English for Academic Purposes

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Are you aiming to study a diploma or degree? Then EAP is for you. This course will prepare you for academic study at college or university, by covering a range of skills from research to giving presentations. Also, many of our Direct Entry Pathway Partners have either a minimum IELTS requirement or an EAP certificate from our college. Therefore, if your IELTS score is just below your institution’s requirement, then you can take our EAP course instead to get you through.
The EAP course is 10 weeks, split into two 5-week assessment cycles. That means you will have a set of tests, projects and assignments to do every 5 weeks, and these will all be assessed for you to achieve your certificate.
The EAP course is quite challenging, but in 10 weeks you can become familiar enough with academic style and requirements to enter into a diploma or degree course with confidence.
There is a maximum of 18 students for the EAP class, but in general the class is about 8-12 students. This smaller class means you can get more personal attention from your teacher.
To start EAP1A, you need a minimum of 5.5 Academic IELTS (for EAP1B you also need 5.5 but with a score of 5.5 in each skill). If you do not have this score yet, we recommend you study in our General English or IELTS courses until you are able to enter EAP. The amount of time this will take depends on the student, and we will advise you when you arrive on how long we expect you should study.
You need to gain a pass for every test and assessment in each 5-week cycle to achieve your EAP certificate. You do get an opportunity to attempt some assessments again if you fail the first time. However, if you cannot pass all the units of a 5-week cycle, you will need to enrol and study that part again.
You need to check with the Academic Manager or Student Services. At the moment you must study EAP in the day class.
You can study in our IELTS Preparation course which will prepare you to sit the IELTS test. You will also be eligible for direct entry to our VET partners for a vocational course, as well as direct entry to our Higher Education partners for a degree course.
Your teachers are experienced and qualified with a proven record of teaching international students. Our IELTS teachers are thoroughly familiar with the IELTS test, its format and requirements, so you can take full advantage of their knowledge.We only have native-level English speaking teachers, so you can be sure you are learning correct grammar, pronunciation and usage.

The EAP course prepares you to study in Australian universities and other institutions of higher education. To succeed and enjoy your study in these institutions, you need effective communication skills. Kingsway EAP will help you do this by focusing on skills such as:

  • - giving presentationsEAP Exit & Entry Levels
  • - writing essays and reports
  • - participating in tutorial discussions                          
  • - listening for meaning and note-taking
  • - reading with purpose and taking exams


The EAP teachers are dedicated to helping you succeed and getting the results that you want. From EAP, you can enter Kingsway Institute pathway institutions.

Please feel free to use our online application form to start enrolment process. If you would have any additional questions please contact our marketing department at Level 1.

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Entry requirements: EAP1A = Kingsway Upper Intermediate level of General English, IELTS 5.5 Academic or equivalent

Entry requirements: EAP1B = Kingsway Upper Intermediate level of General English, IELTS  5.5 Academic or equivalent, no skills less than 5.5

Entry requirements: EAP2 = the successfull completion of EAP1, IELTS 6.0 Academic or equivalent

Minimum 10 weeks; Maximum 20 weeks of EAP1 and/or EAP2 (Morning session only)

Level 1 EAP1
Level 2 EAP2

EAP Intake Dates 2015, 2016

EAP,  Morning session 9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday

EAP,  Morning session - sample of timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 11:00
Academic listening Participating in discussions Tutorial discussions Academic reading

Listenting + note-taking Academic writing (paraphrasing)

Tutorial participation    Lecture listening 
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK TIME
11:15 - 12:45
Academic reading
(reading critically)
Academic writing
Academic reading
Computer research skills
Academic vocabulary + Academic writing genres
12:45-1:30 BREAK TIME
1:30 - 3:00
Presentation Skills
Lecture Skills
Assignment Writing Skills Individual Consultations +
Private Study


What is English for Academic Purposes?

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a course which prepares you for the challenges and difficulties you will face in an English-based degree or diploma course. It doesn’t only cover the English skills you need, but also explains the different aspects of culture and learning style that you will need to know about in an Australian college or university. We teach you about such things as how to do research, how to express your ideas in a group discussion, and how to use critical thinking.

