The Academic English Program at Edith Cowan College is designed for students who plan to study a degree at Edith Cowan University. Students can improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills during this Program.
The length of your Academic English Program is subject to admissions’ assessment, based on your English level and the course you are going to study.
Full-time ECC English courses provide 20-22 hours of English study per week in a classroom setting. Active learning is encouraged through a wide range of teaching methods, which are combined with modern materials and resources. A variety of assessment methods are used to monitor progress.
ECC's English language courses are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
ECC Diploma Courses
ECC Foundation Program
|10 Week English Scholarship – A$4,750
|ECC Pre-Masters Courses (PQP)
ECU Bachelor Courses
ECU Post-Graduate and Masters Courses
ECU PhD courses
|08:30 - 10:30
Vocabulary: Natural Disasters
(Labelling a diagram, Note Completion, Multiple Choice
|Grammar: The Passive
Why use the passive? Tense Forms Practice Exercises
|Speaking: Share news articles in small groups
Reading: "Eating Up The Titanic"
True/False/Not Given Table Completion Multiple Choice
|Real Lecture Series: Lecture 2 "Bushfires in Australia"
Listen to a real lecture and take notes.
|Writing: Describing diagrams showing natural processes. Example: El Nino
Focus on linking ideas and organizing your description.
|10:30 - 10:55
|10:55 - 12:30
|Speaking: Language for structuring your presentations / signpost language
Preparation for oral presentations in small groups
|Writing: Describing a Process
Focus on describing stages.
Example: The Water Cycle: Write the process for water purification using the flow diagram.
On "An Innovative Invention"
Students present in small groups
|Real Lecture Series:
"Bushfires in Australia"
Follow-up discussion and Writing Task
Mini -tour of the library and time to change your books.
End of week Vocabulary and Grammar Quiz
|12:30 - 13:15
|13:15 - 14:15
Learning and recording vocabulary.
|Computer Lab News Activity
Find a relevant article Complete task Prepare to share your article in small groups
Taking notes on key information. Taking detailed notes on explanations and examples.
|Reading: Bees and their effect on the environment.
Grammar in context: Noun phrases