Preparatory Course For International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Course Structure

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language proficiency exam that measures the ability of test-takers to communicate in the four basic language skills: listening, reading, writing and speech.

IELTS is managed by three main institutions: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). IELTS is taken by those who wish to study, live, or work in a country where English is the primary language of communication. The following three main categories of people are required to take the test:

  • Students wishing to study in an English-medium school, college, or university in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Students wishing to apply for immigration to countries such as Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • Who are required to demonstrate their English proficiency to meet the requirements of professional associations or regulatory bodies in various countries.

In existence since 1989, over 700,000 people from over 120 countries take this exam annually.

Furen International School is one of the appointed CIE centres in Singapore, which fulfils the requirements of CIE. Established in 2000, Furen International School is a Council for Private Education (CPE) registered Private Education Institution (PEI) certified under EduTrust Certification Scheme.

Furen International School offers the Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for both general IELTS and academic IELTS. Upon completion, students will have developed the knowledge and skill of English reading, writing, listening and speaking, enabling them to score well in the IELTS exam.

Module Synopses

English Reading

This module has two parts: Academic Reading and General Reading. Students get to choose either one of them for study. The Academic Reading module consists of texts of general interest dealing with issues which are appropriate for and accessible to candidates applying for postgraduate or undergraduate courses. The texts of the General Training Reading module draw on social and training contexts or deal with general interest topics.

English Writing

This module has two parts: Academic Writing and General Writing. Students get to choose either one of them for study. Appropriate responses for the Academic Writing module are short essays or general reports, addressed to tutors or to an educated non-specialist audience. The General Writing module trains students to write personal, semi-formal or formal correspondence, or to write on a given topic as part of a simulated class assignment.

English Listening

This module will enable students to understand the context of general language proficiency. The content includes social needs and educational or training contexts.

English Speaking

This module is intended to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill to communicate effectively with native speakers of English.


6 months on campus training; Full-Time

Contact Hours

4 contact hours per school day; 5 days per week
(Total: 20 contact hours per week)

Entry Requirements


At least 14 years of age as at 1 January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Singapore Secondary 2 education or equivalent in country of origin and the language proficiency is Basic.

Course Commencement Date

There are two course intakes, one commences on 2nd January and the other one commences on 1st July of each year. If that date falls either on a Saturday or Sunday, the course shall commence on the first Monday after that date.

Furen International School reserves the right to cancel a class/or programme if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 15. Students may then choose to enrol for a later intake, if any, or withdraw from the course. For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy.

Late Enrolment

Furen International School is able to consider late enrolment after commencement of course on a case by case basis.

Course Delivery Mode

Face to face Lectures, tutorial and discussions

Course Fees

Full-Time (mths) 6
Tuition Fee (per month) S$700
Material Fee (per month) S$100
Exam Determined by respective exam board
Lab Fee
Medical Insurance S$100
Student Service* S$500
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the above total
GST 7% of the above total
Total Course Fee S$5,856.00

* Includes the following services: airport pick-up, local accommodation arrangement, attending to ICA matters, medical check-up, administration charges for external exam registration and 1-day universities and polytechnics tour including 1 meal

Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment

For student intake in January
1 internal assessment in June.

For student intake in July
1 internal assessment in December.

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams

External Examination

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council and IDP Education Pvt Ltd. There are approximately 4 test dates available for booking each month.

Results will be released within 2 weeks.

Please refer to British Council website: for more details.

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