“The first impression is the best impression” is an oft heard statement. The elements that works
toward the best impression the first time are – clear communication and confident self-
presentation. For a fresh entrant aspiring to enter into the new generation workforce, these two
elements therefore become critical to create that first impression.
A good understanding of the English language enables clear communication. Understanding the
finer nuances of situations enables the student towards confident self-presentation.
This course prepares students who are not native speakers of English to communicate in English,
in everyday situations and prepare them for a tertiary education conducted in English. Students
are taught listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on Speaking.
This will enable the participants to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or
of personal interest, without expertise of speaking or writing long passages. After completing the
Basic Level, students will be able to:
- Speak in simple conversations during routine social situations about current events, work, family,
friends, with the aim of exchanging personal information, asking and giving directions, and
engaging in social activities like eating out or watching a movie.
- Listen to and understand someone speaking slowly in routine social interactions and when
conducting simple business transactions either in person or on the telephone.
- Read and understand non-technical English commonly encountered in everyday social and
business environments, such as menus, road signs, maps, advertisements, signs on buildings, bus
routes or schedules, travel guides, and magazine articles.
- Write a response on a given topic using simple sentences in the past, present, and future tenses,
a letter or email requesting information from a company, and a letter describing a vacation to a
This includes Advanced Grammar, Speaking, and Listening, Vocabulary, Reading comprehension
and Basic writing skills. After completing the intermediate level, students will be able to:
- Speak in formal and informal conversations about personal interests, practical, social, and
professional topics, and specialized fields of knowledge as well as give prepared and impromptu
- Listen to and understand audio recordings, news broadcasts, and someone speaking normally in
formal and informal interactions and when conducting business transactions either in person or
on the telephone.
- Read and understand non-technical and some technical English commonly encountered in formal
and informal social and business environments, such as menus, road signs, maps, advertisements,
travel guides, magazine articles, newspaper articles, memos, and instruction manuals.
- Write a multi-paragraph response on an assigned or chosen topic using the past, present, and
future tenses, a letter or e-mail to request information, complain or compliment a business, and a
letter or editorial stating and defending an opinion.