This Certificate in General English – Intermediate course focuses on spoken English at the Intermediate level. The course provides materials, activities and lessons for a total of 25 hours to students currently studying an intermediate level of English.

Our course includes a thorough and comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and core skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

  • communicate in familiar situations using simple sentences
  • manage most daily situations confidently
  • express opinion on familiar topics with little help
  • read and understand public notices
  • write simple messages
  • understand and respond to general conversations
  • use both direct and indirect questions for clarifications.
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Entry Requirements

Entry requirement for this course is as follows:

  • completion of the Certificate in General English; or
  • sitting for a BMC English Placement Test.
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Course Outline

The Certificate in General English – Intermediate course gives emphasis to:

  • Communication
  • Real life application
  • The use of phrases and collocation

Grammar is introduced through natural and communicative methods and frequently revised through the use of:

  • Written Practice Exercises and
  • Speaking tasks with which to practise the new grammar naturally

Vocabulary is constantly introduced and practised at every lesson through various up to date and relevant topics.

  • The chosen vocabulary presented are high-frequency, international useful words and phrases. These are seamlessly integrated in the lessons through Real-Life segments which focuses on words and phrases used in common everyday situations such as phone calls, situational enquiries and even emails.

Core Skills such as the following are constantly practised as well during the entire course duration.


  • The General English course places stresses the importance of listening through different materials ranging from recorded conversations, words and sentences for pronunciation and stress modelling, even songs and video for grammar and vocabulary analysis. New language is also introduced through short extracts and recorded mini-dialogues.


  • Different activities provide regular opportunities for the students to practise. These tasks are based around realistic topics and situations.
  • Grammar and Lexis is practised through oral exercises and activities
  • Regular pronunciation practise is also integrated throughout the course.


  • BMC’s Certificate in General English – Intermediate course provides students a wide range of reading materials including real life texts, stories, brochures, notes and emails. These texts are used throughout the course in developing reading skills, grammar work and language analysis.


  • The course works in developing the student’s writing skills through activities which focus on writing emails, letters as well as composing narratives and reviews.
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Local 25 hours

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Teaching Method

The teaching methods include:

  • Teacher’s presentation
  • Discussion
  • Individual or Group Presentation
  • Role Play.
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Method of Delivery

Lecture, tutorial and role plays

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Criteria of Award

Certificate of Participation will be issued to trainees who have attained a minimum attendance of 75%.

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Assessment Information

No assessment. Class participation is essential for effective learning.

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Specimen Certificate

EFS Cert

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  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)


Local 25 hours

View Ang Mo Kio Commencement Dates




5 Dec 2020 10:30AM - 1:30PM Sat
02 Mar 2021 7:00PM - 10:00PM Wed
1 Jun 2021 7:00PM - 10:00PM Mon
07 Aug 2021 09:30AM - 02:00PM Sat



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View Jurong East Commencement Dates


11 Dec 2020 7:00PM - 9:30PM FRI
01 Mar 2021 7:00PM - 9:30PM Mon
03 Apr 2021 12.00PM - 04.00PM Sat
4 June 2021 7:00PM - 9:30PM Fri



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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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