Why study University English Preparation? 

University English Preparation (UEP) is a part-time course designed to help you become more confident in using English for work, social situations and study. It also helps prepare you to:

  • Get a high IELTS or TOFEL score,

  • Pathway to University study.

Through short, part-time courses UEP will help build your skills to the level you need whether this is the ability to:

  • Have a confident conversation in English,

  • Interact successfully in an English speaking business environment,

  • Successfully complete IELTS or TOFEL or,

  • Transfer to Academic English and pathway to study in an English speaking university.


UEP offers an indirect pathway to an English-speaking University by allowing you to:

  • Transfer into our Academic English (AE) program,

  • Complete an IELTS or TOFEL examination.


UEP will help you learn the following skills

  • Report and essay writing

  • Fast and intensive reading

  • Presentation skills

  • Independent learning

  • Negotiation

  • Conversational skills for any situation

  • Email writing

Course Structure

UEP is offered part-time in 40 hour blocks.

To ensure you enter at the level that suits your abilities we provide an English skills assessment prior to enrolment. We then provide counselling to ensure that you leave AEC with the English skills that meet your study or career goals.

Level 1 - Introductory

Topics: Our World, Lifestyle & Events

Introduces you to key grammar and language structures and formal writing skills.

Duration: 4 modules of 40 hours each

Level 2 - Pre-Intermediate

Topics: People and Society

Focuses on developing writing skills (including paragraph and essay writing), presenting skills and, reading and listening skills and strategies.

Duration: 4 modules of 40 hours each

Level 3 - Intermediate

Topics: Business & Globalised World

Improves your English language for real-world work and university tasks such as data anlaysis, reporting and essays, presentations and tutorial discussions.

Duration: 4 modules of 40 hours each

Level 4 - Upper Intermediate

Topics: Internet Society and Cities

Develops the ability to paraphrase and summarise written content. Develops confidence in researching and writing essays and reports and giving formal presentations.

Duration: 4 modules of 40 hours each

Level 5 - Proficient

Topics: Organisations and Leadership

Develops the ability to research and synthesis written information and write essays and reports suitable for year 1 university submission.

Duration: 4 modules of 40 hours each