PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Enquiry


English for Academic Purpose is designed for students who have a basic proficiency in the English Language and for them to improve in their language competence from the Beginner Level to the Upper-Intermediate Level. The emphasis is on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course involves a twenty-two and a half hours weekly of intensive immersion into the English Language environment via demanding and interactive classroom activities. The learning tasks involve oral presentation, project work, attending writing and speaking clubs, drama and simulation. Students will be guided through the Beginner Level to the Upper Intermediate Level after which the IELTS Entry Level and IELTS Advanced Level courses will be offered to prepare them for the IELTS Examination. The main objective of the English for Academic Purpose Course is to nurture students to be competent in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills which would render them as effective communicators of the English Language.



Programme Structure

COURSES CEFR Equivalency Level Indicative IELTS Band
English Beginner A0 1.0-2.0
English Elementary A1 2.0-3.0
English Pre-Intermediate A2 3.5-4.5
English Intermediate B1 4.5-5.0
English Upper Intermediate B2 5.5-6.0
IELTS Entry Level B1 4.5-5.0
IELTS Advanced Level B2 5.5-6.0

Entry Requirement

Students enrolling into the course will have to sit for The Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). This test will return results based on the Common European Framework Ratings (CEFR) that are comparable to other standardised tests like IELTS. The results of this test will determine their levels of proficiency and the classes they will enter.

English Beginner

  • Obtain OOPT scores of A0
English Elementary

  • Obtain OOPT scores of A1 OR
  • IELTS 2.0-3.0 OR
  • Pass English Beginner Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level A1
English Pre-Intermediate

  • Obtain OOPT scores of A2 OR
  • IELTS 3.5-4.5 OR
  • Pass English Elementary Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level A2
English Intermediate

  • Obtain OOPT scores of B1 OR
  • IELTS 4.5-5.0 OR
  • Pass English Pre-Intermediate Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level B1
English Upper Intermediate

  • Obtain OOPT scores of B2 OR
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0 OR
  • Pass English Intermediate Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level B2
IELTS Entry Level

  • Obtain OOPT scores of B1 OR
  • IELTS 4.5-5.0 OR
  • Pass English Intermediate Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level B1
IELTS Advanced Level

  • Obtain OOPT scores of B2 OR
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0 OR
  • Pass English Upper-Intermediate Course OR
  • Any English Course equivalent to CEFR Level B2

Pathway Opportunities

English for Academic Purpose is tailored to prepare students for the IELTS Examination in which a minimum band score of 5.5 is required for entrance into the MAHSA University’s Degree Programmes.

Advantages

Quality
English for Academic Purpose is designed to be an immersion into an English Language environment under the guidance of experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) practitioners with the objective of producing students who are competent in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Early Interactions
Students studying English for Academic Purpose will be immersed in an English speaking environment from the moment they step into the MAHSA campus which has a varied population of international students.
Affordable
Tuition fees for each Level is affordable to facilitate students to access the language support that they need.
Flexible
Enrolment Dates
The enrolment dates for the classes are flexible.
Pathway
to Degree
Students are geared towards building their English Language competence to enable them to score a minimum of Band 5.5 in the IELTS examination which is a requirement for entrance into the Malaysian Universities.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
Students will be awarded certificates for each level that they have completed.