The Certificate in English programme
is a programme offered by UCSI University
in collaboration with UCSI English Academy
UEA offers a wide variety of English language
programmes, which include the following:
English Enrichment Programme
English for Academic Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
English Holiday Camp
Examination Courses - IELTS and
Currently, UEA has over 800 students from
60 countries studying in UCSI University,
its main school in Kuala Lumpur. Taught
by qualified teachers coming from the United
Kingdom, Australia, United States of America,
New Zealand and Malaysia, students are assured
of quality education.
The Certificate in English programme is
an intensive multi-level programme, which
immerses students in interactive, communicative
and systematic courses which expose students
to all aspects of language learning. Particular
attention is paid to grammar, vocabulary
development, pronunciation, and the skills
of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The courses are designed to provide students
with maximum exposure to English through
authentic, interesting and current subject
Students will attend two 2-hour classes
each, daily. In addition to these four hours
of intensive study, students are encouraged
to use our English lounge for activities
and to study on their own, each day.
In a typical lesson, students are introduced
to key language points in real world context.
These language points are then developed
through carefully-structured practice sessions
in which the students may be involved in
group, pair or individual work. Students
have a thirty-minute break between classes,
after which they will then change classrooms
and teachers for the second lesson.
Value-added features to the programme is
the English lounge activities where students
are constantly given activities and sessions
such as Business English classes, creative
writing, presentation skills, formal letter
writing, learning English through songs,
English quizzes, and language games like
Smart Mouth, Scrabble, Taboo and Pictionary
to reinforce their language proficiency.
As part of the lounge activities, students
are also taken on trips to Genting Highlands
and Melaka to encourage them to practice
their English outside of the classroom.
At UEA, we emphasize the promotion of intercultural
experiences since we have students from
60 countries. From time to time, gatherings
and food carnivals are also organized to
further foster an appreciation of, and respect
for other cultures.
Throughout the Programme, students are
assessed monthly by means of tests, assignments,
mid-month examinations and final examinations.
The areas of assessment include Listening,
Speaking, Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary.
Students who complete the Certificate
in English will move on to the next level,
English for Academic Purposes, together
with their major.
To be eligible for the programme, students
must obtain credits and a pass in Bahasa
Malaysia at the SPM level (Sijil Pelajaran
Malaysia) or its equivalent.
The ‘English Enrichment Programme’ is
based around the ‘Cutting Edge’ series of
language learning materials. It provides
students with an intensive, yet enjoyable
learning experience. To supplement the key
courses material, UEA teachers use an extensive
library of current teaching materials which
further enhances the student learning experience.
Before students join any of the classes,
they are assessed through a placement test
after which they are assigned into the appropriate
level of study. The courses progress through
ten levels of academic study from ‘Beginner
1’ to ‘Upper-Intermediate 2’. Within each
level, students are formally tested twice
a month to monitor their progress and eligibility
for progression to the next level of study.
In order to obtain the certificate, students
must complete Level 5 to 10 of the Enrichment
Programme as well as the general courses
(MPU) courses. The table below categorizes proficiency
Levels from 5 to 10:
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
–   For Malaysian students:
–   For Foreign students:
Communication in Bahasa Melayu 1
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