Certificate in English Language

The Certificate in English offered by Orita Sinclair, is designed to develop the English language skills of students in preparation for successful entry into their mainstream academic programme of study. The programme concentrates on developing the skills students will need to become a successful and confident language user. Emphasis is placed on improving general language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The programme consists of 6 different levels.

Certificate in English Language – Starter

The Certificate in English – Starter comprises the study, practices of language development including reading, writing, speaking and listening at basic level.

By the end of this level, students should be able to:

  • Grasp simple English vocabularies relating to everyday life and living
  • Use correct grammatical structures and pronunciation
  • Develop basic listening and speaking skills to interact confidently
  • Read, comprehend and write simple text
  • Build confidence in the language through interactive classroom activities

 

Certificate in English – Elementary

The Certificate of English – Elementary comprises the study, practices of language development including reading, writing, speaking and listening at elementary level. It builds upon the foundation and competency of the language acquired at starter level.

By the end of this level, students should be able to:

  • Grasp simple English vocabularies relating to everyday life and living
  • Use correct grammatical structures and pronunciation
  • Develop basic listening and speaking skills to interact confidently
  • Read, comprehend and write simple text
  • Build confidence in the language through interactive classroom activities

 

Certificate in English – Pre-Intermediate

The Certificate In English – Pre-Intermediate level prepares students to communicate simply with sentences relating to real-life situation for example in everyday social and travel contexts.

By the end of this level students should be able to:

  • Talk with confidence (go shopping, book a hotel room)
  • Make conversations in English
  • Write and understand simple written text and understand a wider range of grammar and vocabulary

 

Certificate in English – Intermediate

The Certificate In English – Intermediate level prepares students to speak English with some confidence.
By the end of this level students should be able to:

  • Participate in routine conversations
  • Write & understand simple written text
  • Make notes & understand most of the general meaning of lectures, meetings, TV programmes and extract basic information from a written document

 

Certificate in English – Upper Intermediate

The Certificate In English – Upper-Intermediate level prepares students to use English effectively.
By the end of this level: students should be able to:

  • Participate in extended conversations;
  • Write & understand most text, including a simple essay;
  • Understand most of a TV programme, presentation or lecture, but not technical or theoretical information.

 

Certificate in English – Advanced

The Certificate In English – Advanced level prepares students to use English in a range of culturally appropriate ways.
By the end of this level students should be able to:

  • Participate in lengthy conversations & discussions
  • Write and understand most text including formal, academic and professional documents
  • Understand TV, plays, films, lectures and presentations

 

Programme Duration 3 Months (Full-Time) Hours of Study
1 terms (12 weeks per term) 25 hours per week (5 Days x 5 Hours)
12 weeks (excluding breaks) 300 hours in total

NOTE: Each level’s study period is a duration of 3 months.

Location : 7 / 12A Pahang Street, Singapore 198613

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Any 2 Subjects (excluding English) passes at Grade 10 or equivalent.
  • A placement test is administered before an applicant can be enrolled into this course. Entry into the different level of the English Language course is dependent on results of placement test.

 

MODES OF ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed regularly with weekly reviews, writing tasks, practice tests and a final examination. Participation and classroom use of English are also taken into consideration. Students will be provided with course materials, a workbook and resources for self-learning.

The Award

Students who successfully complete each level of the programme will be awarded with a Certificate in English Language of the appropriate level by Orita Sinclair- School of Design, New Media and the Arts:

  • Level 1 – Certificate in English Language – Starter
  • Level 2 – Certificate in English Language – Elementary
  • Level 3 – Certificate in English Language – Pre-Intermediate
  • Level 4 – Certificate in English Language – Intermediate
  • Level 5– Certificate in English Language – Upper-Intermediate
  • Level 6 – Certificate in English Language – Advanced

 

Students who have successfully completed this level of study will be ready to progress into next higher level of the programme.

FEES

ADMINISTRATION FEE (PAYABLE AFTER APPROVAL OF STUDENT PASS)
International Students : S$600

APPLICATION FEE (PAYABLE UPON APPLICATION)

Local Students International Students
S$300 S$300

Application Fees can be made payable via cash or cheque made payable to “Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music Pte Ltd” at our school.

Alternatively, you may send the payment through ibanking, ATM and/or Telegraphic Transfer to the following account:
A/C Name: Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music Pte Ltd
Bank: DBS Bank, Singapore
A/C No: 003-920510-4
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982

NOTE: Application fee is non-refundable. All applicants are required to pay an application fee upon submission of application form. Click here for our refund policy and procedure

Courses Local/International
Certificate in English Language – Starter S$2,500
Certificate in English Language – Elementary S$2,500
Certificate in English Language – Pre-Intermediate S$2,500
Certificate in English Language – Intermediate S$2,500
Certificate in English Language – Upper-Intermediate  S$2,500
Certificate in English Language – Advanced  S$2,500

For payment of all the above fees, please refer to the details listed in our Fee Protection Scheme here

Item Cost
Medical Insurance S$250
Late Payment Fee S$25 per day until payment is made
*Student Pass Renewal/Extension Administration Fee S$100 – Payable upon application
Re-Examination Fee S$100
Re-Module Fee $2,500

*Applicable to international students only

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