Certificate in English for Foreign Students (Advanced)

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Duration:

6 Months

Award by:

Stanfort Academy

Objectives:

To improve students’ ability to read for a variety of purposes, plan and write for a wide variety of purposes and audiences, apply standard English grammar and usage, speak effectively and listen responsively, develop and apply higher order (critical) thinking skills

Areas:

Word-attack skills
Text-attack skills (syntactical processing)
Schema Activation
Integrated Aural/Oral Skills
Reference skills/ Study skills
Integrating four language skills

Reading: Reading sophisticated advanced level expository texts, distinguishing main ideas and supporting points, evaluating the persuasiveness of arguments and evidence, critique assumptions, and making relevant inferences etc.

Writing: Planning and writing well-focused, logically organized, thoroughly developed, and coherent extended advanced level compositions

Writing Process: Demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the writing process and pre-writing, planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading

Syntax and Stylistics: Distinguishing between different styles of written English and evaluating the appropriateness of a particular style, tone, or voice for a given audience
Varying sentence shape and structure for emphasis and effect

Evaluation Criteria and Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments
Homework is checked for completeness, accuracy, and understanding
Class work is evaluated overall by the teacher;
Quizzes, multiple choice, short answers and open-ended items are given as needed to check comprehension and development of skills
In written responses, emphasis is placed on organization, focus, elaboration, accuracy, and depth of understanding
Essay and composition assignments are given in timed and untimed settings and are assessed based on organization and individuality

* Qualitative and quantitative assessments are made on students throughout the course. The qualitative one is the overall evaluation by class teacher and the quantitative one is the students’ performance in the monthly test.

 

TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO is 1:20

Course Outcomes Certificate
Duration Full-time / Part-time : 6 Months
Mode of delivery Classroom-based teaching with AV facilities
Awarding Body Stanfort Academy

Entry requirements

Minimum Age 9 years
Academic qualification A pass in Primary 5 Level Education in home country
Proficiency Level Obtain at least 45 marks in Stanfort Academy English Placement Test

Remark: FT= Full-Time, PT=Part-Time

ASSESSMENT MODE

  • PLACEMENT TEST/MONTHLY TEST/COMPLETION TEST / PRESENTATION / CLASS TEST

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING

  • WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 100%
  • PRESENTATION / CLASS TEST: 20%

ASSESSMENT GRADING CRITERIA

  • Distinction – 75 Marks and Above
  • Pass with credit – 65 to 74
  • Pass – 50 to 64

AWARD CRITERIA

  • No outstanding payment due
  • Maintain 75% of Attendance of the course duration
  • Completed ‘Evaluation Form’ to provide feedback

EXPECTED EXAMINATION RESULTS RELEASE DATE

  • 1 moth after the examination

EXPECTED AWARD CONFERMENT DATE

  • within 1 month after successful completion of course

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