Certificate in English: Beginner Course l Amity Global Institute
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Certificate in English: Beginner

Certificate in English: Beginner

The programme is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops, business games and simulations and directed independent study.

Programme Overview

Awarding authority Amity Global Institute (AGI)
Programme Duration Duration of course is 2 Months
Mode Full Time
Teaching Amenities, Facilities etc Lecturer rooms, Library, computer lab, student study space



At least 14 years old

  • Completed Secondary 2 of secondary school education or equivalent; or
  • Completed Year 8 of High School Education or equivalent

All potential students are required to sit for AGI’s English Proficiency Test (EPT) to ascertain their proficiency levels before admittance into any of these Certificate in English courses.

Students who are in their country of origin are required to sit for 2 EPTs.  Students who have taken the EPT at the Recruitment Agent’s Office in their country of origin will need to take a second EPT which will be conducted at Amity’s premises.  Only the latter test will determine the final level of English that the students qualify for.

Students who scored 0 to 19 in the EPT will be admitted to Certificate in English: Beginner

Course Application Fee
Course Application Fee* Local Students : S$150 (Onetime Only)
International Students : S$450 (Onetime Only)
– Course application fee is non refundable.
– Fees indicated are exclusive of GST.
Fees Breakdown Total Payable
  Local International
Tuition Fee S$2,000 S$2,000
Total Course Fees Payable S$2,000 S$2,000
  1. FPS Insurance premiums are paid by Amity, unless stated in the Student Contract which has to be paid by the student separately.
  2. Fees indicated are exclusive of Non-Tuition Fee of S$ 80
  3. Fees indicated are exclusive of GST & examination fee.
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    The course aims to aid and prepare Non-Native Speakers of the English Language to learn and grasp the fundamentals of the language. At the end of the course, the students will be able to read and write in English as well as be able to comprehend and use English in conversations. The course offers a comprehensive syllabus that aims to prepare learners up to the Beginner level.

    With the help of the recommended texts, the course aims to provide a seamless syllabus progression from Beginner to Elementary level. Grammatical structures will be introduced in different contexts with questions that will encourage students to work out the rules for themselves. The vocabulary syllabus will involve the learning of new words in lexical sets; as well as acquiring good habits for picking up vocabulary. Reading and listening activities contextualise and bring together previously introduced language. The syllabus contains practices that are broken down into different units.

    The unit-by-unit study will help in focusing on developing students’ written English in different contexts and tones. The interesting choices of texts, together with manageable motivating tasks help students to develop fluency and accuracy in the core areas of language acquisition. Workbooks are offered at each level to cover a range of exercises intended to extend the grammar and vocabulary.

    A supplementary workbook is also used, targeted at advancing the student’s level of grammar. The book is designed to help learners master key concepts in English grammar easily and quickly. Students who need to acquire a level of competency in writing will find the exercises useful.

    The student will be assessed through formative and summative assessments. These will include an assessment of reading, writing, listening, and speaking relevant to the level of study.

    The types of assessments students will complete during the course may include tests, reports, proposals, giving presentations, leading and participating in group discussions, group projects, listening and note taking, and reading tasks.

    Students who have completed this level can move on to the next level, Ceritifcate in English : Elementary, to improve their English proficiency.

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