Certificate in English for Foreigners Basic

Certificate in English for Foreigners Basic

Coleman College offers Certificate in English for Foreigners courses in different levels for international students who wish to acquire a good foundation in this international language. They are categorized into Basic, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Higher Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

The Certificate in English for Foreigners 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 and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
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.
Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Course Outline

The programme consists of an English Teaching Module

Synopsis – Basic Level

This course teaches basic foundation level English. Students will receive listening, speaking, grammar and writing practice. At the end of the course, students will be able to use many regular and irregular verbs, hold basic conversation and write simple written messages.

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 duration for the Basic level is 3 months, Full-time

Maximum allowable period to complete the course level is 6 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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Payment Mode

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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 for Foreigners Basic, 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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