The Certificate of Attendance-Intensive English (CoA-IE) offered through the Department of American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) (Liberal Arts) is designed to allow international students to become more proficient in English while gaining additional academic and career skills.

This unique program integrates learner-centered English language classroom instruction with student mentoring and intercultural activities. Students are given enriching learning opportunities for inquiry, exploration, investigation and communication. The program includes many direct participatory experiences, outdoor activities, field trips and daily interaction with students from Malaysia and 59 other countries in HELP's community.

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Subject Listing

IE 091 Intensive English 1

IE 092 Intensive English 2

IE 093 Intensive English 3

IE 094 Intensive English 4

IE 095 Intensive English 5

IE 096 Intensive English 6

Assessment:

Student achievement is assessed regularly. A combination of assessment methods will be used. These will include quizzes, assignments and oral presentations, final examinations and class participation. Advancement from one level to a higher level in the Intensive English Programme is determined by the students' final grades. A minimum grade of "PS2" must be obtained.

Module Synopses

IE 091 Intensive English 1

This is a basic course specially designed for students who are real beginners with no knowledge of English. It will focus on speaking and listening skills so as to enable the students to function in an English speaking environment.

IE 092 Intensive English 2

This is an elementary course which provides a strong foundation in the structure of the language; thus, further building students' understanding of basic grammar, vocabulary and the functional use of English. Lessons conducted will engage students through a variety of interactive activities. Focus will also be more on speaking and listening.

IE 093 Intensive English 3

This is a pre-intermediate course which focuses on developing a strong foundation for English through continued emphasis on the four language skills. Lessons conducted will engage students through a variety of interactive activities where social language skills are gradually built.

IE 094 Intensive English 4

This is an intermediate course, which follows on from the strong foundations laid in Intensive English 3. It further provides an avenue for students to practise and enhance their skills. At this level, students not only engage in interactive language activities such as role plays, debates and presentations, but also in the basics of academic writing.

IE 095 Intensive English 5

This is an upper-intermediate course that helps students to further develop their ability to use English to communicate effectively. At this level, students not only learn and use English in context, but also learn how to read and write different genres of texts. Students will have opportunities to engage in peer learning which provides opportunities for students to enhance their language skills. The focus of this course will be more on English for academic purposes. However, students will still have opportunities to practise general English.

IE 096 Intensive English 6

This is an advanced course designed for students who can cope with most academic English text-types including business-related articles. It also covers vital aspects of grammar and vocabulary used in real life settings and provides a forum for practising presentations. Students will have opportunities to develop and practise their academic reading and writing skills using a variety of academic texts. This level equips students with the kind of language skills required to pursue an academic course at tertiary level. Just as for all the levels, students have opportunities for personal consultation with tutors during the course.

Module Synopses

IE 091 Intensive English 1

This is a basic level specially designed for students with no basic knowledge of English. It introduces the students to the fundamentals of grammar and the four language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will receive 20 hours of classroom teaching per week focusing on grammar, vocabulary and the four language skills. In addition, students are given 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with their lecturers per week.

IE 092 Intensive English 2

IE 092, which is an elementary course, provides a foundation in the structure of the language, thus, further building students' understanding of basic grammar, vocabulary and functions of English. Just as in IE 091, students doing IE 092 get 20 hours of classroom teaching per week focusing on similar aspects of the language. In addition, students are given 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the lecturers.

IE 093 Intensive English 3

This is a pre-intermediate level course which focuses on developing a strong foundation for English through continued emphasis on the four language skills. In addition to 20 hours of classroom learning per week, students attend 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the lecturers per week.

IE 094 Intensive English 4

This is an intermediate level course, which follows on from the strong foundations laid in Intensive English 3. Just as in IE 093, students receive 20 hours of classroom contact per week in the course. The 5 hours of one-to-one consultation with the respective lecturers per week provides an avenue for students to practice and enhance their speaking skills. At this level, students not only engage in language activities such as debates but also in writing reviews.

IE 095 Intensive English 5

This is an upper-intermediate level course that helps students to further develop their ability to use English to communicate effectively. At this level, students not only learn and use English in context but also embark on different types of essay writing namely expository. In addition to the 5 hours of one-to-one consultation, students undergo 20 hours of classroom contact per week in the course. The consultation hours provide opportunities for students to apply and improve their language skills.

IE 096 Intensive English 6

This is an advanced course designed for students who can cope with most text-types including business-related articles. It also covers vital aspects of grammar and vocabulary used in real life settings and provides a forum for practicing presentations. Students get to develop and practice their writing skills which are mainly expository in nature. In addition, students also embark on summary writing skills, and are required to present a project paper. This level prepares students with the kind of language skills required in pursuing a tertiary course. Just as all the levels, students undergo 20 hours of classroom teaching in addition to the 5 hours of one-to-one consultation per week

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