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.

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Course Outline

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
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Duration

Full-Time: 3 months

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Method of Delivery

Lecture, Collaborative Learning, Task-Based Activities

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Criteria of Award

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

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Grading System

No assessment

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Assessment Information

No assessment

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Appeal Process

Not applicable

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Expected date of release of Assessment result

Not applicable

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Specimen Certificate

EFS-Elementary-level

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Fee Structures

  1. All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  2. Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  3. Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  4. All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  5. Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  6. BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
    1. Cash
    2. Cashier’s order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    3. Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    4. NETS
    5. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)

“ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO GST UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE”

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 $240.00
Tuition Fee $4,000.00
Course Material Fee $0.00
Medical Insurance $100.00
Laboratory Fee $0.00
Fee Protection Scheme - Insurance $43.40
Total Course Fees Payable $4,383.40
Total Course fees (inclusive of course application fee & GST) $4,797.24
* No GST involved
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07 Dec 2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri
01 Mar 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri
07 June 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri

 

 

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COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES TIME

DAYS

07 Dec 2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri
01 Mar 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri
07 June 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM Mon-Fri

 

 

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MR ANICETO BEROU JR

Programme Manager
Department of Business

Mr. Aniceto Berou Jr. is the current Programme Manager for Business, Hospitality & Tourism Management & Acting Programme Manager for LCCI departments at BMC International College, managing Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) and PEARSON BTEC along with the various in-house Business, Hospitality and LCCI courses.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City, Philippines and has started his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration (PhDBA) in the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines as a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) scholar. His Doctorate degree was put on hold due to time constraints caused by his numerous appointments as entrepreneur, consultant, trainer and educator, all at the same time.

Mr. Berou has a wide experience in the retailing industry having worked in the biggest department stores and supermarkets in the Philippines and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was during this time as a Corporate Training Manager that he found his passion in educating, nurturing, mentoring, and training people. He made a career change and entered into the academic field where he worked as an Academic for many years, initially as a Lecturer in Business, then as Business Research Coordinator and Lecturer, to becoming the Assistant Vice President for Research and Academics in one of the universities and academies in the Southern Philippines respectively.

With over 16 years of industry and academic work experiences, he has developed skills in effective time management, efficient business operations management, organizational and human resource management, business research and personal behavioural skills management.

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