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

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.

Vocabulary Enrichment (VE)

A systematic approach to vocabulary building through various topics.

Language Technology Centre (LTC) / Self Study

Enhancing fluency and accuracy through interactive online learning language courseware at your own time and pace.

LiveSpeak!

Experiencing real time coaching sessions with native speaking teachers halfway across the world!

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, Assesment. 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 learned in the lower levels and become more complex
The ELS Progression Pyramid
08.30AM – 10.25AM Structure & Speaking Practice
10.30AM – 11.25PM Vocabulary Enrichment
11.25AM – 12.25PM Lunch
12.30PM – 02.25PM Reading & Writing
02.30PM – 03.25PM Language Technology Centre
03.30PM – 05.30PM Self-study
*LTC available for use

Intakes

Every Monday Except Public Holidays

Public Holidays

May
1st: Labour Day
17th: Awal Ramadhan (JB – Tentatively)
29th: Vesak Day
Jun
2nd: Nuzul Al-Quran (Except: JB)
15th: Hari Raya Puasa (Day 1)
16th: Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2)
Aug
22nd: Hari Raya Haji
31st: Merdeka Day
Sep
9th: Agong’s birthday
11th: Awal Muharram
16th: Malaysia Day (Replace: Monday)
Oct
15th: Hari Hol (JB only)
Nov
6th: Deepavali
20th: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Dec
11th: Selangor Sultan’s Birthday (SJ & UPM)
25th: Christmas Day