English / IELTS Courses

Beacon offers various levels of English Language courses in the Certificate of English As A Second Language (ESL), after which students may study the Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in order to aid them in the IELTS exam.

Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

This is a course which takes a graded approach to prepare students for the test-taking skills and strategies needed to successfully tackle the four IELTS modules: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The skills acquired through the course will also reflect a broad range of language for academic study in an English-speaking environment.

Beacon’s Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) programme is is designed to meet the following aims:

  1. To prepare students for the test-taking skills and strategies needed to successfully tackle the four IELTS modules: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  2. To equip students with a broad range of language skills for academic study in an English-speaking environment.

Certificate in English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) involves teaching students to use language appropriately for study. It is a branch of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) which has expanded together with the growing number of international students undertaking tertiary studies in English.

As EAP has the broad aim of helping learners to study or research in English, it covers a wide range of academic communicative practice including lectures and classroom activities, tutorials, feedback, seminar discussions, journal articles, conference papers, grant proposals and assignments.

The starting point for EAP is the learner and their situation rather than the language; Secondly, the EAP course focuses more on reading and writing, whereas many general English language courses concentrate on speaking and listening; the EAP course teach formal, academic genres rather than the conversational and social genres taught on general English courses.

The EAP course is pre-sessional, which is taken by students before they start their main academic studies. It is designed to prepare lower level students for entry to higher education. It teaches study skills as part of course programmes and need to take into account differences in educational culture.

Certificate in English as A Second Language (ESL)

The Certificate in English as A Second Language (ESL) Course is designed to build up students’ level of competency and confidence in the English language in a gradual and structured way so that they can live and study in an English speaking environment. It is designed primarily to prepare students for studying in Singapore where command of the English language is necessary.

To know more about the Fees or Course Schedule, simply call us at +65 6338 5595 or send us and enquiry.