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Certificate in English Proficiency (Advanced)

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Overview

Introduction

This Certificate in English Proficiency (Advanced) programme aims to develop your accuracy, facility and fluency in the appropriate use of English. You will learn speaking and listening skills at an advanced level, equipped for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand formal and informal conversations or commentary on topics in academic and non-academic contexts
  • Be equipped with the knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • Correctly use reference materials, following appropriate academic conventions
  • Identify and create appropriate text types required for an academic task

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 3 months.

Programme Structure

This programme amounts to a total of 230 contact hours for the full-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Advanced Level

Speaking and Listening

You will learn speaking and listening skills at an advanced level, equipped for undergraduate and postgraduate studies:

  • express ideas and thoughts in small group discussion in tutorial settings
  • prepare and deliver oral presentations
  • extract main and supporting information from a formal lecture presentation
  • understand formal and informal conversations or commentary on topics in academic and non-academic contexts

Reading

You will be equipped with academic vocabulary and gain understanding of the structure and discourse of text:

  • be equipped with the knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • demonstrate understanding of the structure and discourse of texts by extracting the relevant information and presenting them orally or in written form
  • read and comprehend articles of both academic and general interest

Writing

You will will be trained to write a range of complex sentences, correctly paraphrase and use references and produce research reports:

  • correctly use reference materials, following appropriate academic conventions
  • identify and create appropriate text types required for an academic task
  • plan, research and write research reports
    paraphrase for referencing
  • write a range of complex sentences with a degree of grammatical accuracy


Intakes

Full-time: January, April, July, October

Programme Details

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 6 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements for International Student Admission:

  • Certificate in English Proficiency Level 4 or IELTS 5.5
  • For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Fees

International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions): $3,210.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme Fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.