Certificate in English - Intermediate & Upper Intermediate

Introduction

OVERVIEW

The first part of this course is intended to give a student with a good foundation in English greater fluency in English and the minimum English for academic purposes. Through the course the student will learn a much wider range of vocabulary and grammar to use in a wide variety of listening, reading and writing situations. They will also learn the necessary formats and vocabulary for academic English.

At the end of the first term the students should be able to reach the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
• Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
• Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and independent disadvantages of various options.

The second part of this course is intended to give a student with a superior foundation in English nearly native fluency in English and the standard level of English for academic purposes. Through the course the student will learn an extensive range of vocabulary and grammar to use in a wide variety of listening, reading and writing situations. They will also learn more nuanced formats and vocabulary for academic English.

At the end of the term the students should be able to reach the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

• Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
• Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
• Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
• Can produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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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 Academies Australasia College (AAC) Certificate in English – Pre-Intermediate or equivalent certification (Students without a formal qualification will be given a placement test to determine the level of proficiency)

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 4 – Intermediate (3 Months)
Level 5 – Upper Intermediate (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)