Do you need to develop your English language and study skills before beginning a course at the University of Melbourne? The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) is a 10 week course that will help you prepare for tertiary study.
The UMELBP is a direct English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to some courses at the University of Melbourne. It is not available for all courses, and it is not available for research students.
In this course, you will participate in authentic academic activities and tasks. You will develop the English language skills you need for:
The University of Melbourne has endorsed Hawthorn-Melbourne as the sole external provider of the UMELBP.
When you successfully finish this course, you will be able to start your studies at the University of Melbourne without taking the IELTS or other English language tests.
You will have developed the language skills and critical thinking techniques you need to succeed in tertiary education.
Develop comprehension and note-taking skills for academic texts.
Plan, write and edit academic projects and correctly acknowledge sources.
Understand and take notes during lectures and seminars, including online.
Participate confidently in class discussions, presentations and debates.
In groups report on the progress of your current research
Take notes from an extended text
Practise paraphrasing with exercises
Reading and writing
Read a journal article and begin writing a critical analysis
Complete the critical analysis of the journal article
Fill in the blanks with linking expressions using academic vocabulary
Identify the main points from a spoken text and summarise
In groups brainstorm ideas for the upcoming research assessment task
Computer Assisted Language learning (CALL)
Teacher-guided presentation of major essay outline and draft
complete the outline of your major essay for submission
Classes will be held at the University of Melbourne main campus.
You will participate in activities including:
Take notes from a recorded text
Read a text on a topic related to the listening activity, identify similarities and differences
Practise summarising with exercises
Reading and writing
Read a journal article and write a critical analysis
Research and prepare notes for class debate
Explanation and exercises on transformational grammar
Practise paraphrasing extracts you will be able to use in the assessment task
Reading and listening
Review the format and strategies used in a formal debate
Research and prepare for the upcoming assessment task
Take the University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) course at Hawthorn-Melbourne English language centre, on the University of Melbourne Hawthorn campus. All our teachers are qualified and experienced, and they will work with you to improve your English and academic skills for further study at the University of Melbourne.
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