Before you begin your lessons, you will sit for a placement test to determine your start level at ELS. Once we know your level, we can ensure that your lessons are relevant and suitable for your capabilities and learning goals.
There are 10 levels of English instruction at ELS. The beginner and elementary levels provide you with the foundation of the English language. As you progress to the intermediate levels, you will gain more confidence in using English in everyday activities. By the advanced levels, you will be able to communicate effectively and be ready for your higher education.
The CIEP offers students a pathway to success in higher education as it fast-tracks the mastery of the English language efficiently and effectively. It does this by employing the proven communicative approach to language learning with a wide range of lively and highly interactive class activities. These activities challenge our students’ abilities while allowing them to have fun developing their English skills.
Structure & Speaking Practice (SSP)
Students are taught to communicate accurately and effectively in English. Students learn Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary and Grammar and practice using language in meaningful situations through activities such as group work, role-playing and class presentations.
Reading & Writing (R&W)
Students learn to improve their reading comprehension, increase their reading speed and develop their writing abilities. Reading and Writing lessons include group discussions and writing practice.
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