Certificate in Advanced English for Young Tourism Professionals-Elementary (no schedule)

Introduction

Certificate in Advanced English for Young Tourism Professionals is a programme that students can rely on to cover the complete range and depth of language and skills needed to communicate effectively and confidently especially in the tourism and hospitality industries.

This programme aims to develop the student's appropriate use of English in terms of accuracy, facility and fluency. It serves as a preparatory course designed to prepare non-English speakers for a successful entry into the undergraduate degree programs if they have not satisfied the English language requirement.

Learners are introduced to English grammar and vocabulary through the four core competencies in speaking, listening, writing and reading which are conceptualised within a thematic interactive approach framework and this forms the structure of the course as shown below:

Objectives

This level aims to lay the foundation of the students’ capability in the four skills; reading, listening, writing and speaking. Meaningful activities together with comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation will help build confidence and fluency in using the English Language. Students will also develop essay writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. write messages or notes related to basic needs such as filling out medical and job application forms
  2. read and interpret some comprehensive authentic materials on familiar subjects
  3. understand the way English language is used varies according to context in beginners level
  4. appreciate that their language proficiency has an impact on their living and working environment
  5. demonstrate confidence in their abilities to communicate effectively in a variety of formal and informal contexts
  6. respond appropriately to oral interactions by using phrases and sentences in a range of situations
  7. participate in group discussions
  8. demonstrate the ability to make an effective presentation in front of an audience
  9. develop strategies for organising ideas and structuring essays with the help of pictures

Course Outline

This level aims to lay the foundation of the students’ capability in the four skills; reading, listening, writing and speaking. Meaningful activities together with comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation will help build confidence and fluency in using the English Language. Students will also develop essay writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Module 1 – People and places
  • Module 2 – You and yours
  • Module 3 – Everyday life
  • Module 4 – Loves and hates
  • Module 5 – Getting from A to B
  • Module 6 – Eating and drinking
  • Module 7 – Extraordinary lives
  • Module 8 – Fact or fiction?
  • Module 9 – Buying and selling
  • Module 10 – Street life
  • Module 11 – The world around us
  • Module 12 – A weekend away
  • Module 13 – Learning for the future
  • Module 14 – Keeping in touch
  • Module 15 - Going places

Duration

  • 3 months

Entry Requirement

For new students who have completed secondary school and a TMIS English Placement Test score of 45 marks and below.

Mode of Instruction

The following methodologies will be adopted:

  • Class Participation
  • Group/Paired Work
  • Individual Work (including Oral Presentations)
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) Engagement
  • Lots of Speaking/Active Practice
  • Lots of Listening
  • Pronunciation – Key Sounds
  • Periodical Assessments

The lecture will be delivered in a classroom setting, experiential learning, etc.

Teaching and learning will be take place in the following modes:

  • Teaching from the textbooks
  • Readings from references in the textbooks and internet research
  • Participants’ discussions during classroom activity time
  • Participants’ studying and analyzing on written assignments on set questions
  • Participants’ oral presentations
  • Videos (movies)
  • Audio CDs (conversational, songs, etc.)
  • Role Plays

Assessment

Students are assessed through different modes of assessments including classroom participation, group or individual project work, oral communication assessment and final examination. Each mode of assessment carries different weightages.

Certification

Students will progress to the next level upon passing the Final Assessment of each level. On successful completion and passing of the Level 1 (Elementary), the Certificate in Advanced English for Young Tourism Professionals Level 1 (Elementary) will be awarded by TMIS.

  • Minimum C6 in GCE ‘N’ Level English or  WPL ES Locel 4
  • 3-months Full-Time Duration

Course Fees

Fees Payable
S$
Administration Fee - Payable upon signing of student contract
260.00
Tuition Fee 
2,500.00
7% GST
193.20
Total Amount
2,953.20
Non-Tuition Fee
S$
Application Fee (Non Refundable) - Payable upon registration
250.00
7% GST
17.50
Total Amount
267.50

To check with student service support staff for other chargeable fees

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