Certified Intensive English (CIEP)

The Certified Intensive English (CIEP) is ideal for university-bound students, professionals with a limited time for study and serious students who want to learn English quickly. It is ideal for students who want to learn English abroad to further their academic study, advance their career or experience foreign cultures and make new friends.

The CIEP provides intensive development of the listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills that you need to communicate accurately and effectively in the academic world and beyond.

Those completing level 109 of the CIEP Academic programme are awarded a Certificate of Completion confirming achievement of the English language proficiency required for admission to our partner colleges and universities. This certificate is accepted by many universities and colleges worldwide in place of TOEFL and IELTS for entry requirements.

Programme Structure

CIEP Structure

Structure & Speaking Practice (SSP)

This class incorporates listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar to give students opportunities to practise language in meaningful situations. Students are trained to target accuracy through application of rules in activity-based situations.

Reading & Writing (R/W)

Students learn to improve their English reading comprehension and reading speed while practising fluent and accurate writing skills. Students respond to the reading material through group discussions and writing practice.

Vocabulary Enrichment (VE)

This systematic approach to vocabulary study helps students learn, use and remember new vocabulary. Having good vocabulary is the essence to good speaking, reading & writing.

Language Technology Centre (LTC) / Self Study

Students also have access to the online interactive language courseware to work on enhancement practices at their own time and pace. *Optional for students of Level 104 and above

There are 10 levels in the CIEP programme: levels 100 to 109 which span 3 broad proficiency bands.

CIEP Pyramid
* Level 100 is Pre-Beginner level

Your CIEP Pathway to University

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • achieve their full potential for personal, professional or educational success
  • master speaking, reading and writing skills
  • develop organisation, coherence and accuracy in writing
  • acquire research and note-taking skills
Course Structure
  • 10 levels of instruction, Beginner through Advanced
  • Each level is 4 weeks in duration
  • Certificate of Completion for students completing Advanced Level 109


Maximum Class Size

20 students per class

Sample Class Schedule
  • 8.30AM – 10.25AM: Structure & Speaking Practice
  • 10.30AM – 11.25PM: Vocabulary Enrichment
  • 11.25AM – 12.25PM: Lunch
  • 12.30PM – 2.25PM: Reading & Writing
  • 2.30PM – 5.30PM: Language Technology Centre / Self Study
Certified Intensive English Programme brochure







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Rakjesh Paaren, MALAYSIA

Although I have only been here for one term, I have been given the chance to meet new friends from different parts of the world. I can say in my own words that “CIEP offered in ELS is a beneficial and amazing way to brush up one’s English skills for university.”

Session Dates

  • 5 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
  • 30 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015
  • 4 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
  • 1 Feb 2016 - 4 Mar 2016
  • 7 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
  • 4 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
  • 3 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
  • 30 May 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
  • 11 Jul 2016 - 5 Aug 2016
  • 8 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
  • 5 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
  • 4 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
  • 1 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
  • 28 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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