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Academic English Preparation, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
University rank #29 (QS) Canberra, Australia
This Academic English Preparation course from Australian National University is a ten-week course designed to equip international students with the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in Australia and to transition successfully to other courses at ANU College.
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This Academic English Preparation course from Australian National University aims to enable all students to develop their critical understanding and control of the English language for use in a wide range of formal and informal situations. 

It also aims to develop the level of competence required to meet the demands of ANU Access English, Foundation and Diploma programs.

The AEP programme consists of 23 hours per week of face-to-face classroom instruction, including 2 hours a week of Supervised Study Time (SST), ICT and/or Study Skills. 

Upon successful completion of the AEP programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate in English accurately, fluently and effectively in a range of social and academic contexts.
  • Demonstrate intercultural awareness, understanding and the knowledge and skills needed to use language appropriately in a range of personal, social and academic contexts.
  • Work independently and collaborate with others effectively in teams.
  • Think independently, analytically and creatively.

Programme Structure


  • Develop research skills using a variety of resources (internet, books, journals etc)
  • To use critical thinking skills to evaluate texts, question ideas in texts and those offered by others, and to support arguments using logic
  • To use IT programs to produce documents relevant to each level
  • To develop general study skills.


  • Students are assessed through a series of formal and informal assessment tasks which target the objectives and learning outcomes of the course as contained within the course book and set cumulative assessment tasks at each level. Assessment includes formal tests, cumulative assessment tasks, class work, homework, participation and the Week 10 test.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      10 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 085947A

  • To progress successfully to the next level of AEP or the next course/program of study, students must achieve an overall grade of 60% and above with a minimum of 60% in each skill.
  • A student who attempts all assessment tasks and meets the progression requirements of the programme, but achieves between 55% and 59% in only one skill will be eligible for a supplementary task. Successful completion of a supplementary task; that is, achieving a minimum grade of 60% in that task, allows the student to progress to the next level of AEP and/or their next course/program of study. No student will be eligible for a supplementary task in more than one skill.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5200 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    5200 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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