Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

Internationally recognised by more than 650 colleges and universities worldwide;
alternatives to IELTS and TOEFL

WHAT IS CIEP?WHY DO I NEED CIEP?

WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

When can I start?
WEEKLY INTAKES
What’s the class size?
20 STUDENTS
How long is each lesson?
28 LESSONS 55 MINS. PER LESSON
How long is each level?
4 WEEKS

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The CIEP focuses on all the language skills and students at each level are evaluated based on their performance in class work, individualised tasks, homework, on-going assessments and level progression tests. The CIEP spans 4 broad proficiency bands (Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced) and comprises the following components

Structure & Speaking Practice (SSP)

An integration of Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary and Grammar usage in authentic classroom.

Reading & Writing (R/W)

Building reading comprehension through multiple techniques along with producing accurate academic essays.

Skills Enhancement

Consisting of a variety of activities, this module provides students an active learning experience to develop communication skills. There are 3 components offered in a Skills Enhancement class :

  • Customised Learning Support (CLS):

    Small group of classes where students will become more confident in discussions and learn skills such as problem-solving, research, critical thinking and English communication

  • LiveSpeak:

    Students will put into practice speaking and listening skills with an online instructor who will live stream and interact with them in real-time

  • Language Technology Centre (LTC) :

    Students are given independent and flexible access to the online personalised language learning activities developed for each ELS CIEP proficiency level

IELTS Test Preparation

Offered in the Advanced Levels, students will learn the tips and best strategies to tackle the IELTS exam across all four skills.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

Achieve your full potential for personal, professional or educational success

Achieve your full potential for personal, professional or educational success

Master speaking, reading and writing skills

Master speaking, reading and writing skills

Develop organisation, coherence and accuracy in writing

Develop organisation, coherence and accuracy in writing

Acquire research and note-taking skills

Acquire research and note-taking skills

WHY CHOOSE CIEP

  • The proficiency levels are equivalent to the standard of Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR) 1
  • In line with IELTS and Cambridge scales

1The CEFR is a set of guidelines developed by the Council of Europe which describes foreign language ability at six different levels of proficiency:A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2

CEFR

How does the CEFR correlate with the ELS standards?

Since 2014, an analysis of ELS Levels and the CEFR was conducted by Second Language Testing, Inc. (SLTI), a leading language assessment company. In the analysis, SLTI reviewed ELS level objectives, materials and assessments for all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Analysis of each ELS exit level resulted in the following correlation: * Survey conducted with more than 400 CIEP Advanced Level students In conclusion, it is evident in the SLTI analysis that ELS students that complete the CIEP Level 109 will have the English skills equivalent to CEFR B2 or IELTS 5.5-6.5. A brief summary of CEFR levels:
Independent User B2 Vantage B1 Threshold
Basic User A2 Waystage A1 Breakthrough
Click here to learn how CEFR relates to Cambridge and IELTS scales.

1 Council of Europe (2001). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

ELS offers 12 Proficiency Levels (Beginner to Masters), as well as Placement Testing to determine the level that best fits your abilites. At the end of every four-week session, if you successfully meet your level's requirements, you will move up to the next level. As you progress through the levels, your courses build upon the skills you have learned in the lower levels and become more complex
The ELS Progression Pyramid
Beginner
(100)
Elementary
(101-103)
Intermediate
(104-106)
Advanced
(107-109)
8:30 – 9:25 a.m. Structure / Speaking Practice Structure / Speaking Practice
9:30 – 10:25 a.m. Structure / Speaking Practice Structure / Speaking Practice
10:30 – 11:25 a.m. Skills Enhancement IELTS Test Prepartaion
11:30 – 12:25 p.m. Reading & Writing Lunch
12:25 – 1:30 p.m. Reading & Writing Reading & Writing
1:30 – 2:25 p.m. Reading & Writing
2:30 – 3:25 p.m. Skills Enhancement

Intakes

Every Monday Except Public Holidays

Public Holidays

2019 Public Holidays (Observed by ELS Malaysia)
Month Date Day National or State Holidays
Jan 1 Tuesday New Year's Day (SJ & UPM)
21 Monday Thaipusam
Feb 1 Firday Federal Territory Day (KL only)
5 Tuesday Chinese New Year (Day 1)
6 Wednesday Chinese New Year (Day 2)
Mar 23 Saturday Sultan of Johor Birthday (JB only)
May 1 Wednesday Labour Day
6 Monday Awal Ramadan (JB only)
22 Wednesday Nuzul Al-Quran (SJ & UPM)
Jun 5 Wednesday Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Day 1)
6 Thursday Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Day 2)