This is a basic level specially designed for students with no basic knowledge of English. It introduces the students to the fundamentals of grammar and the four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will receive 20 hours of classroom teaching per week focusing on grammar, vocabulary and the four language skills. In addition, students are given 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with their lecturers per week.
IE 092, which is an elementary course, provides a foundation in the structure of the language, thus, further building students’ understanding of basic grammar, vocabulary and functions of English. Just as in IE 091, students doing IE 092 get 20 hours of classroom teaching per week focusing on similar aspects of the language. In addition, students are given 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the lecturers.
This is a pre-intermediate level course which focuses on developing a strong foundation for English through continued emphasis on the four language skills. In addition to 20 hours of classroom learning per week, students attend 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the lecturers per week.
This is an intermediate level course, which follows on from the strong foundations laid in Intensive English 3. Just as in IE 093, students receive 20 hours of classroom contact per week in the course. The 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the respective lecturers per week provides an avenue for students to practice and enhance their speaking skills. At this level, students not only engage in language activities such as debates but also in writing reviews.
This is an upper-intermediate level course that helps students to further develop their ability to use English to communicate effectively. At this level, students not only learn and use English in context but also embark on different types of essay writing namely expository. In addition to the 5 hours of one-to-one consultation, students undergo 20 hours of classroom contact per week in the course. The consultation hours provide opportunities for students to apply and improve their language skills.
This is an advanced course designed for students who can cope with most text-types including business-related articles. It also covers vital aspects of grammar and vocabulary used in real life settings and provides a forum for practicing presentations. Students get to develop and practice their writing skills which are mainly expository in nature. In addition, students also embark on summary writing skills, and are required to present a project paper. This level prepares students with the kind of language skills required in pursuing a tertiary course. Just as all the levels, students undergo 20 hours of classroom teaching in addition to the 5 hours of one-to-one consultation per week.
Student achievement is assessed regularly with a combination of assessment methods. These include quizzes, assignments, oral presentations, final examinations and class participation. Advancement from one level to a higher level in the Intensive English Programme is determined by the students’ final grades. A minimum grade of “PS2” must be obtained.