Certificate in English - Foundation & Elementary

Introduction

OVERVIEW

The first part of this programme aims to provide students foundational English knowledge and skills in applying that knowledge in everyday situations. It is breaking the Certificate in English for Foreign Learners which is currently being offered into smaller segments.

At the end of the term the students should be able to complete the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
• Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has..
• Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

The second part of this course is intended to give a student with limited knowledge of English a basic foundation of English. Through the course the student will learn basic vocabulary and grammar to use in simple listening, reading and writing situations.

At the end of the term the students should be able to reach the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
• Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
• Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate Basic need.

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Basic. Entry Requirements. Intake Period

THE BASICS

REGISTERED / ACCREDITATION Registered with Committee for Private Education  
STRUCTURE Academic  
MODE Full-Time  
PROGRAMME LENGTH Full Time - 6 Months  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Basic or no English (All new students without a formal certification must sit for a Placement Test which may include an oral interview to determine the entry level)

Applicants must be of age 12 and above  

INTAKE PERIOD

Every Monday (Tuesday if a Public Holiday falls on a Monday)  

The Programme in Depth

TEACHER STUDENT RATIO

1:30

SCHOOL HOURS/TIMETABLE

9:00am – 12:00pm and/or
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Mondays – Fridays (excludes Public Holidays)

MODULES COVERED

Level 1 - Foundation (3 Months)
Level 2 - Elementary (3 Months)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Assessment & Grades

ASSESSMENT

Grammar – 20%
Speaking – 20%
Writing – 20%
Reading and Listening – 40%

Graduation Requirement:
In order to be awarded the Certificate in English, a student must obtain at least a Pass Grade in all the levels enrolled in.

MARKS & GRADES

HD
85 - 100
D
75 - 84
C
65 - 74
P
50 - 64
F
30 - 49
F
0 - 29

Fees (Please see the top of the webpage for online payment of Application Fee and Course Fee)