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To help you choose a course, we have developed a short English language test so you can check your English level in a few minutes. Based on your test results, we will recommend the English course on offer at CQUniversity that might be suitable for you. Please note that the test is only a general guide and should not be used for academic purposes.

IELTS Preparation

The IELTS is a universally recognised English language proficiency test. CQUEnglish in Rockhampton North is an accredited IELTS test centre.

Our IELTS Preparation classes will help you improve your English and prepare for your IELTS test. Classes are organised around the contents of a typical IELTS test and give you the opportunity to practise your test skills using IELTS test style materials.

Entry requirements  
IELTS 4.5 or equivalent of a high pass at intermediate level  

CRICOS Code: 073808M

General English

CQUEnglish offers General English (GE) at various levels to suit your needs. A placement test assesses your current English language ability and places you in the level that suits you. The General English course will help you develop your everyday communication skills in reading, writing, listening  and speaking.

Entry requirements  
  • GE1 (Elementary): IELTS 3.5 or equivalent
  • GE2 (Pre-intermediate): IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
  • GE3 (Intermediate): IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or successful completion of GE
How you will learn  
The General English course is dynamic and interactive. Participating in group projects will help you develop teamwork skills while providing a supportive and fun environment to improve your English. Activities outside the classroom, like regular excursions to popular tourist sites and participatinginculturaland sporting activities will give you added opportunities to practise your English skills in real life natural settings.  
When you finish your course, you will be able to:  
  • Participate in conversations and discussions on a range of topics.      
  • Speak more clearly with better pronunciation.      
  • Use a greater range of vocabulary properly for academic and everyday life.      
  • Read and understand a range of written texts.      
  • Write paragraphs of texts for a range of uses.      
  • Give short oral presentations.      

CRICOS Code: 017012A

English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1)

The English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) course will help you develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for university study. During the course, you will also develop your critical thinking and academic skills.

Entry requirements  
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent; or      
  • Successful completion of GE3 at any CQUEnglish Language Centre      
How you will learn  

The course is dynamic and interactive. Material is delivered through a coursebook, audio visual equipment and online resources, and you will participate in group activities and discussions.    

When you finish your course, you will be able to:  
  • Read and understand academic articles for main ideas and more detailed comprehension.      
  • Plan and write academic essays.      
  • Present information on academic topics.      
  • Contribute to and lead group projects.      
  • Develop your academic study skills.      
  • Understand academic study requirements.      
  • Use online resources for learning more effectively.      
  • Research a range of topics.      

CRICOS Code: 069709D

English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2)

The English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) course will help you develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for university study at a high level.

Entry requirements  
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; or      
  • Successful completion of EAP1      
How you will learn  

The course is interactive and flexible. Resources include academic texts, journals, lectures and videos, and you will participate in authentic academic activities related to your course.You will complete tasks modelled on those found in degree courses at university.    

When you finish your course, you will be able to:  
  • Think critically and examine a range of issues.      
  • Research, plan and write reports and academic essays.      
  • Communicate and interact with your lecturers and peers in an academic setting.      
  • Listen effectively for note taking during lectures and tutorials.      
  • Use academic reading skills to improve your reading speed and comprehension.      
  • Give presentations and become more confident speaking publicly.      

CRICOS Code: 017006K

English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP3)

The English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP3) course will help you develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for entry to CQUniversity academic courses requiring an equivalent of IELTS 6.5.

Entry requirements  
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent; or      
  • Successful completion of EAP2      
How you will learn  

The course is interactive and flexible. Resources include academic texts, journals, lectures and videos, and you will participate in authentic academic activities related to your course. You will complete tasks modelled on those found in degree courses at university.    

When you finish your course, you will be able to:  
  • Think critically and examine a range of issues.      
  • Plan and write academic essays.      
  • Research, plan and write reports and academic essays.      
  • Communicate and interact with your lecturers and peers in an academic setting.      
  • Listen effectively for note taking during lectures and tutorials.      
  • Use academic reading skills to improve your reading speed and comprehension.      
  • Give presentations and become more confident speaking publicly.      

CRICOS Code: 091931C

Timetable

All courses are 20 contact hours per week, although timetables vary by campus location. You will be assigned a class between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm. The following is a sample class timetable for CQUEnglish in Rockhampton North.

Class times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9 – 10.30 am        

Class 1        

Class 1        

Class 1        

Class 1        

Class 1        

 

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

Break        

 

Class 2        

Class 2        

Class 2        

Class 2        

Class 2        

10.45 am – 12.15 pm        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

Break        

 

Class 3        

Class 3        

Class 3        

Class 3        

Class 3        

1  – 2 pm        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

GE
EAP        

Friday Assembly

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