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Introduction

The Certificate in English for Foreign Students (Elementary) is part of BMC's Programme in English for Foreign Students which aims for the students to acquire the basic foundation in conversing and writing using English as the medium. In addition, this course offers enhancement of students' four macro skills such as listening, speaking, writing and reading which are integrated and designed to emphasize the practical and functional usage of the English language.

This course aims to:

  • Train those who have basic English language skills to speak and write in proper English and with confidence
  • Teach students to acquire skills in the following areas:
    - Grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure and pronunciation
    - Higher level of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills

 

Admission Requirement

Candidate should be able to understand very simple English and should be above 16 years old.

 

Course Outline

Everyday English

  • Social expressions i.e Never mind / take care / you must be joking?
  • Numbers and dates, money, fractions, percentages, dates, phone numbers
  • Giving opinions; What did you think of the play? It was really boring?
  • Requests and offers; Could you ...? Would you ...?
  • Signs and sounds; Dry clean only?
  • On the phone; Can I take the message?
  • Making suggestions; Let's go shopping.
  • Agreeing and disagreeing; So do I!?
  • Expressing quantity; How much work? That's too much?
  • Informal English; What's up?
  • Saying sorry; I'm sorry! Excuse me!?

Grammar and Vocabulary

  • Reading
    The following are the reading text materials that will be used in classroom:
    - Wonders of modern world
    - The clown doctor
    - The painter and the writer
  • Speaking
    The following activities will be conducted in classroom to make students speak and to practise their pronunciation:
    - Discussion: What's the most important invention?
    - Discussion: What makes people happy?
    - Describing a book or a film you like
  • Listening
    The following listening passages will be played aloud in classroom for the Listening skills exercise
    - My wonders
    - Sports
    - Books and films
  • Writing
    The following writing activities will be conducted in a classroom to train students on writing skills
    - Correcting mistakes
    - Letters and email
    - A narrative

 

Duration

Full-Time: 3 months

 

Method of delivery

Lecture, Collaborative Learning, Task-Based Activities

 

Award Criteria

Certificate of attendance is issued if the student meets the minimum attendance requirements of 90%.

 

Grading system

No assessment.

 

Assessment Information

No assessment conducted.

 

Grading System

No assessment.

 

Assessment Information

No assessment conducted.

 

Appeal Process

Not applicable.

 

Expected date of release of assessment information

No assessment conducted.

 

Specimen Certificate

EFS-Elementary-level

International Student Fee Structure

Fees Breakdown
(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee  (not covered under FPS and not refundable with GST) $107.00
Admin Fee $150.00
Tuition Fee  $4,000.00
Course Material Fee $80.00
Medical Insurance $100.00
Fee Protection Scheme - Insurance $43.30
Total Course Fees Payable $4,373.30
Total Course fees (exclusive of course application fee & inclusive GST) $4,679.43
* No GST involved

Updated on 29 June 2017


View Ang Mo Kio Commencement Dates

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COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES

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DAYS

13-Aug-18

10:00AM - 01:00PM

Mon-Fri

10-Sept-18

10:00AM - 01:00PM

Mon-Fri

Commencement dates after the last available date are yet to be scheduled.

Call 6452 3885  for more information.

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COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES

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DAYS

13-Aug-18

10:00AM - 01:00PM

Mon-Fri

Commencement dates after the last available date are yet to be scheduled.

Call 6565 5655  for more information.

online-pre-registration

Waiver of $50 Registration Fee is Not Entitled for Short Courses

Pre-register with us to receive a waiver of $50 Registration Fee when you decide to enrol. This offer is only valid for online pre-registration.

This pre-registration is applicable only to Singapore citizens, PRs and valid pass holders.
Not applicable to subsidies enrolment
(SDF/WDA, NTUC, Mendaki, CDAC, CDC).

All fields are mandatory.

 

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You may enrol at any one of our centres but the course may not be in the centre you choose to enrol.

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