The Complete Test Preparation Programme
This Programme is designed for students who aim to enter a university or college in Malaysia and abroad. It combines the popular Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) and an IELTS Test Preparation Programme. This Programme will quickly develop your English language proficiency and introduce you to the IELTS test through practice as well as lessons on test-taking tips and strategies.
Who should take this programme?
From 1st January 2018, all international students seeking to join a university or college in Malaysia must meet the English language requirement:
|For Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and Above||For Diploma Programmes|
|IELTS 5.0||IELTS 4.0|
|TOEFL PBT 410-413||TOEFL PBT 397|
|TOEFL IBT 34||TOEFL IBT 30-31|
|CAE 160||CAE 160|
|CPE 180||CPE 180|
|PTE 36||PTE 30|
|MUET Band 3||MUET Band 2|
How does this work?
First, students will join the CIEP to complete a minimum of Level 107 in the Programme. International students under ELS visa who graduate Level 109 in this programme will also enjoy a test fee waiver* on their IELTS test. Next, students will begin the 40-hour IELTS test preparation programme across 2 weeks.
At ELS, we are ever ready to help students achieve their higher education goals and the Complete Test Preparation Programme will ensure that international students gain admissions into the universities and colleges of their choice in the fastest way possible – and succeed in their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Every Monday Except 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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|No||IELTS 16 hours||IELTS 40 hours|
|1||12th Jan – 02nd Feb||07th – 18th Jan|
|2||16th Feb – 09th Mar||11th – 22nd Feb|
|3||16th Mac – 06th Apr||11th – 22nd Mar|
|4||13th Apr – 04th May||08th – 19th Apr|
|5||11th May – 01st Jun||06th – 17th May|
|6||15th Jun – 06th Jul||10th – 21th Jun|
|7||13th Jul – 03rd Aug||08th – 19th Jul|
|8||10th – 24th Aug||05th – 19th Aug|
|9||14th Sep – 05th Oct||10th – 24th Sep|
|10||12th Oct – 02nd Nov||07th – 18th Oct|
|11||16th – 30th Nov||04th – 15th Nov|
|12||07th – 28th Dec||02nd – 16th Dec|
What’s the CIEP?
The Certified Intensive English Programme is the flagship academic English programme by ELS. It is designed to teach students all of the English language skills required to succeed in higher education and beyond. Click here to find out more about the CIEP.
Can I just take the IELTS Test Preparation Programme?
Yes, you can! However, all test preparation programmes focus on teaching you the strategies and skills in taking the test – not necessarily improving your English language proficiency. This means that you may not be able to achieve an IELTS Band 5.5, for example, despite taking the test preparation programme alone.
Most of our students take the CIEP, which improves their English language proficiency first before taking the test preparation programme to learn more about the IELTS test.