English for Academic Purposes unit standards

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) unit standards at Levels 3 and 4 are designed for people preparing for academic study. They are open to all learners.

The Level 4 EAP unit standards credential a learner’s linguistic ability to cope with university study. They are mandatory for the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) [Ref: 1883].

Unit standards 22749, 22750 and 22751 meet the university entrance literacy requirements.

The EAP unit standards are available to secondary and tertiary providers of programmes of study.

Upcoming reviews

The next review of English for Academic Purposes unit standards is scheduled for 31 December 2022.

Resources and links

        These include resources for EAP standards.

        This service fields enquiries on English Language and EAP teaching, learning and assessment.           

Completed reviews

November 2017 – Development of Level 3 English for Academic Purposes unit standards

Details are available in the November 2017 Review of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) unit standards (Level 3) change report.

Five EAP Level 3 unit standards were developed to assess a candidate’s readiness to pathway onto EAP Level 4 standards.  The standards can be used by providers to assess the outcomes of the NZ Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) [Ref: 3667].

May 2017 – Review of English for Academic Purposes unit standards (Level 4)

Details are available in the May 2017 Review of English for Academic Purposes unit standards change report.

Contact

For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email: nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

 

 
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