Preparatory Course For International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Our IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Preparation Course aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and practice necessary to achieve your desired test results. Conducted in an engaging classroom setting, the course includes elements of group lectures, tutorials, and one-to-one lessons. To encourage active interaction between our tutor and students, we maintain a low teacher-student ratio of 1:25 per classroom on average.
The IELTS examination is an English proficiency test for people whose native language is not English. Students who wish to enter foreign universities in countries such as the UK, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, or polytechnics in Singapore, will require a minimum IELTS score. SRMC also uses the IELTS score as an admission requirement.
The main objective of this course is to prepare students to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Test. Students need to obtain at least an aggregate 5.5 Band Score.
- Develop accurate listening & note-taking skills,
- Master skills of planning, organizing and drafting compositions & reports,
- Identify your grammar mistakes and eliminate them,
- Develop your word power by using complex language,
- Improve your vocabulary and develop fast, accurate reading skills,
- Speak clearly and with confidence,
- Master the tricks of IELTS reading and writing,
- Take mock examinations on the different components of the test,
- Be challenged with more difficult group discussion topics and individual oral presentations,
- Write compositions with better content and of a higher academic standard.
It is mandatory for all applicants to take SRMC English Placement Test upon registration, to determine their level of English. Applicants may only take the course after completing the Placement Test.
IELTS is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training. As you will be applying for a University Placement overseas, our course is only academic-based. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests must be completed in one day. Depending on your test centre, the Speaking Test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after the other segments.
For the IELTS Examination’s registration procedures, please refer to the British Council of Singapore.
Students will undertake the following modules during their six-month course of study:
Speaking: By using compelling course materials and role-play, the module helps students develop their English language abilities and communicate appropriately in various scenarios.
Listening: This module trains students in enhancing their listening skills. Teaching materials used include radio broadcast, stories, TV, and practical conversations.
Reading: Students will gain basic reading skills, as well as improve their reading speed and understanding. Through exposure to the different authentic text types during this module, they will be better able to cope with different reading materials.
Writing: Students will also learn the essential skills to become better writers. Once the students master the basics of writing, they will be taught to write various composition types well.
Learning Outcome: Obtain the desired pass results in all four components of the IELTS Examinations.
SRMC has arranged for protection of course fees paid by the local and International student through the FPS Escrow scheme provided by DBS Bank Singapore.
It is important to note that Course Fees can ONLY be paid to the Singapore Raffles Music STFA (Escrow) Account; (Escrow Account Number: 003-902337-5)
|Fee Particulars||1 Year S($)|
|Tuition Fee||3, 049.07|
|1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees||750.00|
|2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees||500.00|
|Total Course Fee||4, 299.07|
|Goods & Services Tax||300.93|
|Total Payable Fee||4, 600.00|
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Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at the rate of 7%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.
Mode of Assessment
We conduct the Preparatory IELTS Academic Courses at our centre. The full-time course has a completion duration of at least 6 months. The curriculum is specially designed for students, who only possess a Basic or Elementary understanding of the English Language.
To pass the IELTS examinations, you must be fluent and well-versed in four aspects of the language: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking. An intensive 6-month full-time course will help you get up to the required standard.
Our qualified and highly experienced teachers possess many years of teaching experience in this field. They teach because of their passion for teaching, and want for what is best for each and every individual.
Not only are our teachers skilled course developers and planners. They are also experts in their knowledge of the English language, and ability to explain its precepts and components. As excellent classroom managers and facilitators, they are adept at evaluating and assessing your progress achievements, and are committed to promoting independent creative learning.