Of course, there is also a focus on the skills you will need with the English language to cope at college. In writing, we teach you how to plan and write an essay, and how to include references from your research. In reading, we look at how to quickly find the relevant information you need, as well as how to analyse a text in-depth. With listening, you will learn about how to follow what your lecturer is saying and how to take notes. And for speaking, you will practise working in a group tutorial and how to give a presentation to an audience. As you study these skills, we will also provide you with the grammar and vocabulary you need to deal with each of them, such as using signalling language to connect the parts of your essay or seminar. We also look at more general study skills, including how to avoid plagiarism or how to identify your own mistakes.

Overall, our EAP course provides you with the knowledge and abilities you need to get started in your Australian study life.

  • Writing: Writes well-structured essays (up to 1000 words) using researching and referencing skills in some different genres. Main ideas are well supported with relevant ideas and examples. Able to use a range of sentence structures with varying degrees of accuracy. Reasonable range of vocabulary, including academic vocabulary.
  • Speaking: Understands and responds appropriately in discussions and tutorials. Uses presentation skills to present longer presentations. Generally uses effective communication strategies. Able to generally use accurate grammatical structures and a good range of vocabulary most of the time. Demonstrates a reasonably good level of phonological control.
  • Reading: Identifies the main points, the writer’s opinions in academic and other texts (800-1000 words). Can summarise shorter texts. Can read for detail, opinion and main ideas.
  • Listening: Able to take notes from a lecture and use them to identify main points and line of argument. Understands most details and some main ideas from media broadcasts.
  • Writing: Writes well-structured essays (up to 1500 words) in different genres. These are developed coherently with relevant ideas. Extensive and varied academic vocabulary. Sentence structures are accurate. Can reference proficiently.
  • Speaking: Communicates fluently using a range of registers. Accurate grammatical structures with good vocabulary range. A reasonably high level of phonological control.
  • Reading: Summarises and evaluates extended texts (1500 words or more) from a wide range of sources, including academic texts. Can read for detail, opinion and implied meanings.
  • Listening: Able to take notes while listening to extended texts from a variety of sources, including academic lectures. Able to summarise and evaluate the texts critically.

I had a good time. I love all the teachers and I will miss them. I love Kingsway. 

Nonthachai PHONGSRI, General English

It was a great pleasure to study at language school like Kingsway Institute. I really appreciate their hard work and wish them good luck and more success!

Muhammad Zohaib Iqbal Khan, English for Academic Purposes

I loved it here. I had such a good experience. Teachers are good people here. 

Kulwadee POGAEW, General English

It was a really great experiance studying at Kingsway. 

Jenny Johanna GUTIERREZ MESA , General English

It was a really great experience studying at Kingsway. The teachers are really supportive and inspirational.Kingsway Institute definitely helped me to improve my academic skills and I will really miss my teachers and classmates.

Ichchha THAPA, IELTS Preparation

First of all, I would like to thank all teachers and staff for everything such as support. I finished the General English course - Upper Intermediate level. Studying here was extremly important for my English improvement. I am grateful.

Daniel Augusto SANTOS DOS SANTOS, General English

Main thing I learned here was to build up my confidencefor further studies.

Avishek Jung THAPA, IELTS Preparation

Excellent quality of education! I am recommending Kingsway to all of my friends who need to improve their English.

Anna Solovyeva, IELTS Preparation

Yes, this was really great experiance! Go Kingsway go!

Musa Raza, English for Academic Purposes

I had a great time here in Kingsway. My teachers were good and I am able to see how my English improved. I made a lot of friends and always felt happy when going to school. Thanks Kingsway!

Sunisa Niwprasith, English for Academic Purposes

This school is fantastic! I really enjoyed my course at Kingsway Institute. I took my English class only for two weeks but I improved in all parts: writing, listening and speaking. If I came back to Sydney I would choose Kingsway Institute again.


Marianna Tomanova, General English

I chose to study at Kingsway Institute for the reason of improving my English level. This I have achieved and I am really happy with the result. Teachers and all the staff at Kingsway were kind and their services were a really high standard.


Jose Javier Gomez Diaz, IELTS Preparation

Upper Intermediate General English course was great at Kingsway Institute!


