CERTIFICATE IN PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

The Certificate in Proficiency in English provides students with a strong foundation in English that will enable them to advance their studies in higher education. The Proficiency in English programme is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced courses at Informatics centres or to improve their English in a social or business context. It will bridge the differences in skills and knowledge set between students with diverse educational backgrounds, including those whose first language is not English. This programme serves to prepare students for the IELTS or TOEFL test.

The course covers the following components:
• Grammar
• Vocabulary
• Composition/Writing skills
• Comprehension
• Oral Skills

DELIVERY MODEL
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 4-hour sessions. The lecturer-student ratio is 1:20.

INTAKES
Full-Time:
January, April, June, September

Course Duration

Full-Time 12 Months

Level

Certificate / Foundation

Awarded By

Modules

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed as an introductory level for students who do not possess any English Language skills. It helps students build a foundation in English focusing on the four main skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Through this module, it will help students overcome the difficulties in learning English as a second language and get a grasp on English.

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed for students who already have a foundation in English. The module will cover the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing, as well as grammar, vocabulary, and real life topics and situations. Through this module, the student will have a fairly good grasp of the English language and be able to converse with confidence. Students will have the ability to read and write in a fair competence level.

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed for students who already possess the English Language skills at the Elementary level. It serves to further enhance the language skills of the students in terms of grammar and vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Through this module, students will be able to improve on their overall communicability in English.

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed for students who already possess the English language skills at the Intermediate level. It helps students to develop their grammar, vocabulary, reading, speaking and writing skills. Through this module, it will help to improve the students for TOEFL/IELTS academic exams or to progress to a diploma level program.

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed for students who already possess the English language skills at the Advanced level and plan to progress to a degree level program. It teaches language and skills required for tertiary studies emphasizing on essay writing, reading more complex texts, communication and listening, oral presentations and academic skills. It is designed to stimulate critical thinking and discussions in students and improve their examination techniques and research skills.

Fees

Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 9,416.00 S$ 9,416.00
Part-Time NIL* NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 65.91 S$ 65.91
Non-Refundable Application Fees S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Admission Criteria

NORMAL ENTRY

Minimum Age: 15

Academic Qualifications:
NA

English Language:
Determined by Informatics English Placement Test result

Students who have other relevant qualifications may be given exemptions, subject to prevailing rules and regulations of Informatics Academy. Students may be required to undertake an entrance test to assess his competency and depending on their score, they may be granted exemption in some courses. Students may be required to take Placement Tests to assess their standard of English to determine the level they could be enrolled.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY

NA

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed 100% by coursework. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Assessment Structure Test Oral Participation Exam/Presentation
Pre-Elementary  20%  10%  20%  50%
Elementary  20%  10%  20%  50%
Intermediate  20%  10%  20%  50%
Advanced  20%  10%  20%  50%
Professional 20% 20% NA 60%

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with Certificate in Proficiency in English by Informatics Academy.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Foundation programme.

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