English language programs

Notre Dame provides three Academic English Bridging Courses on the Fremantle Campus, which are designed to develop language proficiency and assist students in meeting the University’s English language requirements for entry into their nominated undergraduate or postgraduate program.

Academic English Bridging Level 1 (AEB1)

A 10-week program designed for students arriving at a language level equivalent of level IELTS 6.0 and is followed by an intensive five-week program – AEB Study Skills (15 weeks tuition plus two weeks study free between programs). Successful completion of both programs will enable entry into undergraduate and postgraduate courses with an English language entry requirement of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Academic English Bridging Level 2 (AEB2)

A 15-week program of study (17 weeks including two one-week study breaks) designed for students arriving at a language level equivalent of level IELTS 6.5. The program focuses on providing English for Academic Purposes together with a Study Skills component and available to students requiring Upper Intermediate/Advanced level English Language instruction for Academic Purposes.

Successful completion of the 15-week AEB2 program will enable entry into undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by research (HDR) courses with an English language entry requirement of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Academic English Bridging Study Skills (AEB Study Skills)

is an intensive five-week program focused on providing the acquisition of discipline-specific language skills to prepare students for academic life and study. The program will prepare students for academic life and study as well as acquaint them with current teaching and learning methodologies typically used within an Australian university setting.

This program is suitable for students who seek entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate program where they have one or more bands lower than the overall IELTS required for entry; and/or have prior academic and life/work experience that indicates they would benefit from undertaking this course for successful transition to university studies.

Notes

Upon successful completion of Notre Dame’s Academic English Bridging Programs, no further English language testing will be required to meet Notre Dame’s English language proficiency requirements, except where required by an accrediting body.

Please note, Notre Dame’s Nursing, Education and Physiotherapy programs require further evidence of English language proficiency.