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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 provides a direct entry English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to undergraduate and specific graduate courses at the University of Melbourne.
If your English level is slightly lower, you will start your pathway in the University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program Preparation (UMELBP Prep) before moving into the UMELBP.
During your studies you will participate in group work to develop skills needed for exams, research assignments and presentations. Through participation in workshops, use of online and mobile technology and other resources, you are trained to become an effective and independent learner.
In addition to the four key skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), you will also be taught academic skills relevant to the contemporary university student.
Over the duration of the program, you will learn to:
The University of Melbourne has endorsed Hawthorn-Melbourne as the sole external provider of the UMELBP.
Enhanced understanding of the expectations of higher education students in Australia, with specific focus on the University of Melbourne
Development of the academic skills and critical thinking techniques you need to succeed at University
Improved proficiency across the four key language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Become an active and confident participant in all areas of your University degree
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Assessments in UMELBP Prep are shorter and more numerous than those undertaken in UMELBP. This reduces the weight of each assessment and allows students to demonstrate their grasp of the fundamentals of academic study.
Successful completion of UMELBP Prep, will allow you to progress to the UMELBP.
Successful completion requires:
Assessments in UMELBP are longer and more demanding than those in UMELBP Prep. They are designed to more closely mirror assessment tasks at university level.
Successful completion of UMELBP, will allow you to progress to your University of Melbourne course.
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