ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)

Program Description

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at the American University of Malta (AUM) is designed to help students who do not meet the required level of English proficiency to study for an Undergraduate and or Graduate Degree program. Upon successful completion of their EAP program, students can then enrol in their chosen program of study.

Our EAP teachers provide thorough guidance for students to develop their fluency and accuracy in Speaking, as well as Writing thus the EAP students are prepared to express themselves eloquently and powerfully. Students work on their Listening and Reading skills so that they can study or work comfortably in a native English speaking, academic environment. EAP program introduces various note taking and study methods and prepares for conducting research in English. 

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Program Details

We currently offer five EAP levels at the American University of Malta. The next EAP program commences on the 28th June, 2021. All learning materials are included in the course fee. Maximum Class size: 15. Range of activities and excursions included. 

Level 3 and 4

Students in Level 3 and 4 have the opportunity to take the iTEP exam, and if they earn the necessary score, they can be admitted into degree program.  

Eligibility Criteria 

In order for students in Levels 3 and 4 to be eligible to take the iTEP exam, they must pass the level with 80% in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams), plus have attended 75% of classes.  

Score Needed 

Students must earn a score equivalent to High-Intermediate proficiency to complete the program and be admitted into their degree program.  

The syllabus of EAP level 3 and 4 covers many aspects of grammar for example the use of tenses such as Past Simple and Present Perfect as well as phrasal verbs in the framework of English for Academic Purposes.

During the course students learn how to give a presentation also how to write complex sentences and organise them into different essays.

 

Level 5

Students in Level 5 can complete the program by fulfilling the following requirements: 

Undergraduate students must have an 80% average in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams) and must have attend 75% of classes. 

Graduate students must have an 90% average in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams) and must attend 75% of classes. 

Students in Level 5 who do not achieve the necessary percentage in all skills but have attended 75% of classes have the chance to take the iTEP exam to complete the program.  

Eligibility criteria 

In order for students in Level 5 to be eligible to take the iTEP exam, they must pass the writing course, plus have attended 75% of classes. 

Score Needed 

Students must earn a score equivalent to High-Intermediate proficiency to complete the program and be admitted into their degree program. 

The syllabus of EAP level 5 includes such parts of grammar as reported speech and idioms. Students practice presenting a business plan and taking part in a debate based around the idea of an academic subject relevant to the field of studies. 

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Program Duration:

8 weeks / level 

Program Schedule: 

Monday – Thursday  

Class Duration: 

5 hours per day 

Class Size: 

Max 15 

COURSE DATES & APPLICATION DEADLINES

Course Date : 28th June 2021 – Application deadline date: 21st June 2021 

Course Date : 23rd August 2021 – Application deadline date: 26th July 2021 

Course Date : 25th October 2021 – Application deadline date: 24th September 2021 

All EAP Courses end on Thursday 16th December 2021

Student Housing 

The American University of Malta offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. If you are interested in staying in our very well appointed centrally located accommodation, then kindly contact the Student Affairs Department for further information.

Single Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Triple Bedroom

8   weeks € 1000

16 weeks € 2000

24 weeks € 3000

8 weeks € 708

16 weeks € 1410

24 weeks € 2120

8 weeks € 520

16 weeks € 1040

24 weeks € 1560

Progression  

Students who want to pursue either bachelor’s or masters level programs at AUM may need to pass English for Academic Purposes course, if they have not reached the required level outlined in the admissions section under entry requirements. For institutional integrity, students should progress through all levels of the EAP program in a defined and reasonable length of time. Students who are unable to pass all the EAP levels within appropriate timeframe may be dismissed from AUM. At the time of enrolment, the admissions department will assess the English competence of the prospective student, asking for official IELTS documents or those from similar systems such as TOEFL.

If the student’s certification is below the desired level of competence, but the student meets all other admissions requirements, he/she is conditionally enrolled at AUM, and upon successful completion of the EAP program he/she is registered for credit courses as a regular student. If the student does not have an English language certification and is deemed by admissions to require additional English tutoring, he/she will be referred to the director of EAP for testing. It is compulsory for all conditionally admitted students to enrol in the EAP program.

The EAP program is divided into 5 levels which consists of 8 weeks per level:

• EAP90 – Student level (IELTS or equivalent) between 2.0 – 2.9 (Beginner)

• EAP 92 – Student level (IELTS or equivalent) between 3.0 – 3.9 (Beginner –Elementary)

• EAP 94 – Student level (IELTS or equivalent) between 4.0 – 4.4 (Elementary – PreIntermediate)

• EAP 96 – Student level (IELTS or equivalent) between 4.5 – 4.9 (Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate)

• EAP 98 – Student level (IELTS or equivalent) between 5.0 – 6.0/6.5 (Intermediate – High-Intermediate)

The progression of students to the next level is dependent on achieving the required test score and attendance of no less than 75%.

Contact the Admissions Office

Cristina Pedrosa

Admissions Specialist

Admissions Specialist

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team.