Certificate in English

Language Course 2017

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DURATION:
Beginner: 3 months
Elementary: 1.5 months
Pre-Intermediate: 1.5 months
Intermediate A: 1.5 months
Intermediate B: 1.5 months
Upper Intermediate A: 1.5 months
Upper Intermediate B: 1.5 months
Advanced A: 1.5 months
Advanced B: 1.5 months
INTAKE:
January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

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English

In the Certificate in English programme, students will build a solid foundation of English skills they can use to communicate in vocational, casual and academic environments. We emphasise speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as grammar. Classes are designed so that students have many opportunities to communicate with their classmates.

There are two options of delivery modes – depending on student’s choice:

1. Classroom and Activity based learning (full day programme): 3 hours of lessons, with 3 hours of activities and guided sessions in the Independent Learning Centre daily

2. Classroom-only based learning (half day programme): 3 hours of lessons daily

 

Holiday English
Holiday short course available for international student groups, click here.

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Programme Levels

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate A
  • Intermediate B
  • Upper Intermediate A
  • Upper Intermediate B
  • Advanced A
  • Advanced B

 

The Beginner to Upper Intermediate A levels focus on:

  • Oral communication skills
  • Fluency and accuracy in spoken language
  • Understanding a broad variety of English speakers
  • Reading and understanding a range of texts in English
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Writing accurately and fluently in a variety of styles
  • Developing the skills and confidence to use English beyond the classroom environment

 

The Upper Intermediate B and Advanced (A&B) curriculum focuses on:

  • Note taking
  • Study skills, vocabulary building
  • Listening for gist and meaning
  • Reading – skimming, scanning, reading for meaning
  • Academic writing (topic sentences, supporting sentences, paragraphs, organisation; essays and reviews)
  • Library research, resources, and fact checking

 

Course Assessment

Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Graduation Requirements

Students who successfully complete and pass the levels signed up for will be awarded the ­Certificate in English from TMC Academy.

Age

At least 14 years old* during the year of the course (Students who are at least 11 years old can be accepted if they are progressing to the Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School.)

Academic Qualification

Year 8 or equivalent qualification

English Proficiency

Students will take Hawthorn Placement Test to determine the entry level if there is no formal proof of English proficiency level.

* Students who are below 14 years old may be accepted on a case-by-case basis and be approved by any Hawthorn teacher.

Note: Skype interviews will be conducted in addition to the offshore placement test for international students who are enrolling directly to TMC proprietary courses.

 

Hawthorn Placement Test

Hawthorn Level Entry Requirement (any of the following) Expected level upon completion
(based on IELTS score)
IELTS TOEFL
(Paper)
TOEFL
(Computer)
TOEFL
(Internet)
TOEIC
Beginner < IELTS 3.0 < 405 < 100 < 30 < 325 3.0
Elementary IELTS 3.0 405 100 30 325 3.5
Pre-Intermediate IELTS 3.5
(no component < 3)
425 115 35 350 4.0

Intermediate A

IELTS 4.0
(no component < 3.5)
440 130 40 400 4.5
Intermediate B IELTS 4.5
(no component <4)
480 160 50 450 5.0
Upper Intermediate A IELTS 5.0 (no component < 4.5) 500 175 60 500 5.5
Upper Intermediate B IELTS 5.5 (no component < 4.5) 525 195 70 750 6.0
Advanced A IELTS 6.0 (no component < 5.0) 87 – 109 6.5
Advanced B IELTS 6.5 (no component < 5.5) 110 – 120 7.0
Full Day Programme^ Administrative Fee*
Duration Application Fee Course Fee Medical Insurance FPS** Total Program Fee Excluding Application Fee
1.5 months $214.00 $1,819.00 $85.60 $19.50 $2,619.60
3 months $214.00 $3,638.00 $85.60 $33.14 $4,452.24
4.5 months $214.00 $5,457.00 $85.60 $46.79 $6,284.89
6 months $214.00 $7,276.00 $85.60 $60.43 $8,117.53
7.5 months $214.00 $9,095.00 $85.60 $74.07 $9,950.17
9 months $214.00 $10,914.00 $85.60 $87.71 $11,782.81
10.5 months $214.00 $12,733.00 $85.60 $101.36 $13,615.46
12 months $214.00 $14,552.00 $85.60 $115.00 $15,448.10
13.5 months $214.00 $16,371.00 $171.20 $129.28 $17,366.98
15 months $214.00 $18,190.00 $171.20 $142.93 $19,199.63

^ 4 hours of lessons and club activities and 2 hours at the Hawthorn Independent Learning Centre daily.
* International Student Admin Fee of $695.50 is charged once for bundled courses. Students not on bundled course will be charged an additional $367.50 International Student Admin fee if they progress to the next course.
** Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

 

Note

  1. Bundle discount will be given to students who bundle Hawthorn with other courses. Please consult the Student Recruitment, Student Admission or Student Service department for details.
  2. The fees for IELTS courses include textbooks but exclude IELTS exam registration fee.
  3. All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $214.00.

Friend Referral Scheme

  • Receive S$150.00 referral fee when you recommend your friend to join our Hawthorn English programme. Click for more info.
  • Click here for list of study loans available.

Terms & conditions apply.

Half Day Programme^ Administrative Fee*
Duration Application Fee Course Fee Medical Insurance FPS** Total Program Fee Excluding Application Fee
1.5 months $214.00 $1,391.00 $85.60 $16.29 $2,188.39
3 months $214.00 $2,782.00 $85.60 $26.72 $3,589.82
4.5 months $214.00 $4,17300 $85.60 $37.16 $4,991.26
6 months $214.00 $5,564.00 $85.60 $47.59 $6,392.69
7.5 months $214.00 $6,955.00 $85.60 $58.02 $7,794.12
9 months $214.00 $8,346.00 $85.60 $68.45 $9,195.55
10.5 months $214.00 $9,737.00 $85.60 $78.89 $10,596.99
12 months $214.00 $11,128.00 $85.60 $89.32 $11,998.42
13.5 months $214.00 $12,519.00 $171.20 $100.39 $13,486.09
15 months $214.00 $13,910.00 $171.20 $110.83 $14,887.53

^ 3 hours of lessons daily
* International Student Admin Fee of $695.50 is charged once for bundled courses. Students not on bundled course will be charged an additional $367.50 International Student Admin fee if they progress to the next course.
** Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

 

Note

  1. Bundle discount will be given to students who bundle Hawthorn with other courses. Please consult the Student Recruitment, Student Admission or Student Service department for details.
  2. The fees for IELTS courses include textbooks but exclude IELTS exam registration fee.
  3. All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $214.00.

Friend Referral Scheme

Receive S$150.00 referral fee when you recommend your friend to join our Hawthorn English programme. Click for more info.

Terms & conditions apply.