Course Overview

The IMSC Certificate in English (Basic) course aims to enable learners to achieve an overall English language proficiency of beginner “Basic User” defined as A1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), developing “generative language use” to interact in a simple way and ask and answer simple questions.

Key Features

  • Assist students to score at least a 3.5 in all 4 sections of the IELTS Examination
  • Improving English fundamentals
  • Comprehensive – covers all skills required to score in all IELT examinations

Vocabulary List

  • 400 

Current Affairs

  • Guided weekly topics, to help students prepare for speaking section


  • 3 months (full-time)

Lesson Structure

  • Speaking Component (60 minutes)
  • Reading Component (60 minutes)
  • Writing Component (60 minutes)

Course Dates

  • Please enquire with us

Applicant must meet the following requirements to enroll into the course:


  • 7 years of age, and above

English Language Proficiency

  • Students currently scoring less than IELTS 3.0
  • Students will have to take the Hawthorn Placement Test to determine the entry level if there is no formal proof of English proficiency level

Focus on Fundamentals

  • Infused throughout the lessons, all students will get the opportunity to strengthen their English fundamentals as they obtain comprehensive skills needed to score in all IELTS examinations

Current Affairs

  • Provides students with the unique perspective and content through guided weekly topics to help them prepare for speaking section

Comprehensive Coverage

  • This programme covers all 4 sections of the IELTS examination.  Further, the curriculum has been designed in a manner that ensures that all common question types found in the reading / writing sections are covered during the course of the programme:
    • 12 different question types for reading section
    • 6 different question types for writing section

Awarding Agency

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