Certificate In English For Foreign Students (INTERMEDIATE)

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Duration:

6 Months

Award by:

Stanfort Academy

Objectives:

To further develop students’ abilities to understand what they listen to or read and to convey information, ideas, etc. by speaking or writing in English, and to foster a positive attitude toward communication through dealing with a wide variety of topics

Areas:

Language Activities:

Communicative Activities (Students have to play the role of senders and receivers of
information, ideas etc.)
Integrating reading activities with listening, speaking and writing activities
Writing down information, ideas, etc. in English in accordance with the situation and the purpose, and to foster a positive attitude toward communicating by utilizing these abilities
Situations and functions: Situations for communication on an individual groups or in groups or communication aimed at a larger number of people and situations for creative communication
Functions for smoothing human relationship, transmitting feelings and information, ideas and intentions, instigation actions etc.

Language elements: Sentence Patterns and grammar
Topics and vocabulary: A variety of suitable topics in accordance with the level of students’ mental, physical and linguistic development, as well as their interests and concerns, covering topics that relate to the daily lives etc.

Teaching Methods: Incorporating team-teaching, pair work, group work, etc. as appropriate and utilizing audio visual teaching materials, communication networks, etc. Moreover, classes are composed with students from different lands or countries, thus developing students’ communication abilities and to deepen their international understanding.

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. To proceed to the higher level in English, students are required to get average score of 70 throughout the course and get 75 in the test taken at the end of the previous course.

 

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 Obtained 31-44 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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