VU English

English For Academic Purposes Level 4 (EAP4), Upper-intermediate

VU English

Institution Title :
VU English
Local Title :
VU English
Also Trading as :
VU English
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Course Title :
English For Academic Purposes Level 4 (EAP4), Upper-intermediate
Program :
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Level :
Language Course
Faculty :
English Language
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Entry Level :
IELTS 5.0 or PTE 37-43 or TOEFL IBT 35-45
Minimum Age :
Placement Test :
VU English Placement Test or Completion of VU General English Level 3 (GE3)
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EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper-intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is made up of the following courses:

  • EAP4 - English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate

          (course available across all intakes)

          A 10-week course for students who wish to study academic English or gain direct entry into foundaton studies, TAFE certificates/diplomas or higher education diplomas (Diploma of                    Business, Engineering or Information Technology) at VU.

  • EAP5 - University Preparation Undergraduate

          (courses available at intakes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9)

          A specialised 10-week program for students who wish to enrol in a Victoria University undergraduate course.

  • EAP6 - University Preparation Postgraduate

          (courses available at intakes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9)

          For students with an advanced level of English who wish to enrol in a Victoria University postgraduate course.


Benefits of studying EAP

  • Over 95% graduation rates.

  • Rapid progress in academic reading, writing, speaking and listening.

  • Practice in lecture and tutorial note-taking.

  • Direct entry to TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

  • Extra support for students.


You will study the following subjects:

  • Academic Culture

  • Academic Writing

  • Academic Reading

  • Academic Listening

  • Academic Speaking


Level 4 is our upper-intermediate English level. Students completing this level have an English ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5. It allows you to move to EAP 5 or enter a TAFE diploma. Level 4 meets the English language admission requirements for diploma courses.

We offer a variety of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at different levels. We use an active teaching approach to help you learn English. We target reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Many of our courses use our own textbooks and teaching materials. Assessment is a combination of ongoing assessment and final assessment tasks at the end of each course.

Our courses improve your English skills and prepare you to study at university or TAFE in diplomas, degrees, masters and PhDs.

The English courses we offer are:

1. General English from Elemenatry to Advanced (GE1 to GE5) - To study diploma courses

2. English for Academic Purposes from Upper intermediate to Advanced (EAP4 to EAP6) - To study bachelor, master and PhD courses

3. IELTS Preparation


Learning activities in class
During your classes you will participate in:

  • class discussions and role plays
  • presentations and debates
  • essay and report writing
  • videos and audio learning
  • workshops and tutorials
  • quizzes and tests
  • journal/diary writing
  • computer assisted learning


Class Size and Hours

The average class size is 15 students (maximum of 18 students). Our students study 20 hours a week, 4 hours per day. There are usually 2 hours of morning classes and two hours of afternoon classes. On most days, additional support classes are provided during lunch breaks.


Study tours

At VU English, we provide customised study tours for foreign universities and institutions.

You can improve your English language proficiency and have a unique Australian experience. We can arrange:

  • accommodation
  • airport pick-ups
  • excursions
  • a wide range of English language courses to meet your needs.
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