The Intensive English Proficiency Course

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The IEPC is specially designed to help international students develop their confidence and communication skills in the English language. The course will provide you with valuable practice, guidance and explanation on the English language and build your English language fluency and prepare for further study at university or the work place. Language classes take place in the mornings, from Monday to Thursday, and Saturday, and the visits and activities take place in the afternoons.

Communication skills are developed through fun, social, interactive, community-based and integrated activities. Interaction with student buddies will develop your confidence and exercise your newly-gained language skills. This course is most suitable for students who wish to visit Universiti Brunei Darussalam and study English for professional, academic or personal development for a short period in a university environment.

  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Eligibility: Minimum IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL iBT 59 – 60 / TOEFL 500/D7 or E8
  • Contact hours: 42 hours
  • Class size: Minimum of 5 students 

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The course aims to provide an overall improvement in language proficiency and communication skills and to increase knowledge and understanding of Brunei life and culture. The main emphasis will be on extending your vocabulary and developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also revise and consolidate your grammar and work on your reading and writing skills. You will be introduced to a variety of aspects of Brunei’s life and culture through a wide range of media.

Module Contents

The Listening Module

            Develop skills in listening for specific information

            Improve on note-taking

The Academic Reading Module

            Develop strategies for speed-reading

            Understand graphs, tables and charts

            Analysis of IELTS specimen papers

The Academic Writing Module

            Question interpretations

            Content organisation and grammatical accuracy

The Speaking Module

            Express attitudes, ideas and opinions

            Seeking clarification

            Pronunciation practice

            Simulated speaking test

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