Pre-University English Language Programme

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Introduction

Administrative Matter

WHAT IS THE PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME FOR?

  • The pre-university language programme is for anyone who wishes to follow intensive language courses to upgrade their English .You don’t have to be an IIUM student to join our programme! The courses do, however, emphasise English for academic purposes and students who follow the entire programme will be prepared for the IIUM’s English Placement Test (EPT). If you pass the EPT, you will have satisfied the English language requirements for entry into the IIUM.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Pre -University Programme

Name of Course

Duration

Level 0 Foundation

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 1 Beginner

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 2 Elementary

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 3 Pre-Intermediate

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 4 Intermediate

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 5 Upper-Intermediate

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

Level 6 Advance

7 weeks with 20-25 contact hours per week

 

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT LEVEL TO PUT YOU IN?

Once you register with IfLA on the Pre-University programme we will give you our English Placement Test which will place you at the most suitable level for your particular needs.

WHEN ARE THE CLASSES?
Classes are conducted from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES TAUGHT?
On the IIUM Campus in Kuala Lumpur


SYNOPSIS OF THE ENGLISH PRE-UNIVERSITY ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

Level 1

This is a basic language course for students with zero level of proficiency. It is an integrated task based approach course where students are taught the basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course also concentrates on introducing basic vocabulary and grammar items. The students are taught to form certain grammatical structures and to write simple dictation passages. At the end of this course, students are able to use the language in simple situations or contexts

Level 2

The second level of the English programme continues to focus on the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It equips learners with skills and knowledge of the English language to enable them to comprehend (read and speak) in and out of the classroom. The skills are taught in an integrated manner. New vocabulary and grammar items are introduced. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to write a simple paragraph.

Level 3

The Level 3 course employs a multi-layered syllabus, which includes comprehensive grammar and vocabulary and incorporates systematic work on listening, speaking and reading and writing. It adopts an integrated approach to pronunciation, and includes regular recycling and revision. Learners are encouraged to take an active role in learning and listening to the language in a greater variety of situations. The course aims to guide learners in the language acquisition process step by step through new language tasks by providing all the support, control, guidance, security and opportunity in order to communicate successfully.

Level 4

The level 4 course has a multi-layered syllabus which includes a comprehensive grammatical and vocabulary syllabus which incorporates systematic work on listening, speaking,reading and writing, It takes an integrated approach to pronunciation, and includes regular recycling and revision. Learners are able to take an active approach to learning and using the language they know at this level.

Level 5

The course is designed to integrate the four skills, namely reading, listening, speaking and writing using general texts as well as science and technology based materials. The students will be given practice in reading and extracting information from science and technology texts, taking notes from tape-recorded texts, participating in discussions and presenting information and writing in the relevant genres.

Level 6

The Level 6 course is an academic focused English course that treats the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills separately. At this level, greater emphasis is given to academic English. Grammar is also taught to enable error identification and correction. At the end of the course, students will be able to write a complete academic essay and be ready to take the University's English Placement Test or the internationally recognized IELTS.
 

 

Student VISA (only for international students)

The institute will apply to the Malaysian Immigration Department to grant a "student visa" to successful applicants. The approval letter from the Immigration Department will be sent with the offer of admission to the applicant. The document will allow successful applicants to enter Malaysia for the duration of 12 months subject to the approval by immigration. This visa is renewable thereafter. Foreign students must undergo a medical test at a local hospital/medical centre and must subscribe to an insurance policy before their application can be considered by the Immigration Department. (Please refer to our office for further details)

  • Please take note that according to Malaysian law, foreigners granted a "student visa" are not allowed to work.

 

Mode of Application

Applications are to be made on the prescribed forms, which may be obtained from the Institute for Language Advancement (IfLA). All documents must be in order upon submission. A complete application package should consist of the following items:

  • Age below 25 years old.
  • A complete and signed application form.
  • Certified true copy of Transcript/mark sheets.
  • Non-refundable application processing fee of RM 20.00 **
  • Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • School Leaving Certificate/References.
  • Recommendation Letter **
  • 2 copies (All pages) of the international passport with at least 2 years validity **
  • 4 recent passport-size, colour photographs
  • Financial Statement. **
  • Any other relevant documents

** Only for international students

Fees / Payment

For International Students

1.0

Processing Fee (Non Refundable) (To be paid once only on entering IfLA)

RM 550.00
2.0 Refund Security Deposit (Refundable upon withdrawal) RM 500.00
3.0 

Tuition and related Academic Fee

RM 2650.00
4.0

Accommodation Fee per term (Subject to availability)

RM 1250.00
5.0

Student Pass / VISA & Insurance

RM1000.00
6.0 Application Processing RM 20.00

 

For Local Students

1.0

Registration Fee (Non Refundable) (To be paid once only on entering IfLA)

RM 50.00
2.0 

Tuition and related Academic Fee

RM 1950.00
3.0

Accommodation Fee per term (Subject to availability)

RM 1200.00
4.0 Application Processing RM 20.00

Please remit the payment to:

IIUM IFLA Accounts No: 1407 00000 19715
Swift Code: BMMB MYKL
BANK MUAMALAT (M) BERHAD
Central Complex
International Islamic University Malaysia
53100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

Evaluation

Standard of Evaluation
Total evaluation is 100%, comprising of a Continuous Assessment mark totaling to 50% and the final exam totaling to 50%. Upon completion of both parts, the marks will be graded as shown below:

Evaluation of Student Performance
Evaluation of courses offered by IfLA is based on the following grading scale:

Marks

Latter Grades

Grade Points

Remarks

85-100

A

4.00

Excellent

75-84

A-

3.67

Extremely good

70-74

B+

3.33

Very Good

65-69

B

3.00

Good

60-64

B-

2.67

Fairly Good

55-59

C+

2.33

Satisfactory

50-54

C

2.00

Quite Satisfactory

45-49

D

1.67

Poor

40-44

D-

1.33

Very Poor

35-39

E

1.00

Extremely Poor

0-34

F

0.00

Fail

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