English for Academic Purposes

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The goal of the English Academic Purposes (EAP) program is to introduce Vietnam – UK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VN-UK) students to the culture of higher education and prepare them for future academic use of English. This program offers three instructional levels.

– EAP1 is a full-time 7-week course with 84 hours of instruction with both native and Vietnamese teachers. This course reviews basic grammar points, assists students in writing a paragraph and addresses pronunciation issues of Vietnamese speakers of English, particularly final sounds. It also provides students with vocabulary, English skills and strategies to deal with
IELTS Speaking Part 1 and IELTS Listening Section 1. At the end of this module, students’ English level is expected to be equivalent to IELTS 4.5.

– EAP-2 aims at enhancing students’ academic English skills, providing them with practical skills and guiding them towards getting IELTS 5.0. Practice activities are provided to help students practice skills, techniques and strategies necessary for the IELTS test. Special emphasis of this course is also placed on helping students overcome some persistent errors in grammar and pronunciation often made by Vietnamese learners.

– EAP3 is the final stage of preparing students for their further academic study at VN-UK with sufficient English language proficiency. At the end of this module, students’ English level is equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
The EAP program is committed to the student-centered approach. Diagnostic tests, weekly or monthly assessments, and final assessments are conducted in order to closely keep track of students’ progress and offer extra support for those who need. One-on-one spoken and written
feedback on students’ performance is provided to individual students during face-to-face classroom time.

Our EAP classes follow backward design approaches in which we focus on student progression and ensure that our students are able to meet the target learning outcomes. This is demonstrated in our step-by-step pathways addressing student needs and providing

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