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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.

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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.

  • GE1 (Elementary): IELTS 3.5 or equivalent
  • GE2 (Pre-intermediate): IELTS 4.0 or equivalent or successful completion of GE1
  • GE3 (Intermediate): IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or successful completion of GE2
  • GE4* (Upper-intermediate): IELTS 5.0 or equivalent or successful completion of GE3

*GE4 is for students who want to continue developing their language skills in General English rather than Academic English. It does not provide a pathway into CQUniversity main courses.

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 participating in cultural and sporting activities, will give you added opportunities to practise your English skills in real-life natural settings.

Sample timetable:

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9.00am – 11.00am

Topic: Sporting Superstitions

Vocabulary: Sport

Pronunciation: “or” or “er”

Speaking: Interview a partner

Listening: Listening to an interview.

Skill: Gap-fill/multiple choice

Grammar: past tenses revision

Topic: Love at Exit 19

Reading: “Love at…”

Skills: predict/read and listen, order events, meaning from context.

Vocabulary: Relationships

Pronunciation: the letter “s”

Listening: True/false, speakers point of view, matching speakers

Watching and Listening Skills: Listen for facts, true/false/not given, answering questions, remembering phrases

11.00am – 11.30amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11.30am – 1.30pm

Reading: “If I bounce..” Skill: Matching topic sentences

Communication Activity: “Other sporting superstitions”

Speaking: Telling an anecdote – tell a partner

Communication and Speaking: “We are the champions!”

Grammar: Usually and used to

Pronunciation and Speaking: Linking sounds/ speaking with a partner.

Speaking: Agree/ disagree group discussions

Communication Topic: Could you do me a favour?”

Watching and Listening Skills: Choosing correct phrases/ complete phrases

  • 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.

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of GE3 at any CQUEnglish Language Centre

The course is dynamic and interactive. The material is delivered through a course book, audiovisual equipment and online resources, and you will participate in group activities and discussions.

Sample timetable:

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9.00am – 11.00am

Speaking: Group discussions

Speaking: Expressing ideas and opinions

Reading: Understand the main idea in a paragraph

Write effective sentences

Vocabulary: Identify and use common academic words

11.00am – 11.30amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11.30am – 1.30pm

Listening: Identify different perspectives in a lecture

Speaking: Presenting data using numerical language

Grammar: Understand and use language to make a text cohesive

Writing: Using simple and compound sentences

Speaking: Group discussions and review

  • 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.

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of EAP1

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.

Sample timetable:

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9.00am – 11.00am

Speaking: Group discussions and critical thinking

Listening: Recognising language that signals the lecture topic and lecture plan

Listening: Identifying the main points and details within a lecture

Reading: Understanding journal articles

Reading: Analysing and interpreting visual information

11.00am – 11.30amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11.30am – 1.30pm

Writing: Planning and writing an argument essay

Writing: Applying suitable quotes from academic sources

Blended Learning: Completion of online activities

Speaking: Learning to participate in a university tutorial

Speaking: Delivering a successful academic presentation

  • 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.

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of EAP2

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.

Sample timetable:

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9.00am – 11.00am

Speaking: Group discussions and critical thinking

Reading to identify facts and opinions

Writing: Summarise a short text

Listen for the main points in a lecture

Vocabulary: Infer meaning from a text

11.00am – 11.30amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11.30am – 1.30pm

Reading for a purpose

Writing: Planning a report

Blended Learning: Complete online activities

Speaking: Asking questions and showing agreement

Speaking: Group discussions and review

  • 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

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.

IELTS 4.5 or equivalent of a high pass at intermediate level.

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY
8.30am – 10.00am

Discussion/Reading*

Homework check/Feedback writing

Listening*

Homework check

Listening*

Homework check/Feedback writing

Review*

10.00am – 10.15am Break Break Break Break
10.15am – 11.15am

Vocabulary/Language development*

Vocabulary/Language development*

Reading*

Listening^

11.15am – 11.25am Break Break Break Break
11.25am – 12.25pm

Writing*

Speaking*

Reading*

Speaking^

12.25pm – 1.00pm Break Break Break Break
1.00pm – 2.30pm

Speaking*

Individual skill-building tasks^

Writing*

Individual skill-building tasks^

* Core
^ Supplementary

Independent and guided learning

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY

Student’s Resource Book

MyEnglishLab

Writing Task 1 Supplementary

Student’s Resource Book

MyEnglishLab

Student’s Resource Book

MyEnglishLab

Writing Task 1 Supplementary

Student’s Resource Book

MyEnglishLab (Module Test 1)

CRICOS Code: 073808M

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