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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.

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

5 September to 7 October 2022

5 August 2022

48 Hours

2.00pm to 5.00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with an additional lesson on the first Friday, 9 September 2022

Classroom-based learning

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Course Fees

Fee Per Participant Total fees 
per module
For Public per module S$422.10
For TP Alumni (after 10% discount) S$379.89
For current full-time TP students(co-fund by TP, only for the first attempt) S$139.10

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