English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP)?

This course will help you prepare for further study in Australia or for an IELTS test. It helps students to prepare the four macro-skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening; as well as developing abilities in specific EAP-related areas including Information and Communication Technology (ICT), study skills, research skills, note-taking skills and tutorial presentations. There is also a component of broader academic skills including awareness of Australian academic culture and critical analysis, which cater for the learner's future academic needs.


How is the EAP course taught?

EAP is taught using an integrated approach to language teaching. This includes a communicative approach, genre teaching, and vocabulary extension. Learners independent research skills are developed and encouraged, and exam strategies are also covered, including an oral presentation and a written assignment. Students will be taught the skills required to be successful participants in the higher education environment.

Teaching materials are taken from a broad range of sources including published textbooks, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and the Internet. Classrooms are equipped with Smartboards, allowing teachers to access the Internet during lessons.


8 - 52 weeks


Metro English College offers all levels of English for Academic Purposes, from Beginner to Advanced.

When you arrive at MEC

You need to arrive before 9am on the first day of your course (usually Monday). Inform reception on Level 4, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney. Please then go to Room 409B to complete registration.

The Director of Studies will introduce you to Metro English College with a presentation telling you what you can expect during your stay. You will also receive help to set up your online student account (MyGCA) and go on a guided tour of the building and facilities.

You will be given a placement test in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, so we can put you in the most suitable class for your level.

Intake Dates

Every Monday of each week excluding public holidays and the Christmas holiday period. If there is a public holiday on Monday, intake falls on a Tuesday.