completed no more than:
    • Three years before the intended start date in Foundation Studies or Diploma program
    • Two years before the intended start date in an English language course

Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Entry RequirementsDirect entryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS7.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 6.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)589, TWE 5.0513, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)94, Writing 2565, Writing 18
Pearson Test of English65, Writing 54
(subscores 54)
46, Writing 46
Cambridge Advanced English185, Writing 169162, Writing 154
HKDSE English5, Writing 42, Writing 3

Entry RequirementsDirect entryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(subscores 6.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)577, TWE 5.0483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)90, Writing 2356, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English64, Writing 54
(subscores 54)
38, Writing 38
Cambridge Advanced English176, Writing 169154, Writing 154
HKDSE English4, Writing 32

UNSW Transition Program Online

UNSW Transition Program Online

Entry RequirementsDirect entryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.5483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1856, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English169 Writing 162
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 147
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS Level)
TBC
HKDSE English3, Writing 31, Writing 2

Foundation Studies Programs

Actuarial Studies, Commerce, Design & Architecture

Entry RequirementsDirect entryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 38
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 147
(subscores 147)
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS/A-Level)
TBC
HKDSE English3, Writing 21, Writing 2

Science & Arts

Entry RequirementsDirect entryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
4.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.5457, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1847, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
32, Writing 38
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
147, Writing 154
(subscores 147)
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS/A-Level)
TBC
HKDSE English2, Writing 31, Writing 2

Entry RequirementsDirect EntryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
4.5, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.0457, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1447, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 38
(subscores 38)
32, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
147, Writing 147
O-Level EnglishCTBC
HKDSE English2, Writing 21, Writing 2

Entry RequirementsDirect EntryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)483, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)56, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English38, Writing 38
(subscores 32)
38, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English154, Writing 154
(subscores 147)
154, Writing 147
O-Level EnglishDTBC
HKDSE English21, Writing 2

Diploma Programs

Entry RequirementsDirect EntryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(No score less than 6.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)577, TWE 5.0483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)90, Writing 2356, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English64, Writing 54
(subscores 46)
38, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper
Cambridge Advanced English176, Writing 169
(subscores 162)
154, Writing 154
HKDSE English4 Overall, Writing 3 2
All India Senior School Certificate [CBSE]C1 in English Core
India School Certificate [ICSE]70% in English
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)Pass in 920 English
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)Grade 4 or above in either English A: language and literature at standard or higher level
Australian Foundation Programs70%/B- in English

Entry RequirementsDirect EntryEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)550, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 2056, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 50
(subscores 46)
38, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 169
(subscores 162)
154, Writing 154
HKDSE English3 Overall, Writing 3
All India Senior School Certificate [CBSE] C2 in English core
India School Certificate [ICSE] 60% in English
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)Pass in 914 English
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)Grade 3 in English A: language and literature at standard or higher level or English B at 4SL or HL
Australian Foundation Programs65%/C+ in English

Start dateEnd date
04 Jan 202112 Mar 2021
08 Feb 202116 Apr 2021
24 May 202130 Jul 2021
08 Jun 202103 Sep 2021
02 Aug 202108 Oct 2021
Indicative tuition feesAUD $5,650

You will be placed in an appropriate class based on a test score under the following conditions:

  1. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE tests must have been taken within 12 months of the enrolment date.
  2. If you have variations in test sub-scores, you may be assessed individually for placement and may require additional weeks of study.
  3. UNSW Global reserves the right to require you to undertake our placement test to confirm appropriate course placement.
  4. UNSW Global reserves the right to make changes to this course placement guide without notice.
  5. Progression into the next English course level depends on your achievement in course assessments. You may progress more quickly or slowly than the indication in weeks provided in this table.
  6. UNSW Global also accepts Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
  • Please note that Commonwealth financial support is not available for Non-Award programs including Global’s Foundation programs and all language courses
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