CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 1 (BEGINNER – INTENSIVE) or
CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 2 (ELEMENTARY – INTENSIVE) or
CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 3 (LOWER – INTERMEDIATE – INTENSIVE) or
CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 4 (INTERMEDIATE – INTENSIVE) or
CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 5 (UPPER – INTERMEDIATE – INTENSIVE) or
CERTIFICATE IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LEVEL 6 (ADVANCED – INTENSIVE)


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full Time
Overview

DIMENSIONS’ School of Languages, offers English Language courses in six different levels for international students who wish to acquire a good foundation in this international language.

Certificate in Academic English is a preparatory course for International students to acquire a good foundation in the English Language. This will enable them to build and enhance their reading, writing, listening and speaking ability in English.

At each level, students will be able to grasp the intended key outcomes. From learning grammar and commonly used words to cultivating basic communication skills, to building simple structures while developing sufficient vocabulary base through discussions and writings. After completion, students will be able to produce reasonable explanations and arguments on abstract thoughts and topics.

Objective

This preparatory course enables students to acquire a good foundation in the English language, allowing them to build and reinforce their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students are taught to communicate in English for the better of further studies and career opportunities.

Designed for

  • Students who want to build up English Language competency
  • Students who want to enter into local institutions and overseas institutions
  • Students who want to further their studies
  • Students who want to communicate better using the universal language
Course Structure

Course Structure

Refer Course Outline below for details.

Course Outline

Scope of Study

Academic English

Delivery Mode

Lecturers, audio-visual presentations, worksheets, conversational English and role play.

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

7,900.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

600.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

250.00

5. Course Material

:S$

250.00

6. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

7. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

712.60

Total

:S$

10,892.60

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

53.50

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module

:S$

214.00

Note 1: Course Material fee of S$250 includes 2 sets of books per level and other course notes.
Note 2: Medical check-up is not applicable to students aged 15 and below.
Note 3: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 4: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 5: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 6: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 7: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.

For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

The course duration is 6 months Institutional Training per level.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 12 months.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may pursue to further study in the respective aspects.

Notes:

  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 12 years old.
Academic Level: Sit for placement test to determine suitability.
English Proficiency: Except for entry into CAE Level 1, students need to submit their IELTS results or take a placement test to qualify admission to the appropriate entry level. Subsequent level advancement will be qualified through his/her exit test results at each level.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:
9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm
3 contact hours per session, 2 sessions per school day, 10 sessions per week
(Total: 30 contact hours per week)

Examination Period

Exit Test at end of each level

Assessment Methods

  • Students will sit for exit tests at end of each level
  • Students have to pass the respective level exit test (by at least 70%) to qualify for advancement to the next level

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Certificate in Academic English Level 1 (Beginner) or
Certificate in Academic English Level 2 (Elementary) or
Certificate in Academic English Level 3 (Lower – Intermediate) or
Certificate in Academic English Level 4 (Intermediate) or
Certificate in Academic English Level 5 (Upper – Intermediate) or
Certificate in Academic English Level 6 (Advanced)

Awarded by DIMENSION International College

Graduation Requirements

Pass the respective level exit test

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:30
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.