What is the EAP (IELTS Preparation) Course?

EAP CRICOS course code: 062542A

This course is not only about achieving success in English but also acquiring the skills you will need to succeed at university and beyond. From basic study skills to preparing for your first job interview, you will learn to become confident in any academic, social or work situation. This course is designed to develop the language skills and knowledge of Intermediate to Upper Intermediate level students, and to prepare them for the general or academic modules of the IELTS test. The course is challenging and fast-paced, with a clear focus on improving both English language skills and exam techniques.

Study Mode

Intensive 23 hours per week

Morning Classes Only

M-F 8.00am to 12.15pm

+ 2 days, 1.5 hours each – total 3 hours per week




Semi Intensive 20 hours per week

Day: M-F 8.00am to 12.15pm

Evening: M-F 5.00pm to 9.15pm

Key Features

Key Features

  • Exam skills
  • Fluency and pronunciation
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Listening & Speaking skills
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Grammar in context
  • Oral presentation skills and tutorials
  • Academic research skills and study skills

Who is the English for Academic Purposes course designed for?

  • For Intermediate and Advanced English level students who wish to prepare for the IELTS test or improve their academic English skills
  • For students who need to obtain  a level of English to further pursue academic studies at diploma, undergraduate or post graduate qualification levels
  • Enhancing a CV by highlighting a proficiency in English level for migration and career opportunity purposes

Learning Outcomes

  • Increasing English language skills in the key IELTS test areas: writing, speaking, listening and reading
  • Increasing general English ability in grammar, vocabulary and functional language
  • Developing familiarity with the IELTS test format
  • Testing and exam preparation
  • Practising a range of test-taking strategies
  • Exposure to meeting time limits

More information about EAP (IELTS Preparation)

Course Content

  • Academic writing development Interactive speaking skills development
  • Academic listening development
  • Academic reading strategies development
  • Development of academic vocabulary
  • Development of grammar knowledge
  • Study skills and independent learning
  • IELTS exam preparation

 Levels of Study

This course is offered at the following two levels:

  • EAP 1: For students at a strong Intermediate level (with an exit level approximate to IELTS 5.5-6.0)
  • EAP 2: For students at Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels (with an exit level approximate to IELTS 6.5-7.0)


Weekly assessment tasks.


International House Sydney.

Further Study

IH Sydney offers articulation to a number of colleges and Universities. 


EAP 1: Strong Intermediate level or minimum IELTS score of 5.0

EAP 2: Upper Intermediate level or minimum IELTS score of 6.0

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Please present the following to International House Sydney

  • Original copy of English level test score
  • Section A of the application form
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you do not have an official English level test score:

You  will be required to take our in-school English level test, available every Wednesday at 2:45pm at Level 1, 203 Clarence Street, Sydney. Other days and times can also be arranged, at your request.

You will also need to provide:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms

If you are applying from outside Sydney, please complete the following:

  • Section A of the application form
  • Section B of the application form – assessment questions 2 & 3
  • Signed Terms and Conditions and Indemnity and Release forms
  • Students will also be required to complete a short telephone or Skype speaking test