The Academic English program is designed for students who plan to study at an Australian university or who are interested in developing their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This program is taught on the Mt Lawley campus of Edith Cowan University.
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 is also a member of the Western Australian Private Education and Training Industry Association (WAPETIA).
|071799A $450/week||ECC Diploma Courses||10 Week English Scholarship Available – A$4,500|
|ECC Pre-Masters Courses (PQP)||N/A|
ECU PhD courses
ECU Post-Graduate and Masters Courses
ECU Bachelor Courses
The course is taught in 10 week terms, with start dates approximately every five weeks.
Orientation is the beginning of your studies at Edith Cowan College (ECC), and a fun way to enrol in your new course, meet new students from all over the world, and get the information and assistance you need to help in your studies at ECC.
Please note: English packaged students will commence their studies on the ECU Mount Lawley campus. This will be stated in the Letter of Offer.
What will happen at Orientation?
ECC arranges a range of activities which will guide you on your way to successful studies.
Where should I go?
ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10
2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley
Edith Cowan College Welcome Centre
What do I need to bring on my first day?
At Orientation, you will:
|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||Break 1||Break 1||Break 1||Break 1||Break 1|
|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||Break 2||Break 2||Break 2||Break 2||Break 2|
|13:15 - 14:15||Study Skills:
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