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. As part of social distancing measures, there will now be a maximum of nine students in each classroom. 
  • 1:1/Small Group private lessons for adults 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 3: June - September 2020

Napier Road

Course Days Times Dates Fees
General English - English for Life (A2) Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.05 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) *Mon, Wed 09.00 - 11.00 29 Jun - 02 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.05 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1) Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) *Mon, Wed 11.05 - 13.05 29 Jun - 02 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) *Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 29 Jun - 02 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B1+) Wed, Fri* 11.05 - 13.05 01 Jul - 04 Sep S$1,711.90
General English - English for Life (B2) *Mon, Wed 11.05 - 13.05 29 Jun - 02 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) *Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 29 Jun - 02 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (B2) Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (C1) Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00
General English - English for Life (C1) Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.05 30 Jun - 03 Sep S$1,802.00

*No class on Friday 10 July (Polling Day) and Friday 31 July (Hari Raya Haji) 
*No class on Sunday 09 August and Monday 10 August (National Day)

Marsiling

Course Days Times Dates Fees
Focus on speaking (B1) Thu 19.30 - 21.30 02 Jul - 03 Sep S$770.00

Toa Payoh

Course Days Times Dates Fees
Focus on speaking (B1) Wed 19.30 - 21.30 01 Jul - 02 Sep S$770.00
Focus on speaking (B1+) Thu 19.30 - 21.30 02 Jul - 03 Sep S$770.00
Focus on speaking (B2) Thu 19.30 - 21.30 02 Jul - 03 Sep S$770.00

Learning outcomes

General English

This course is for adults who need to improve their English language skills for everyday use. The courses focus on improving oral communication and listening skills, as well as developing grammar and expanding vocabulary. 

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

  • speak English with greater accuracy and confidence
  • understand a variety of listening and written texts
  • read and understand a variety of reading texts
  • write with greater accuracy and effectiveness
  • understand and use a wider range of vocabulary.

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