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.
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.
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.
This module will enable students to understand the context of general language proficiency. The content includes social needs and educational or training contexts.
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
4 contact hours per school day; 5 days per week
(Total: 20 contact hours per week)