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Academic English

Improve your English for further study



Intakes: weekly
Course duration: 2 - 48 weeks

If your goal is to pathway to further study, our Academic English Programme will help you make this transition effectively. The course will provide you with the skills and strategies needed for academic success.

2 - 48 Weeks

Content & Delivery

Delivered by: Foundation English and Concordia Institute of Business

Students will develop and consolidate a range of skills required for tertiary study.


  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Sourcing study assistance
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Describing a process
  • Expressing a point of view
  • Giving a presentation


  • Distinguishing fact and opinion
  • Inferring meaning from context
  • Note taking and paraphrasing
  • Reading critically
  • Scanning/identifying specific information
  • Skimming/identifying main ideas
  • Text selection


  • Evaluate information
  • Interactive listening
  • Listening for gist and detail
  • Note taking
  • Predictive listening
  • Seeking clarification
  • Signposting


  • Avoiding plagiarism and references
  • Developing an argument
  • Drafting and revising content
  • Giving advice
  • Organising ideas
  • Paragraphing
  • Report writing
  • Synthesising material from multiple sources


On completion of this programme you will be able to:


  • Participate in an extended interview
  • Participate in an extended discussion
  • Deliver an oral presentation for an academic purpose


  • Understand the contents of a discussion
  • Understand the key information in formal communication (e.g. a presentation, a lecture)
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken texts and process information in English for academic purposes


  • Understand and locate information in a text
  • Identify topics in a text
  • Understand and locate opinions and attitudes in a text
  • Read and process information in English for academic purposes


  • Write an organised text (e.g. an article, a discursive essay, a report)
  • Write crafted text using researched material in English for academic purposes
  • Write texts under test conditions in English for academic purposes
  • Apply standard referencing conventions

Entry requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.


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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place (OOP) and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Start your programme

    Arrive at the campus reception to start your programme

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