Antonio Suklovski, General English

I had had a very good experience in this institute. Teachers were very good and friendly and I have learned so much. I was attending EAP and IELTS class as well. 

Treja Pradhan, English for Academic Purposes

It was great here! I really enjoyed my study at Kingsway. My teachers helped me with any difficulty and they are also so attentive. They have good teaching skills. The school have everything a student needs when studying. There are omputers, good books and all teachers are native speakers which means that students are learning Australian accent. Thanks Kingsway, I realized a big improvement in my English.

Antonio De Oliveira, General English & IELTS Preparation

I am from Thailand and I came here with no English language 6  months ago. I am very happy with some of my teacher who I would like to wish best of luck. Namely than, to Gareth, to Anika and to James. 

Piyaphat, General English

I had a great time here in Kingsway! The teachers and all the staff members were very friendly and professional. I was able to see how my English was improving day by day. I made a lot of friends here and I feel very happy that I was part of his school.

Aneta Sugareva, General English & IELTS Preparation

I have learned a lot from the course and I am absolutely sure that I can apply  everything I have learned in this course. Kingsway is a nice Institute to learn English language and meet new people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly.

Nicky Wiranito, General English

I really enjoyed time here at Kingsway! I have studied here almost one year. What I really find great was that Kingsway helped me to build up a lot of new friendships from students who studied with me. Also, I found teachers lovely. They were helping me from the day 1 until the last day of my studies. Thank you Kingsway! 

Ondrej HOLEVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

I really liked and enjoyed studying at Kingsway. It is a nice institute to learn  English and meet people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly. 

Sami NAVARRO, General English & IELTS Preparation

I loved studying at Kingsway Institute. When I came to Kingsway I had only a beginner English skills. I started in General English class and continued in an IELTS Preparation later. I achieved Upper-Intermediate level which I am very happy about. My teachers were very good and they helped me a lot. I am happy to recommend Kignsway Institute to anyone who wishes to learn and improve their English language!

Eva TRUBACOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

Learning the English language at Kingsway Institute was a great experience. It enhanced my skills that will help me in the coming future. 


I started in the Upper - Intermediate class and finished in the IELTS Preparation class. I appreciate the effort of our teachers, who helped us to overcome the difficulties with the English language. It is great to see, how is your English improving every day and how you can become confident after finishing your course. Thank you Kingsway Institute! 

KLARA KALINOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

It has been an amazing experience, improving my English skills at KW. Teachers at Kingsway are very professional, and always come up with fun ways to teach English. Teachers are very good at identifying individual needs, and make every effort to help you improve in the area where you lack skills. It has helped me to achieve an overall score of 77 in PTE.

Ali Shahbaz, English for Academic Purposes

The EAP is essential for Uni it is educational and worth doing it.

NIKOLA VELJANOVSKI, English for Academic Purposes

Kingsway is good place, have good students, have good location near Town Hall train station and it is also near park. There are many markets and restaurant in the area. Administration people are very nice and very quick for document processes, the teachers are good too.


I have really enjoyed studying English language and IELTS Preparation at Kingsway Institute. I would certainly recommend studying GE and IELTS Prep courses to other students.

MICHAL HORAK, General English and IELTS Preparation

"I chose Kingsway because I wanted to learn English for my future work in the hospitality industry. The General English course was very useful and I believe I achieved my goal. I will now be able to work in any country and use the English language. I recommend Kingsway to anyone who needs to start or improve their English language skills."

JAKUB POKORNY, General English

"The IELTS test preparation course at Kingsway Institute was a necessary starting point for me to be able to understand the IELTS test system, learn skills to manage time pressures of the test as well as gain knowledge needed to achieve a 6.5 score result. I have managed to get 7.0!!! Kingsway helped me a lot and I am happy to say that I can recommend them."


"I studied English for Academic Purposes at Kingsway because I had to have the proper level of English language knowledge to be able to study at University. The teachers at Kingsway picked up my weaknesses and gave me a lot of support to improve in academic skills. I feel I am ready to start my degree with confidence."

TEA KWON YOU, English for Academic Purposes


Kingsway Institute is an exciting and innovative English learning centre located in the heart of the Sydney CBD in Australia. 
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