English for Academic Research (Academic English Level 6)

This 10-week program is tailored for candidates undertaking a UTS postgraduate research degree, either at PhD or Masters Level, who need to enhance their Academic English skills for research purposes.

To enter this program, candidates will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and a 6.5 in writing (or TOEFL/ PTE equivalent).

Students can undertake the English of Academic Research program in Sydney, Jakarta and Hanoi.

Course Aims

Students will be provided with the language knowledge and skills to be able to communicate their proposed research as accurately and professionally as possible.

The course is built around the theme of academic research itself. This theme is appropriate for the proficiency level of postgraduate research students and takes into account their expectations of relevance to their study.

Why English for Academic Research?

  • Most advanced Academic English curriculum on the market
  • Designed for PhD/master's students
  • Research focused topics
  • Discipline specific related subjects
  • 10-week practical program
  • All materials and course books written by leading language experts
  • Benefit from UTS:INSEARCH 25 years' experience teaching English for academic purposes

Course Outcomes

  • Enhanced English language skills for research degree study.
  • The successful completion of AE6 is recognised as meeting the UTS English language requirements for admissions to UTS courses requiring an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.

Course components

  • Vocabulary. Focuses on common core words related to themes such as describing a proposed study, identifying anticipated problems in research and talking about academic progress.
  • Features of academic writing/grammar in academic writing. Focuses on common core features of academic writing (e.g. punctuation, referencing conventions and clarity).
  • Writing texts or parts of texts. Features the writing skills for producing texts relevant to research candidature.
  • Academic reading skills. Draws on a range of written academic text types to practise a range of common core reading skills relevant to the candidate.
  • Independent discipline-specific reading. In a weekly two-hour session, students locate and read a text in their specialised field to inform their thinking about their proposed area of study. In class the following day students discuss their reading with other postgraduate students.
  • Academic listening skills. Draws on a range of spoken academic text types to practise common core listening skills.
  • Interactions. Focuses on spoken interaction with a supervisor and with other postgraduate research students.

English Entry Requirements

  • IELTS: overall minimum IELTS score of 6.5 and 6.5 in writing
  • TOEFL: overall minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79-93 and 21 in writing
  • PTE: overall minimum PTE score of 58-64

Study in Australia

  • Classes are run at our Sydney campus in Haymarket on a demand basis.
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Study in Indonesia

  • Classes are run in Jakarta on a demand basis.
  • Taught by a leading language expert from UTS:INSEARCH in Sydney.

Schedule of class
Term 1: July/August 2016
Term 2: January 2017
Location of class
Address:  Universitas Indonesia Kampus Depok
Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya Gedung 1,
Lantai 1 ruang 1101

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Study in Vietnam

  • Classes are run in Hanoi on a demand basis.
  • Taught by a leading language expert from UTS:INSEARCH in Sydney.

Schedule of class
Start date: 19 September 2016
Duration: 10-week program, 200 hours
Location of class
Address:  Hanoi University of Science & Technology,
Centre for Foreign Languages

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