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English Language Programme

English Language Programme

The English Language Programme has been designed to help those students who have not yet achieved the necessary English proficiency level required to join one of the Raffles University Iskandar programmes. This course helps in the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, with emphasis given to academic English.
During the course, students will not only improve a daily command of the language, but also develop their critical reading and writing skills with the use of a variety of texts, including novels for young adults, short stories, newspapers, magazine articles and letters. This practice creates a strong foundation for their academic English.
Students will also be given writing tasks and learn how to develop their ideas through essays, reports, emails and letters. Classroom interaction is highly encouraged and students participate in many listening and speaking activities. During the course, they become increasingly proficient in delivering oral presentations and using visual aids to deliver a message.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH R/KJP/00174 | (06/2021)
ADVANCED ENGLISH  R/KJP/00175 | (06/2021)

Foundation English

R/KJP/00174 | (06/2021)

The Foundation English Language Programme is 9 – 15 weeks in duration. Students will develop skills in English reading, writing and communication. An English Placement test is required to determine the level of English proficiency. A Pass in Foundation English meets the English Language requirement for Raffles University Diploma programmes.

In Reading and Writing, students gradually develop their ability, from simply understanding and comprehending newspaper or magazine articles, to following main ideas and picking out important details in such texts. This increased understanding of written texts and a developing grasp of new vocabulary words will enable students to perform writing tasks suited to the specific purposes of the course.

In communication, students will develop their speaking and listening skills in a variety of social and academic situations. They will become increasingly proficient in delivering oral presentations in a classroom setting and in effectively using a variety of visual aids to enhance their delivery and message. Speakers will communicate on matters relating to a variety of academic and/or social events, and listeners will be able to identify topics and specific details in a variety of conversations, lectures and/or class presentations.

At this level, students will work towards composing grammatically correct sentences, and by the end of the semester, a paragraph ranging from 150-250 words. Although sentence structures may likely be weak, and there may be errors in syntax, spelling, and punctuation, the students should be able to convey their main idea clearly in a single paragraph.

ADVANCED ENGLISH

R/KJP/00175 | (06/2021)

The Advanced English Language Programme is 8 – 13 weeks in duration. Students will develop skills in English reading, writing and communication.

An English Placement test is required to determine the level of English proficiency.

 

A Pass in Advanced English meets the English Language requirement for Raffles University Foundation and Degree programmes.

In Reading and Writing, students will continue to develop their critical reading and writing skills by the close reading of a variety of texts, as well as developing academic research skills such as critical reading, effective note-taking, summarising, paraphrasing, and synthesising information from two or more sources. Students are thus prepared for the rigors of academic writing and standard referencing techniques using the APA style format.

Writing tasks will begin to focus more intensely on developing a key idea (a thesis) and supporting it with evidence. Writing tasks begin with reports, short essays, e-mails and letters. Over the period of the course, students will fine-tune writing skills with essay topics ranging from 500-750 words and will demonstrate clear thesis statement with supporting evidence. Students will be able to create a bibliography in accordance to standards outlined in the APA stylebook.

In communication, students will continue to develop their speaking and listening skills in a variety of social and academic situations. They will become increasingly proficient in delivering oral presentations in a classroom setting and in effectively using a variety of visual aids to enhance their delivery and message. Speakers will communicate on matters relating to a variety of academic, social and/or news events. Listeners will be able to identify topics and specific details in a variety of conversations, lectures and/or class presentations.

IELTS PREPARATION COURSE

The IELTS Preparation Course is a 2-week programme designed to give students the practice and skills to sit the IELTS exam. Students gain 20-hours per week in tuition prior to sitting the exam. The IELTS Preparation course is held on weeks 14 and 15 of each semester

Elvie CHEW Hui Qi
Liberal Arts (2017)

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RU has provided me with a good environment to enhance my learning process and the opportunity to learn a lot of things which are helpful for my future. What I like the most about my lecturers is that they are full of experience and very patient in sharing their knowledge with us. I have grow through my experiences here and have learnt to become a more confident person.

WU Jhia Eng
Business (2017)

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Raffles is a place where you get to showcase who you really are. The lecturers here will always light your pathway to success.

They inspire ad motiva us to reach the very top. Through my journey here, I have enriched and refined my skills, and have formed strong connections with my peers and lecturers.

Najwa Muhammad SUKRI
Liberal Arts (2016)

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My journey at Raffles started with the Foundation in Liberal Arts programme and later followed by the Bachelor of Psychology. Over the years enrolled in Raffles’ programs, I was lucky to have been exposed to many experiences that I believe were exceptional. Foundation in Liberal Arts formed a strong backbone for my tertiary education. I have seen myself grow both personally and academically at Raffles University, and I am forever grateful for that.

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Elvie CHEW Hui Qi
Liberal Arts (2017)

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elvie

RU has provided me with a good environment to enhance my learning process and the opportunity to learn a lot of things which are helpful for my future. What I like the most about my lecturers is that they are full of experience and very patient in sharing their knowledge with us. I have grow through my experiences here and have learnt to become a more confident person.

WU Jhia Eng
Business (2017)

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Raffles is a place where you get to showcase who you really are. The lecturers here will always light your pathway to success.

They inspire ad motiva us to reach the very top. Through my journey here, I have enriched and refined my skills, and have formed strong connections with my peers and lecturers.

Najwa Muhammad SUKRI
Liberal Arts (2016)

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najwamuhammadsukri

My journey at Raffles started with the Foundation in Liberal Arts programme and later followed by the Bachelor of Psychology. Over the years enrolled in Raffles’ programs, I was lucky to have been exposed to many experiences that I believe were exceptional. Foundation in Liberal Arts formed a strong backbone for my tertiary education. I have seen myself grow both personally and academically at Raffles University, and I am forever grateful for that.

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English Language Programme

Attend & Complete the English Placement Test

PROGRAMME FEE

English Language Programme

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International Student
Foundation English Advanced English IELTS Preparation Class

Tuition Fee /week: RM460

Indicative Tuition Fee:
9 weeks (Minimum): RM4,140
15 weeks (Maximum): RM6,900

Tuition Fee /week: RM460

Indicative Tuition Fee:
8 weeks (Minimum): RM3,680
13 weeks (Maximum): RM5,980

Tuition Fee /week: RM575

Indicative Tuition Fee (2 weeks):
RM1,150