Certificate in Special Short Course in English for Foreign Students – 6 weeks

Title of Course

Certificate in Special Short Course in English for Foreign Students – 6 weeks­­


This course aims to help students:

• understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases satisfying practical needs in connection with education, training and social roles.

• write short simple phrases and sentences in documents such as forms, lists and messages.

• interact in a simple way, read and understand short texts on familiar topics and write short simple phrases and sentences.

• understand short texts on familiar topics and obtain information from common signs and symbols.

• write short simple phrases and sentences in documents such as forms, lists and messages.


This short course aims to help students communicate effectively and confidently in English by developing the students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Course Structure

Course Outline

The course consists of a English teaching module comprising:

There will be reading exercises and English speaking sessions. The reading exercises cover a wide range of genres and include non-text materials as well. Students will have the opportunity to read and interpret diverse texts which could stimulate them to carry out further research.

Students will be exposed to videos and audios at natural speed in order to get accustomed to phonological changes, rhythms, and the pitch and intonation of natural spoken English.

This is aimed at stimulating students’ creativity. Students are also given opportunities to make impromptu speeches that will help build confidence in speaking.

Students will be encouraged and prompted to write short stories in pairs or groups.

Scope of Study

Listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing in English.

Delivery Mode

Classroom teaching, pair work, group work, discussion, 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

6 weeks

Class Period

Monday to Friday
3 contact hours per day, 5 days per week
15 contact hours per week

Course Fees

To be advised.

Payment Mode

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Not Applicable

Assessment Methods

Not Applicable

Assessment Grading Criteria

Not Applicable

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not Applicable

Qualification Award

Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of course

Teacher Qualifications

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

Average 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

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 7 years old
Academic: No formal minimum education required
English Proficiency: Prior to starting the course, students will undergo a placement test to determine their English proficiency and will be assigned to the appropriate level based on their results.

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