If you want to improve your English skills for further study in Australia, our Academic English courses can help you.
Navitas English has more than 70 direct entry higher education partners. They include universities, colleges, Technical & Further Education (TAFE), Vocational Education & Training (VET) and Registered Training Organisations (RTO). Our courses have pathways to master’s, bachelor’s, diploma and certificate programs.
If you successfully complete Academic English, you do NOT need to sit the IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency to our direct entry partners (provided you meet all the other course requirements).
Academic English can be very different to the English you use every day. Even if you speak English well in conversation, it might be difficult to understand the new words and structures used in university or another academic setting.
In this course, you will develop skills in academic proficiency and literacy in English. You will find it easier to understand and participate in your university course. If you complete the Academic English course successfully, you will be able to use English in a variety of academic contexts and take responsibility for your progress with little support from teachers.
Our course content is high quality and relevant, and we work with you to make sure you reach a level of English ready for further study. The pass rate for our Academic English students is 92 percent.
If you complete the course successfully, you do not need to sit the IELTS or TOEFL tests to study one of our partner programs.
Know how to analyse reading texts and interpret assessment tasks
Structure your reports and essays effectively
Confident note-taking for lectures and tutorials
Participate in group projects and present confidently
Focus: note taking, research, oral presentation
Listening – note taking: ‘The Jaguar’
Grammar – comparative adjectives
Identify the animal worksheet
Pair research and note taking on an animal
Focus: planning writing, internal referencing
Listening – plan your writing: ‘The Jaguar’
Task – Grouping the main ideas: ‘The sea otter’
Language focus: internal referencing
Nouns and pronouns consistency
Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate p. 37
Writing – paragraph writing activity; practise writing from topic sentences: ‘Orangutans’
Focus: checking and editing, plagiarism/paraphrasing
Editing in pairs – edit homework
Checking your writing
Language – check homework
Reading – plagiarism
How to avoid plagiarism; citing your source
Paraphrasing, summarising and plagiarism; comparing three examples
Focus: note taking, relative clauses, reading
Listening – note taking: ‘The Yellow-Bellied Glider’
Reading – ‘The Sea Bear of the North’
Grammar – relative clauses
Give me a clue
Focus: note taking, comparing animals, guided writing
Note taking from a factual text: ‘Koalas’
Focus on structure: ‘Koalas’
Guided writing – The Green Sea Turtle (in class or in the computer lab)
The Countries Game