Study English for Academic Purposes

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developing your English for university or another academic environment

What are English for Academic Purposes courses?

Our English for Academic Purposes course gives you the opportunity to develop your English language skills for use in an academic environment. It gives you excellent insight into the culture and expectations at university in an English-speaking location. Course lengths are flexible to suit your current English language level.

This course is ideal if you want to develop your vocabulary and grammar, particularly in the key academic speaking skills of discussion and presentation. It allows you to gain direct, no-IELTS entry into a range of universities, private colleges and high schools in Australia and New Zealand, or Kaplan’s Business courses.

There are two entry levels for the course: level 1 for Intermediate speakers, and level 2 for Higher Intermediate.




This programme is right for you if:

  • You want to gain insight into the culture and expectations at University in an English-speaking environment
  • You want to gain direct entry into a range of universities, private colleges, and high schools in Australia and New Zealand
  • You want flexible course lengths to suit your current English ability
  • You want to enhance your CV and improve your chance for professional and academic success in the future
  • You want to receive an accredited Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement

Course facts

Course length
10 weeks per level
Entry level
Level 1: Intermediate or IELTS 5.0. Level 2: Higher Intermediate or IELTS 5.5 (Exit at equiv. of IELTS 6.0/6.5, depending on grade.) Students aiming to exit at the equivalent of an IELTS 6.5 level are expected to be IELTS 6.0 on entry to EAP.
Minimum age
16 Years old
Lesson hours
45 minute lessons
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15
Course structure

28 lessons (21 hours) of English for Academic Purposes: focus on developing the core language skills and strategies necessary for success in an academic context. While improving your vocabulary and grammar you will practice tasks such as note-taking, presenting and essay planning to build your confidence.

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools, K+eXtra and K+ clubs: Self-study time with access to exclusive materials and resources along with personalised sessions for you study the areas you most need help with, including exam techniques and study group work. 


All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

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Which schools offer this course

NZNew Zealand (1)
Auckland only offers Level 2 courses

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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