Certificate in General English

Certificate in General English
 Course Information Brochure
Elementary
  • Elementary 1 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Elementary 2 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Elementary Level (6 MONTHS)
Intermediate
  • Intermediate 1 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Intermediate 2 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Intermediate Level (6 MONTHS)
Advanced
  • Advanced 1 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Advanced 2 (3 MONTHS), or
  • Advanced Level (6 MONTHS)

The General English course is designed to accommodate students who wish to learn, or better their mastery of the English language, highly salient in a predominantly English speaking country like Singapore. The course caters to the learning needs of different students possessing varying standards of the English language as it comprises of 3 tiers ranging from elementary to advanced, with each tier being further divided into 2 levels. Students enjoy the flexibility of choice to select and join the course at their desired and appropriate entry level.

At the elementary levels, Stalford Academy’s General English course will cover the fundamentals of General English language which include basic conversational skills and expressions as well as the reading and writing of simple vocabulary and phrases. Upon completion, students can choose to further hone their grasp of the language at the intermediate tier which aims to take the mastery of the language to a different level by imparting the language to students at a more advanced stage. At this tier, students can expect to build their vocabulary bank gradually, and take small steps to increase their language skills from simple exercises such as basic sentence construction. The advanced tier would see students pick up effective communication skills and interpretation of more sophisticated text to develop their confidence in their competency of the language.

General Information

Course Intake: Monthly
Course Duration: 12 Weeks (Full-Time) or 24 Weeks (Full-Time)
Course Level: Certificate
Course Developed By: Stalford Academy
Course Delivery Method: Classroom Teaching
Lesson Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 12pm (lesson), 1pm to 4pm (self-study)
Total Contact Hours:360 contact hours for 12-week programme
720 contact hours for 24-week programme
Lesson Venue: 12 Kallang Avenue #03-11/12/13/14, Aperia, Singapore 339511

Course Details

Certificate in General English Elementary 1 and 2

This course is suitable for students with no or little background in English. The course will cover:

  • Basic conversational skills and expressions
  • Basic listening comprehension
  • Reading and writing of simple vocabulary and phrases for interaction purposes

By the end of the course, students would be able to attain an assessed English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 1 – 2.

Certificate in General English Intermediate 1 and 2

This tier is for students who have completed the Elementary level, or have prior knowledge of the English language. The course will cover:

  • Clear communication skills
  • Reading and writing
  • Basic text, information, and comprehension
  • Sentence construction
  • Grammar
  • Building up of vocabulary bank

By the end of the course, students would be able to attain an assessed English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 3 – 4.

Certificate in General English Advanced 1 and 2

This course is for students who have a higher level of English proficiency. The course will cover:

  • Fluent and effective communication of ideas
  • Interpretation of complex text
  • Effective writing skills
  • Honing of grammar skills
  • Building up of vocabulary bank

By the end of the course, students would be able to attain an assessed English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5 – 6.

Tier

Course Title

Course Level

Duration (Months)

Duration (Weeks)

Elementary

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ELEMENTARY 1 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ELEMENTARY 2 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ELEMENTARY LEVEL (6 MONTHS)

Certificate

6

24

Intermediate

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 1 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 2 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (6 MONTHS)

Certificate

6

24

Advanced

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ADVANCED 1 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ADVANCED 2 (3 MONTHS)

Certificate

3

12

CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL ENGLISH ADVANCED LEVEL (6 MONTHS)

Certificate

6

24

Note: All courses are conducted on a Full-Time basis.

3-Month (12-Week) Programme

 

6-Month (24-Week) Programme

Commencement Date

Completion Date

 

Commencement Date

Completion Date

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Admission Pre-requisites
Applicants must:
  • Be above 12 years of age as of 1st January of the year of enrolment
  • Sit for a placement test to determine a suitable tier and level for them
Teaching Staff

The teacher to student ratio is less than 1:25, subject to room capacity. All of our teachers are dedicated and experienced, possessing at least GCE A-Level Certificate and are registered with the Committee for Private Education, Singapore. The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Mode of Assessment

All internal examinations will be in the form of written papers. A total of 2 Continual Assessments will be conducted.

Requirements for Completion of Course

Certificate of Completion awarded by Stalford Academy, after successful completion of course.

  1. Local Students (Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents) and Dependent’s Pass holders must achieve at least 75% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.
  2. International Students (Student’s Pass holders) must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.

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