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WELCOME TO OUR ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES (ESP) PROGRAM

What is English for Specific Purposes (ESP)?

ESP courses offer you an opportunity to improve your English language skills related to your specific professional area.

Why study ESP at CET?

CET delivers programs in alignment with the University of Sydney’s full range of faculties and research areas and is highly experienced in delivering ESP programs for a range of clients including government departments, university academics and leading professionals. At CET we offer the freedom to explore new challenges while helping students develop the skills to tackle global issues and achieve their goals in their specific disciplines. Our programs provide English-language skills that can be applied in the global workforce. We also equip you with cross-cultural understanding, diversity in thinking, and the ability to adapt to different work environments.

This combination of expertise, experience and connection to a world class research community makes CET at the University of Sydney an excellent choice to enhance your communication skills and performance in your specific field.

In your ESP course, you will:

  • practice the English language skills, vocabulary and concepts related to your field.
  • practice the skills and language required to succeed at university.
  • prepare for industry-specific tests, such as the Occupational English Test (OET), where appropriate. Achieving the score you need in the OET ensures you have employment-ready or registration-ready language skills.
  • complete a project (do research, give a presentation and write a report on your area of interest).
  • monitor lectures.
  • experience university life.

What is the tuition fee?

2015 $AUD  Admin Fee $AUD Material Fee $AUD
$1,700 $290 $75

Can I combine with other courses?

You can combine English for Special Purposes (ESP) with other Professional Pathway courses such as:

ESP can be taken in combination with:  
General English (GE) Business English (BE) Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

What do I need to enter?

What courses are available and when can I start?

  • ESP courses are 4 weeks.
  • ESP courses are 20 hours per week.
  • ESP courses may be held in the morning, afternoon or evening.

 ESP Course Name

Start date Finish date Start date  Finish date 

English for Healthcare Professionals

Improve your ability to communicate, learn relevant vocabulary and concepts, and discuss recent developments in a range of healthcare professions (Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science) as well as developing skills and test-taking strategies in preparation for the Occupational English Test (OET).

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2 Feb 2015

27 Feb 2015

29 Jun 2015

24 Jul 2015

English for Engineering

Learn the vocabulary and concepts used in engineering, discuss recent developments and develop your ability to communicate with your peers both verbally and through effective written documents.

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2 Feb 2015

27 Feb 2015

29 Jun 2015

24 Jul 2015

English for Law

Learn the vocabulary and concepts used in the legal industry, discuss recent developments such as international and comparative law, taxation, corporate and criminal law, environmental and health law and develop your ability to communicate with your peers both verbally and through effective written documents.

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2 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015 29 Jun 2015 24 Jul 2015

English for TESOL

Learn the vocabulary and concepts used in English Language teaching and discuss recent developments in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and innovative methodologies in teaching practice.

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2 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015 29 Jun 2015  24 Jul 2015

Note: A minimum of 8 students is required for a course to run in an area of study. CET reserves the right to cancel a course 4 weeks prior to commencement. You will receive final confirmation of your course on 2 June 2014.

Customised ESP programs for groups are available in all areas of study. The course length, dates and level can be customised to the group.

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