English for Life

English is used for academic discourse at all levels of Foundation and Degree programmes. The English For Life short courses are designed to provide solid guidance to foreign and local students in the usage of English Language. Primarily catered for students who have minimal to working understanding and ability in the usage of the English Language, the English For Life short courses allow students to first overcome their fears of speaking as well as improve upon the other areas of listening, conversation, reading and writing.

Knowledge of Professional Tools

Basically, the syllabus follows a skills-based approach, reinforced by grammar consolidation, vocabulary development as well as practice in the English sound system. Using task-based activities in a language-enriched environment, the students will be equipped with increasing proficiency levels of linguistic and communicative competence much needed for daily usage and higher education.

• Ability to comprehend a variety of texts heard, like dialogues, interviews, announcements, advertisements/commercials, songs, poems, stories, news broadcasts, talks, speeches, lectures
• Ability to interact with degrees of proficiency in formal and informal situations
• Ability to comprehend a variety of texts read, like announcements, messages, advertisements, extracts, articles, letters, reports, poems, short stories, reference materials
• Ability to write correct sentences to construct paragraphs, cohesive passages and texts on specific topics
• Use of thinking and study skills to carry out language-based tasks and activities with confidence

Preparation for the Industry

• Ability to comprehend a variety of texts heard, like dialogues, interviews, announcements, advertisements/commercials, songs, poems, stories, news broadcasts, talks, speeches, lectures
• Ability to interact with degrees of proficiency in formal and informal situations
• Ability to comprehend a variety of texts read, like announcements, messages, advertisements, extracts, articles, letters, reports, poems, short stories, reference materials
• Ability to write correct sentences to construct paragraphs, cohesive passages and texts on specific topics
• Use of thinking and study skills to carry out language-based tasks and activities with confidence

Award
• Students will receive recognition and certification from Life College.

Awarded by:
• Life College

Entry Requirements:
Basic Language Proficiency
Basic knowledge of English Grammar
Results of College Placement Test

Applicants are required to sit for a Placement Test at the point of entry after which they are placed within one of the four levels of proficiency

Other Qualifications
Awareness of the four Language Skills

Note: All information is correct at the time of update (March 2014) and is subject to change.

Duration:
10 – 14 weeks each level

Intakes: 
January, May & August

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