Course Overview

The IMSC Functional English Course (Level 0 – 8) is designed to help adult learners living in Singapore improve their conversational and functional English skills for daily communication in various contexts. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, participants will develop confidence and fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in real-life situations.

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Levels Description Application General Knowledge
0 to 1 At the end of this level, all learners should be able to pick up functional English communication skills that would enable one to use simple English in their daily life.  This will also provide a strong foundation for them to improve their English proficiency. 

Able to use English in daily life:

  • Able to do simple greetings
  • Able to ask for directions
  • Able to order food
  • Vocabulary: Numbers, colors, days of the week, basic nouns (e.g., house, cat), and simple verbs (e.g., eat, drink)
  • Festivals and Cultures
2 to 3 At the end of this level, all learners would be taught how to use English in social settings.  The programme will continue to build up the learner’s proficiency in English grammar, allowing one to improve one’s proficiency in English 
  • Able to engage in community based conversation with family and friends
  • Able to give simple presentations in English 
  • Everyday activities and routines
  • Professions and occupations
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Idioms and phrasal verbs related to daily life.
4 to 5 At the end of this level, all learners will be taught how to use English to express one’s opinion in conversations, and in business settings. During the level, all learners will also be taught how to form their thoughts and opinions, and to start writing simple essays / documents / presentations to be used in business and professional settings. 
  • Able to give presentation on more complex topics – topics with supporting details and elaboration
  • Able to engage in intermediate conversations in community – such as making phone calls, expressing complaints, and negotiating  
  • Travel and transportation
  • Health and wellness
  • Socializing and making plans
6 – 7

At the end of this level, all learners will be exposed to higher order english skills, such as delivering speeches, negotiations, and persuasive techniques. All learners will also be exposed to higher order thinking and writing techniques based on structuring arguments.

Business communication:

  • Interview
  • Business negotiations
  • Persuading people
  • Business English: meetings, negotiations, and presentations
  • Technology and digital communication
  • Arts and culture.
8 At this level, all learners will be introduced to the concept of making complex arguments, and to make complex presentations. Students will be taught how to write argumentative essays, reading and summarising complex english texts, and to comprehend complex English articles across multiple genres (descriptive writing, argumentative writing, expository writing) 
  • Essay writing: opinion essays, argumentative essays, and comparison/contrast essays
  • Reports: summarizing research findings, presenting recommendations, and analyzing data
  • Critiques: evaluating literary works, films, and performances.
  • Literature: exploring works from different literary periods and genres
  • Films: analyzing themes, characters, and cinematic techniques
  • Current Affairs: Analysing current affair topics 
Key Features  
IMSC Brand PEI in Singapore, longstanding experience working with international student base, Edutrust award
Content Expertise Content team include teachers who have taught many international students, and main tutor of junior college department of a large Singapore based learning Centre.
Holistic Course Design Build up functional English competency applicable to everyday situation, and in professional setting
Wellness and Lifestyle Programme Close link to ISA Group, Singapore’s leading educator in lifestyle, fitness, exercise classes. Chance to learn more and participate in these lifestyle and wellness programmes and events

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