Intensive English Programme (10h-20h/week)

The Intensive English Programme is for students who want to raise their English language competency quickly, and are willing to commit the effort to succeed. This programme typically requires students to spend 10 hours to 20 hours a week to achieve their goal. A beginner can reach UCSI’s Intermediate Level (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) after 8-16 months, and function effectively in English for work or academic purposes.

1. Programme Features

Customised – Depending on the goals, needs and abilities of the class, the programme can be customised to emphasise either Spoken Communication or English for Academic Purposes

Competency-based – We focus on developing specific competencies in 4 key language skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Integrated – Grammar and Vocabulary are integrated into the learning of the 4 key language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Current – listening, reading, speaking and writing activities will be based on contemporary issues and current affairs taken from the media, the internet and our own texts

Concentrated – Students are exposed to extended interaction with native speaker teachers in class and at English Corner. These teachers closely supervise students’ learning to help them use English correctly.

Enriching – A wide variety of interactive learning – movie nights, interactive games and discussions, outdoor activities and the free use of the school’s computers etc make English learning a rich experience

Self-directed – Our special website eTeSL, UCSI’s web-based window to the world’s best English language learning and practice resources, is available to all UCSI students to use for further self-study.

2. Graduates of the programme will be able to:

Master 4 key English skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Be able to identify specific English language abilities and know whether they have learned them

Have confidence communicating with native English speakers

F unction effectively at work or in school within a very short time

Use English fluently and naturally as a habit

Speak and make presentations in public

Master specific English consonants and vowels that Vietnamese find difficult through focused supervision from teachers

Learn how to use English for life and work such as writing email and letters, conversing for social and business interactions, handling interviews etc

Attain an IELTS score of 6.5 after 8-16 months

Study in a school or university that uses English for teaching and learning.

3. Programme Information

  • Schedule: Monday to Saturday
  • Programme Courses:

The whole programme has ten courses, one for each level, from Beginner to Early Advanced. Every course is 40 hours – 80 hours a month, depending on whether the 10 hours/week or 20 hours/week course is chosen. Each course should last 1-2 months. Students can join the programme at any level provided they meet the entry requirements of that level.



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