Certificate in English Language

Course Structure

The 3-month Certificate in English Language course is especially designed for adult non-native English speakers with very basic foundation of English language who intend to learn to speak and write more. The course focuses on communication skills such as basic grammar, reading, speaking and writing skills. It allows learners to better adapt to the English-speaking environment within a short time frame. This course is also useful for students who wish to take the International English Language proficiency examinations (e.g., IELTS, TOFEL) in the future.

Students’ language use is covered in the following areas:

  • Listening and Viewing
  • Reading and Viewing
  • Speaking and Representing
  • Writing and Representing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

Core Modules

English Language

All lessons will be conducted by following the Certificate in English Language course structure designed by Furen International School (FIS).

Scope of Study

All lessons will be conducted by following the Certificate in English Language course structure designed by Furen International School (FIS).


This is a 3-month, full-time course with all lessons held on campus. There are 3 contact hours per school day, 5 days per week for a total of 15 contact hours per week.


*The course will not be opened if there are less than 10 applicants for the same period.

Entry Requirements


At least 18 years of age as of 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Singapore Secondary education or equivalent in country of origin.

Fundamental knowledge of English language is required. Before admission, an entrance test will be conducted to assess the students’ English language competency

Course Commencement Date

There are two intakes for this course. This course commences on 2nd January and 1st July of each year. If either of those dates fall 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, tutorials, discussions

Course Fees

Full-Time (mths) 3
Course Fee (per month) S$800
Material Fee (per month) S$200
Exam Determined by respective exam board
Lab Fee
Student Development And Academic Activities Fee S$300
Student Service** S$500
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the above total
GST 7% of the above total
Total Course Fee S$4,120.89

Above table shows you the new course fees with effect from 1 Jun 2020.

Click Here to see the Miscellaneous Fees Table.

* Fee includes subsidized academic-related learning experience outside school. FIS is providing both Medical Insurance as per regulatory requirement and Outpatient Coverage at no extra charge (terms & conditions apply; refer to www.fis.edu.sg for more details)

 ** S$500 for international student and S$260 for Singapore Citizen/ PR/DP/ Local Transfer Student (Fee includes the following:   airport pick-up service for student and ONE parent/guardian, medical check-up, attending to ICA matters, administration charge for external exam registration and 1-day university tour)

Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment

The Final Examination will be conducted before the end of the course, which assesses the mastery of content being covered in the course. Students will be issued the course completion certificate if he or she meet the academic requirement set by the school.

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams