About

Share your interests, opinions and experiences in a lively and engaging class. Practise English for everyday purposes with people from a wide variety of backgrounds in this 48 hour course over three months.

On this course, you will:

  • participate in dynamic classes to make your English come alive
  • communicate with more confidence and fewer errors
  • learn essential techniques and phrases for everyday situations
  • socialise in English with teachers and students of other nationalities in student clubs and events.

Discounts and promotions

  • If you are an existing student (within the last 12 months), register for 48 hours of Part-time English courses and get a S$100 discount.
  • Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

Where is this course taught?

Delivery

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 in three options:

PART-TIME

ONE-TO-ONE

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • exclusive one-to-one tuition, where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time
  • available at any of our five centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

PRIVATE GROUP

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • private closed group tuition available for any number of students
  • available at any of our five centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

Calendar and pricing

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

Term 4: September - November 2017

Elementary 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Elementary 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.00 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Elementary 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 10.55 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Elementary 2 Napier Road Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 18 Sep - 06 Dec S$1,720.00
Elementary 3 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.00 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00

Pre-Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Pre-Intermediate 1 Napier Road Wed, Fri 09.00 - 10.55 20 Sep - 08 Dec S$1,720.00
Pre-Intermediate 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 19.35 - 21.30 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Pre-Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.00 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Pre-Intermediate 3 Napier Road Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 18 Sep - 06 Dec S$1,720.00

Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Intermediate 1 Toa Payoh Wed, Thu 19.00 - 21.20 13 Sep - 16 Nov S$1,720.00
Intermediate 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 10.55 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 10.55 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Intermediate 3 Napier Road Wed, Fri 11.05 - 13.00 20 Sep - 08 Dec S$1,720.00

Upper Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Upper Intermediate 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.05 - 13.00 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Upper Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 10.55 19 Sep - 07 Dec S$1,720.00
Upper Intermediate 3 Napier Road Wed, Fri 09.00 - 10.55 20 Sep - 08 Dec S$1,720.00

Advanced

 

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Advanced A Napier Road Sun 13.30 - 17.30 24 Sep - 10 Dec S$1,720.00

Focus on Speaking: Intermediate (A)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Toa Payoh Wed 19.00 - 20.55 13 Sep - 15 Nov S$645.00

Focus on Speaking: Intermediate (B)

 

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Marsiling Thu 19.30 - 21.25 14 Sep - 16 Nov S$720.00

Focus on Speaking: Upper-Intermediate

 

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Toa Payoh Thu 19.00 - 20.55 14 Sep - 16 Nov S$720.00

Focus on Speaking: Upper Intermediate (B)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Marsiling Thu 19.30 - 21.25 14 Sep - 16 Nov S$720.00

Term 1: January - March 2018

Elementary 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Elementary 1 Marsiling Sat 11.15 - 13.15 06 Jan - 26 May* S$1,480.00
Elementary 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar  S$1,702.00
Elementary 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.00 - 13.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar  S$1,702.00
Elementary 3 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar  S$1,702.00
Elementary 3 Napier Road Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 03 Jan - 21 Mar S$1,776.00

*Denotes a break on 17 March

Pre-Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Pre-Intermediate 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.00 - 13.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00
Pre-Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00
Pre-Intermediate 2 Napier Road Wed, Fri 09.00 - 11.00 03 Jan - 23 Mar S$1,776.00
Pre-Intermediate 2 Toa Payoh Wed, Fri 19.00 - 21.24 03 Jan - 09 Mar S$1,776.00
Pre-Intermediate 3 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.00 - 13.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00

Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Intermediate 1 Napier Road Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00
Intermediate 1 Napier Road Wed, Fri 09.00 - 11.00 03 Jan - 23 Mar S$1,776.00
Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00
Intermediate 2 Toa Payoh Wed, Fri 19.00 - 21.24 03 Jan - 09 Mar S$1,776.00
Intermediate 3 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00

Upper Intermediate 1 - 3

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Upper Intermediate 1 Napier Road Mon, Wed 19.30 - 21.30 03 Jan - 21 Mar S$1,776.00
Upper Intermediate 1 Napier Road Wed, Fri 11.00 - 13.00 03 Jan - 23 Mar S$1,776.00
Upper Intermediate 2 Napier Road Tue, Thu 11.00 - 13.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00
Upper Intermediate 2 Toa Payoh Wed, Thu 19.00 - 21.24 03 Jan - 08 Mar S$1,776.00
Upper Intermediate 3 Napier Road Tue, Thu 09.00 - 11.00 04 Jan - 22 Mar S$1,702.00

Advanced

Class Location Days Times Dates Fees
Advanced A Napier Road Sun 13.30 - 17.30 07 Jan - 25 Mar S$1,776.00
Advanced C Napier Road Wed, Fri 11.00 - 13.00 03 Jan - 23 Mar S$1,776.00

Focus on Speaking: Pre-Intermediate (A)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Toa Payoh Thu 19.00 - 21.00 04 Jan - 08 Mar S$740.00

Focus on Speaking: Intermediate (A)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Marsiling Thur 19.30 - 21.30 04 Jan - 08 Mar S$740.00

Focus on Speaking: Intermediate (B)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Toa Payoh Wed 19.00 - 21.00 03 Jan - 07 Mar S$740.00

Focus on Speaking: Upper-Intermediate (A)

Location Days Times Dates Fees
Marsiling Thu 19.30 - 21.30 04 Jan - 08 Mar S$740.00

Learning outcomes

English for Academic Purposes

This course is for adult learners who are currently studying at or preparing to enter a higher education institution. Minimum entry requirement of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.0 or equivalent. The course covers academic research and writing skills.

This course is designed for working adults entering polytechnics or universities.

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

  • structure an essay or project
  • use quotations and paraphrasing and avoid plagiarism
  • paraphrase and summarise ideas
  • reference your sources to internationally recognised academic standards
  • take notes more confidently whilst listening to a lecture
  • write an abstract
  • write appropriate introductions and conclusions
  • think critically
  • give clear and concise presentations
  • research your topic.

General English: Elementary 1 - 3

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.

General English: Pre-intermediate 1 - 3

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. 

General English: Intermediate 1 - 3

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.

General English: Upper-intermediate 1 - 3

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.

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.

General English - British and Beyond: Proficiency

This is for Proficiency level English speakers of any background.

The course focuses on the culture, history, arts, language and traditions of Great Britain and beyond. From the colourful and vibrant characters from history, to the movers and shakers of today, we will explore philosophies, ideas and real language through discussions, readings, talks and debates. 

  1. Explore arts and culture and their role in society 
  2. Stimulate your thinking and finesse your conversational prowess around current topics
  3. Explore terminology and discourse that define arts and culture 
  4. Connect with like-minded people from around the world in a comfortable, relaxed social environment
  5. Participate in task-based, participant-led exchanges as facilitated by experienced British Council trainers

It is offered on a modular basis. Each module comprises 6 weeks of study.

Each module starts with Britain and then explores other cultures and their relation to Britain. 

Topics include: 

Culture

  • Defining Culture
  • Cultural Cities
  • Cross-culturalism versus inter-culturalism
  • Micro Culture and Tribes

Art 

  • British Pioneer Artists and Art for Purpose
  • Building Visual Literacy
  • Asian and Australian Pioneers 
  • Instagram and Building our own Cultural Capital

Spoken word 

  • Great British Speeches 
  • Rise of Slam Poetry - Advocacy or Agitation
  • Great Storytelling 
  • The Journey of the English language 

Expression and Performance 

  • Treading the Boards - London’s Great Theatre Tradition 
  • Dance Rebels 
  • Becoming Creative - What Performance Art Can Teach Us
  • The Culture of Gesture       

Architecture  

  • Great British Architecture 
  • The Secrets of the Great Houses of Britain 
  • The Architect and the City
  • Great Female Architects 

Fashion 

  • British Queens of Fashion 
  • Fashion and Culture – Who Decides
  • Celebrity and Fashion  - Victoria Beckham and Beyond 
  • Sustainability: the Future of Fashion

General English - Focus on Speaking: Pre-intermediate and Intermediate

This is for adult learners who feel the need to develop more confidence and fluency in their speaking and who want to spend extra time on improving their speaking skills in English.

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

  • discuss a wide range of topics with increasing confidence and fluency
  • use appropriate levels of formality and politeness
  • speak confidently about your life past, present and future
  • speak clearly so that others usually understand you
  • use some features of English stress and intonation patterns
  • socialise confidently with other English speakers
  • understand English spoken by native speakers at or close to normal speed.