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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

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EAP Program

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is an intensive (or remedial) set of courses for NEW students or Potential Students.

New BACU Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements may be granted conditional admission and must complete the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

For International Students (or local students) who are only interested in the EAP program to improve their English, BACU offers a complete package including Visa, Accomodation & Program Fees.

Students enrolled in the EAP Program study 12 to 15 hours of English each week. It allows them to improve their English skills and achieve the required English proficiency test scores.

The program runs for 1 semester (15 weeks). Students who obtain a passing test score may exit the EAP program immediately.

English Placement 

 All students who enter the EAP program must take the English Placement Test. This test is conducted on-campus and takes about one hour to complete. It assesses the current English skill level of learners and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards.​ BACU uses these test results to place learners in the most appropriate EAP section.

Completing the EAP program allows students to progress into the regular academic curriculum at BACU. The EAP program is NOT a substitute for, nor does it exempt students from the three academic credit-bearing English courses at the College, i.e., English I, English II, and Technical Communication. Also, the EAP program will cost the student 10,000 AED to be paid upon joining the program.

For
International Students (or local students) who are only interested in the EAP program and not interested in joining BACU afterwards, BACU offers a complete package of a one Semester (15 weeks) English Intensive Program with 12-15 hours per week for 7,500 USD which includes: Registration, English Program Fees, 6 Month - VISA Fees, and Accomodation (Shared) Fees.

Starter and Beginner Levels

The Section I course encompasses an intensive study of English grammar, spelling, syntax, speaking, and writing skills (including handwriting). It develops these skills rapidly and enables learners who enter the course at the Starter Level to reach Beginner Level A1.1 in about four weeks; students who enter at Beginner Level A1.1 progress to Beginner Level A1.2 in close to the same time. By the end of one semester, all students complete this course program at (or above) the Beginner A1.2 Level. They are now ready to study English at the Elementary A2 Level in the EAP Section II course.

 

  1. At the Starter Level, a learner knows the alphabet and sounds of the language; a student also understands first words, basic emergency questions, and how to respond to simple phrases and questions

  2. At Beginner Level A1.1, students understand and use familiar everyday phrases; they can conduct personal introductions and can ask and answer questions about personal details; they can also understand and respond to simple messages

  3. At Beginner Level A1.2, learners understand sentences and frequently used expressions; they can describe (in simple terms) aspects of their background and immediate environment

 

Exercises in all sections include working with the Academic Word List (AWL), learning to write sentences and paragraphs, and reading aloud in class to improve speaking skills.

Elementary and Intermediate Levels

This course involves the continued study and review of English grammar, spelling, syntax, speaking, and writing skills for learners. It develops these skills and will ultimately enable learners to reach the CEFR B1 Intermediate Levels.

 

  1. At Elementary Levels A2.1-A2.2, students understand sentences and frequently used expressions. They describe (in simple terms) aspects of their background and immediate environment.

  2. Pre-Intermediate Levels B1.1-B1.2 enable students to understand the main points of a conversation (about work, school, leisure, travel). They produce simple connected text, describe experiences, and produce explanations for opinions and plans.

  3. In Intermediate Levels B1.3-B1.4, students understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. They interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.

 

Exercises in all sections include working with the Academic Word List (AWL), writing well-developed paragraphs, and reading aloud in class to improve speaking skills.

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