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IEP (Intensive English Program)

Big Ben Academy

Duration

2 Months Modules

5 Lessons Per Week

Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or Online

Methods of Teaching

Interactive Lessons

Video/Audio Tutorials

Exercise & Coursework

Class Size

12 Pax Maximum per class

Enrolments & Applications

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)

This innovative, interactive, vocabulary rich course has six levels of learning.

All six levels correspond to Common European Framework of Reference for languages [CEFR]. This course is designed as a total package with highly motivating and practical lessons to train students in order to succeed in an English speaking environment.

Course Objective
  • Reading and understanding authentic academic texts.
  • Listening to lectures and presentations.
  • Writing sentences, paragraphs, and different essay types.
  • Participating in seminar and group discussions.
  • Preparing and giving simple presentations.
  • Improve your study skills such as note -taking, critical thinking, and working independently.
  • Recognizing and using academic grammar and vocabulary.
IEP Course Levels
Starter

Start here if you are a beginner who wants to practice and solidify your basic language skills.

Elementary

At this level you will have a basic ability to understand and exchange information on familiar topics in a very simple way.

Pre Intermediate

This level will allow you to go beyond the basic level. You will continue to learn new vocabulary and acquire grammar skills that will help you communicate in different day to day situations.

Intermediate

If you are already experienced in English, this level will allow you to strengthen your ability to describe things and situations in the conditional and past tenses, develop your writing skills and improve your coherence.

Upper Intermediate

Designed for students who already have a high level of English. Upper Intermediate teaches you to clearly understand complex texts. You will be able to express yourself correctly in all forms of past tense and perfect your use of adverbs and prepositions.

Advanced

Designed for our more experienced students. At this level you will continue to learn new words in English and improve your skills in analyzing and understanding structure and coherent text.

Listening skills
Students are able to understand simple, standard speech which is very slow and is carefully articulated. Students can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. 

Speaking skills 
They can interact in a simple way, provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help with formulation. They can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very similar topics. 

Reading skills
Students can understand very short, simple texts, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues, picking up familiar names and basic phrases one at a time and rereading as required. 

Writing skills
At this level, students can write a short, simple message or postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. They can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

Listening skills
Can confidently take part in basic, factual conversations. For example, where does your friend study? She studies at Big Ben Academy, KL.

Speaking skills
Can go to a shop where goods are on display and ask for what they want. For example, can I have this drink please?

Reading skills
Students are able to understand short, simple texts containing high frequency vocabulary and share international expressions. They can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, and timetables.

Writing skills
Can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need, linking a series of simple phrases and sentences with simple connectors like ‘and’ , ‘but’ and ‘because’. They can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

Listening skills
Can take part in ‘ Small talk ‘ and express simple opinions. Example, This looks like a good party. Yes, and everyone’s wearing funny clothes.

Speaking skills
Can ask for what you want and exchange basic information with others. Example, Who was first in the queue?

Reading skills
Can understand words with simple descriptions of people, events, ideas and opinions. Example, I am sad because it is raining.

Writing skills
Can write a short letter with basic factual information. Example, your name, age, where you live, etc.

Listening skills 
Can take part in a casual conversation for a reasonable period of time. Example, How was your camping holiday this year? Did you get washed away in all that rain? When we got there the camp site was closed because of flooding, but we were really lucky the tour company offered us a cottage for the same price.

Speaking skills
Can communicate confidently about familiar topics. Describe experience, events , and deal with many situations in an English only environment.

Reading skills
Can understand what is said in personal letters, even where colloquial language is used.

Writing skills
Can write simple letters stating facts and events.

Listening skills 
Can take part in conversations on a range of topics .Example, conversations about events currently in the news.

Speaking skills
Can communicate confidently about many topics. And can talk with native speakers without difficulty and with a degree of spontaneity.

Reading skills
Can understand what is said in personal letters, even where colloquial language is used.

Writing skills
Can write letters expressing opinions and giving reasons.

Listening skills 
Can take part in conversations on a range of abstract topics with a good amount of fluency and variety of expression. 

Speaking skills
Can express yourself fluently in almost any situation, without the need to search for expressions.

Reading skills
Can read quickly enough to cope with an academic course. 

Writing skills
Can write letters on any subjects with good expressions and accuracy.

Program Module

3 Hours of Coursebook Lesson
(Coursebook specially designed by BBC London)

Supportive and Interactive Learning Experience

Exercise and Assessment

Classes held by CELTA Qualified Native teachers

12 Students Maximum Per Class

Education Excursion for students

Program Timetable
Online ClassesPhysical classespremium Classes
Course Duration2 Months / each level2 Months / each level2 Months / each level
Entry LevelAll LevelsAll LevelsAll Levels
Minimum Age16 years old16 Years old16 Years old
Study Hourscustomizable
(Study at your preferred time slot)
5 hours per day
3 hours of coursebook
1 hour writing lesson
1 hour speaking lesson
Customizable
(Study at your preferred time slot)
Class SizeAverage 6 Person per class / Max 12person per classAverage 6 / Maximum 12Individual (1 to 1 - or your group of friends)
DaysCustomizable
(Study at your preferred time slot)
Monday to FridayCustomizable
(Study at your preferred time slot)