Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate)

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Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate)

Coleman College offers Certificate in English as a Foreign Language courses in different levels for international students who wish to acquire a good foundation in this international language. They are categorized into Elementary and Pre-Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate, Intermediate and Higher Intermediate, Higher Intermediate and Advanced 1, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2.

The Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate) course will equip students with a good foundation in the English language which will enable them to build and enhance their reading, writing, listening and speaking ability in English.

At each level, students will be able to grasp the intended key outcomes. From learning grammar and commonly used words to cultivating basic communication skills, to building simple structures while developing sufficient vocabulary base through discussions and writings. After completion, students will be able to produce reasonable explanations and arguments on abstract thought and topics.

At the end of this level, learners should be able to:

  •  Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Course Outline

The programme consists of an English Teaching Module

Synopsis – Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Level

This course teaches English that prepares the student for intermediate level. Students will receive listening, speaking, grammar and writing practice. At the end of the course, can hold fluent conversations on familiar topics and use Basic English with few or no errors.  They will understand how to write letters and essays using paragraph structures and a variety of grammar and vocabulary.

Scope of Study

Listening, speaking, grammar and writing in English

Delivery Mode

Lectures, Tutorials, Discussions, etc

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Coleman College reserves the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy)

Course Duration

The course durations for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate level is 6 months, Full-time

Maximum allowable period to complete the course level is 12 months

Class Period

Monday to Friday

3 contact hrs per session, 10 sessions per week

30 contact hrs per week

Course Fees

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Assessments may consist of:
End term level tests, unit or progressive tests, quizzes, speeches, interviews and homework.

*Students (both International and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.

Assessment Methods

Sample course assessment:

Course Assessment Components Marks Allocation
Quizzes / Speeches 10%
Homework 10%
Unit / Progressive Tests 50%
End Term Level Tests 30%
Total: 100%
*Students (both International and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Student will be graded either ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’. Students must achieve at least 60 marks in order to ‘Pass’.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination

Qualification Award

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate), awarded by Coleman College

Graduation Requirements

Completion of course

Teacher Qualifications

The Council for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers in Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Maximum Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity.

Progression Pathway

Students who pass in this level will qualify for advancement to the next level.

Age: At least 7 years old
Academic: At least Primary 1 education for applicant between ages 7- 17. For applicant 18 years and above, at least completed Grade 7 or Secondary 1 or equivalent
English Proficiency: At least Primary 1 proficiency in English and student will be emplaced based on placement test

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Certificate in English (Advanced Plus)

Speak English 4 and 6

English Study Tours for International Students