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Course Overview

This short course is designed to help local and international students be equipped with language skills, with a particular emphasis on the vocabulary and grammar suited for the academic learning environment. It also aims to prepare the participants for any English Language test set by the universities. Participants will acquire and increase their proficiency in the following areas:

  • Critical reading and analysis
  • Research skills
  • Listening and note-taking skills
  • Evaluation of primary and secondary resources and data
  • Academic grammar and vocabulary
  • Academic essay writing skills

Entry Requirements

  • GCE O-Level English Language (EL1) : Grades 1 – 6 or equivalent
  • Communication or Language-based modules from local polytechnics
  • Applicants for this course from Temasek Polytechnic must have attempted a Communication Skills module as offered by the respective schools

What You'll Learn

  • Identification and application of academic vocabulary
  • Academic writing
  • Understanding process in text
  • Understanding research
  • Analysis and evaluation of research findings
  • Citation and referencing
  • Literature review
  • Lecture and note-taking


Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Acquire the receptive and productive skills of academic writing
  • Develop the essential and adequate language and writing skills to prepare them for university education
  • Speak and write fluently and accurately in Standard English
  • Create a variety of texts for academic purposes





Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance and passed the assessment will be awarded a Certificate in English.


Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance but did not pass the assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.