About

As part of social distancing measures, there will be a maximum of nine students in each classroom. 

Master English for everyday life and make friends from around the world. 

Join a class with other students at the same level as you, and enjoy learning in a lively and fun class with classmates from around the world. Our team of experts will identify your learning needs and support you to meet your English language goals.

On these courses, you will: 

  • gain confidence in speaking and communicating in every day situations 
  • enjoy exclusive access to myClub - free, interesting, social and fun learning experience that include out of classroom activities and clubs 
  • receive 1:1 support and advice on using English in the real world from our team of expert teachers
  • make friends from around the world.

Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

How are our courses delivered?

Our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey and helping you to achieve the results you desire through guidance and feedback which is specific to you and your goals. Our courses can be delivered:

  • Part-time in a class size of maximum 16 students as we believe in keeping our classes small to maximise teacher-student interaction 
  • One-to-one/small group where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time at any of our four centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

Where is this course taught?

CEFRL levels

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

Level Description of your level CEFRL level Expected IELTS range
Proficiency You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently and deal confidently with discussion of complex or sensitive issues. C1 - C2 7.5+
Advanced You have a high level of grammatical competence. You can use spoken and written English effectively without strain, but may make some errors with complex and idiomatic language. C1 6.5+
Upper-intermediate You have a good level of grammatical competence. You can understand and contribute to most conversations on familiar topics, although you may make some mistakes. B2 5.5 - 6.5
Intermediate You can converse easily oneveryday matters but with a limited range of style and expressions. You can read fluently about familiar topics. B1+  4.5 - 5.0
Pre-intermediate You can produce spoken and written language in familiar situations. You have a basic control of grammatical structure but your vocabulary is limited. A2 - B1  3.5 - 4.5
Elementary You can talk about interests and everyday activities and use very basic grammatical constructions. You can understand simple messages, instructions and directions. A2 - A1 2.0 - 3.5
Beginner You have very little exposure to the language. You can use and recognise common words, greetings and expressions only. You have no grammatical knowledge yet. A1  1.0

Calendar and pricing

These courses are only available at our Napier Road Centre, Marsiling Centre and Toa Payoh Centre.

Term 2: March - May 2020

Napier Road

Course Days Times Dates Fees
General English - English for Life (A2) *Mon, Wed 13.45 - 15.45 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (A2) Tue, Thu* 11.05 - 13.05 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (A2) Tue, Thu* 13.45 - 15.45 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (A2) Wed, Fri* 09.00 - 11.00 25 Mar - 29 May S$1,711.90
General English - English for Life (B1) *Mon, Wed 09.00 - 11.00 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) Tue, Thu* 19.30 - 21.30 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) Wed, Fri* 11.05 - 13.05 25 Mar - 29 May S$1,711.90
General English - English for Life  (B1) *Mon, Wed 11.05 - 13.05 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) Tue, Thu* 09.00 - 11.00 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) *Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) Wed, Fri* 11.05 - 13.05 25 Mar - 29 May S$1,711.90
General English - English for Life (B1+) *Mon, Wed 11.05 - 13.05 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) Tue, Thu* 19.30 - 21.30 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) *Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) Tue, Thu* 09.00 - 11.00 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) *Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 23 Mar - 27 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) Tue, Thu* 09.00 - 11.00 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) Tue, Thu* 11.05 - 13.05 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (C1) Tue, Thu* 11.05 - 13.05 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (C1) Tue, Thu* 09.00 - 11.00 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00

*No class on Friday 10 April (Good Friday) and Friday 1 May (Labour Day)
*No class on Thursday 7 April (Vesak Day)
*No class on Sunday 24 May and Monday 25 May (Hari Raya Puasa)

 

Marsiling

Course Days Times Dates Fees
Focus on speaking (B1) Thu 19.30 - 21.30 26 Mar - 28 May* S$693.00

*No class on Thursday 7 May as it is a public holiday

Toa Payoh

Course Days Times Dates Fees
Focus on speaking (B1) Wed 19.30 - 21.30 25 Mar - 27 May S$770.00
Focus on speaking (B1+) Wed 19.30 - 21.30 25 Mar - 27 May S$770.00
Focus on speaking (B1+) Thu 19.30 - 21.30 26 Mar - 28 May* S$693.00
Focus on speaking (B2) Wed 19.30 - 21.30 25 Mar - 27 May S$770.00

*No class on Thursday 7 May as it is a public holiday

Learning outcomes

General English: Elementary

This is for students who have very little knowledge of the English language and who wish to learn to speak and write more.

