Certificate in English (Intermediate Plus)

Title of Course

Certificate in English (Intermediate Plus)

Overview

Coleman College offers Certificate in English in different levels for international learners who wish to acquire a good foundation in this international language.

The Certificate in English (Intermediate Plus) course will equip learners with a good foundation in the English language which will enable them to build and enhance their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The modules in this course are Intermediate and Higher Intermediate.

Learners will be able to grasp the intended key outcomes of each module. They will pick up grammar and commonly used words which help them in their communication skills. Through writing practices and discussions, learners will be able to communicate with appropriate grammatical structures while developing sufficient vocabulary base. Upon completion of all modules, learners will be able to produce reasonable explanations and arguments on abstract thoughts and topics.

Objective

At the end of this course, learners should achieve an IELTS banding equivalent of 5.5 and be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • 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.

Course Structure

Course Outline

The course consists of 2 modules:

  1. Intermediate
  2. Higher Intermediate

Module Synopsis

1. Intermediate

Module Summary
Learners will develop basic academic English skills at this level. They will be exposed to a range of text types presented in different media that cover many high-frequency words commonly used in academic and work environments. Learners also develop skills in writing more articulate paragraphs, letters and essays. Speaking skills are developed through interpersonal activities and oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the Intermediate module, learners should reach the B1 and the beginning elements of B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Learners will 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.
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


2. Higher Intermediate

Module Summary
Learners will begin to express themselves fluently in speech and in writing. Focusing on academic skills, they learn to organize and develop their ideas into well-structured compositions, using their earlier acquired grammar and vocabulary seamlessly. The selected reading and listening materials continue to expand the learners’ vocabulary.  Various activities improve the learners’ discussions and oral presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the module, learners should reach the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • 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.
  • Acquire competency skillsets to achieve a banding of IELTS 5.5.

Scope of Study

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Delivery Mode

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials,
  • Group discussions
  • Presentations

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Course Duration

The course duration is 6 months (full-time).

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 12 months

Class Period

Monday to Friday

  • 3 hours per session, 3 sessions per week – Part-time
  • 3 hours per session, 5 sessions per week – Full-time

Course Fees

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Assessments

  • Oral/presentations
  • Tests
  • Examinations

Assessment Methods

Sample course assessment:

Course Assessment Components Marks Allocation
Unit Tests 40%
Final Assessment 60%
Total: 100%

Assessment Grading Criteria

‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ grade.  Passing mark is 50

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from examination date

Qualification Award

Certificate in English (Intermediate Plus) awarded by Coleman College

Graduation Requirements

Pass all required assessments

Teacher Qualifications

The Committee 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

Graduates of this course will qualify for advancement to the next level.\try Requirements

Age: At least 12 years old
English Proficiency: TOEFL Paper score of 437-473 or TOEFL IBT score of 41-52 or IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent (subject to internal placement test).

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