Certificate in English

Programmes  /  Certificate in English


The course aims to equip students with the adequate communication skills in English and to strengthen their English Proficiency in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking with confidence. The Certificate in English Course prepares the students in:

  • Understanding and responding appropriately to the purpose in both spoken and written form. Providing information and points of view, both spoken and written communications, on the essential tools required in the field of studies, work and social activities in daily life.
  • Dealing with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Producing adequate connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describing experiences on events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly providing reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Course Duration

Full-Time (Local & International Students)
6 Months Study

Part-Time (Local & International Students)
6 Months Study

Teacher Student Ratio


Modes & Methods of Delivery

  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Question & Answer (Quiz)
  • Assignment
  • Class Activities
  • Role Play


Written examinations are conducted at the end of each English Language Proficiency Level. Upon attainment of the Certificate in English – Advanced Level, students will be able to meet the English Language Proficiency Entry Requirement of STEi Institute’s Diploma Courses.

The pre-requisites for Certification in English

  • At least 7 years of age; and
  • International participants from non-English medium of instruction schools.

Local Students


Certificate in English
6 Months Study

International Students


Certificate in English
6 Months Study

Miscellaneous Notes

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Application Fee of SGD$299.60 is payable to STEi Institute Pte. Ltd. This fee is non-refundable under all circumstances Student can make payment via TT, bank draft or cheque.

Medical Insurance Scheme

STEi hereby confirms and undertakes to students that it has in place a medical insurance scheme for all its students.

Fee Protection Scheme

STEi provides fee protection scheme for all students as required by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) and is aligned with the EduTrust requirements.

Our appointed FPS provider is Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd.

All course fees are payable to “STEi Institute Pte Ltd” account with DBS Bank in Singapore (Account No. : 003-909401-9).

This course is conducted at 3 English Language Proficiency Levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced with terminal objectives for higher academic qualifications and employment in the industry job market.

This course is also designed to prepare students to meet the level of competency in English required by the English Entry Requirement for STEi Institute Diploma courses.

The four skill sets expected from the course attainment are:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Basic Level

The syllabus focuses on equipping students the ability to demonstrate their skills in understanding and use of sentences and frequently-used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance such as providing basic information on personal, family and local geography topics.

Intermediate Level

This syllabus sharpens the students’ aptitude. to conceptualise and verbalise ideas or topics including technical discussions. They will be able to communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, demonstrate their skills in understanding and use of familiar everyday expressions.

Advanced Level

The syllabus is designed for the students to have a better understanding in a wide range of demanding longer texts, both written and spoken, and to comprehend implicit meanings. They will be able to use the language fluently and spontaneously without obvious searching for expressions.

In order to be conferred the course award, the student must achieve a pass for STEi Examination, and at least 75% of class attendance. Student’s Pass Holders are required to maintain a class attendance of 90% and above.

The Certificate in English at Advanced Level equips the students with the adequate communication skills in English and is equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework (CEF) up to B2 Level
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Level of the Cambridge main suite
Certificate in EnglishCEF LevelCambridge Main SuitesCambridge IELTSTOEFL PAPER
Basic LevelA2KET3.0Under 425
Intermediate LevelB1PET3.0/4.0/4.5425 - 475
Advance LevelB2FCE5.0/5.5/6.0500 - 550

Students have the option to register for the following International English Language Proficiency qualifications:

  • International English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL)
  • Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
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