The courses focus on basic grammar, reading, speaking and writing skills. You should already be able to read and write in English script.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • understand and respond to simple questions about yourself and your life
  • understand simple conversations
  • understand English spoken by native speakers at slower than normal speed
  • read and understand simple articles and public notices
  • speak clearly but slowly so that others understand you ask for help when you don't understand
  • write simple instructions or messages with few errors in grammar.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1

General English: Pre-intermediate

This is for students who have some knowledge of the English language but who still have problems with basic grammar and little confidence in using English.

The courses focus on grammar, reading, as well as speaking and writing about everyday topics.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • understand and respond to questions about yourself and your life
  • understand and respond to the main points of general conversations
  • understand standard speech spoken at near normal speed
  • read and understand basic public notices
  • understand simple articles and messages about everyday life
  • speak clearly about yourself so that others usually understand you
  • show that you understand others or ask them for explanations
  • maintain a basic conversation with only a little difficulty
  • write basic messages to others with correct grammar. 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1

General English: Intermediate

This is for students who have a good knowledge of the English language but who still make frequent mistakes so that there are regular misunderstandings.

The courses focus on grammar, reading, speaking, writing and helping students to speak with more confidence.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • talk easily with others in common social situations
  • speak clearly enough to be easily understood by others
  • exchange opinions with others and justify your point of view
  • read and understand the main points of authentic written material
  • summarise texts using English that is easily understood by others
  • write in simple correct English in a variety of formats
  • understand and use with confidence the vocabulary of daily social life.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1

General English: Upper-intermediate

This is for students who have a very good knowledge of English but who wish to further develop their fluency and accuracy.

The courses focus on grammar, reading, speaking and writing so that students are able to communicate comfortably in a variety of situations.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • discuss a wide range of topics with increasing levels of accuracy and confidence
  • express your opinions clearly and with confidence and support them with logical argument
  • understand and comment on the opinions of others
  • speak clearly and naturally so that others understand you with ease
  • speak using some of the more unusual aspects of English intonation and stress
  • understand the general content and detail of authentic written texts
  • recognise and use different levels of formality in your writing.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1

General English: Advanced

This is for students who already have a very high standard of English but who need to develop greater accuracy in both their written and spoken language as well as broaden their vocabulary.

The courses focus on complex sentence structures and students will learn to speak with very few errors.

These courses are offered on a modular basis A, B and C so they can be completed in any order. Only one is offered per term. After completing all three modules you can join Proficiency.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • discuss a wide range of topics fluently and with increasing accuracy
  • express clearly your feelings and opinions and support those opinions with persuasive argument
  • speak clearly and naturally so that others have no difficulty understanding you
  • understand English spoken at normal speed by native and non-native speakers without needing to ask for clarification
  • understand both the main points and the minor detail of authentic texts
  • summarise the content of authentic texts in a concise and useful way.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1

Focus on speaking

This course is for students who wish to develop their spoken English fluency and improve their pronunciation so that they can use English more effectively in the public domain.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • produce the sounds of English more accurately
  • understand and use the features of connected speech (e.g. sentence stress, linking, elision)
  • vary your intonation in questions, statements and commands
  • use appropriate register, conventions of politeness and degrees of formality
  • speak clearly and naturally so that other people can understand you
  • speak in English with greater confidence and a more natural rhythm 
  • better understand ‘authentic’ spoken English.

After successfully completing this course, you can select another speaking course or any of the Business English Skills (BES) modules at the appropriate level.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): B1, B1+, B2