English for Academic Study (EAS)

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What is it?

The Insworld English for Academic Study (EAS) course is an integrated language and Academic Skills programme that focuses on developing the English Language skills and study skills that are essential for academic study at Insworld Institute and at university.

The Insworld EAS programme is intended for students who have not achieved the minimum English Language level required to join an EITP, IGCSE or A-Level programme. The EAS programme places equal emphasis on the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The EAS focus on academic content means that it provides solid preparation for externally assessed English Language exams such as IELTS and TOEFL It also teaches practical academic skills which will help students to study more effectively. These include;

  • Making effective presentations
  • Listening for detail and note-taking
  • Using subject-specific academic vocabulary
  • Writing in an appropriate academic register
  • Organising and planning written assignments
  • Essay structure and planning
  • Developing techniques for reading academic texts quickly and accurately
  • Developing independent learning strategies

The Levels

The courses offered are dependent on the student’s English ability, they are:

  • English for Academic Study – 9 months
  • Certificate in English for Academic Study (Elementary) – 3 months
  • Certificate in English for Academic Study (Intermediate) – 3 months
  • Certificate in English for Academic Study (Advanced) – 3 months

Academic Progression

All EAS weekly tests and end-of-term examinations have a similar format to IELTS tests. In order to progress to a different Insworld programme, a student must pass the EAS end-of-term exam.

Entry Requirements
Recommended Age:
  • 11 to 18 years old
English Proficiency:
  • N/A
Qualifications:
  • Have a beginners level of English 
  • Must take the school’s placement test
How Can I Practice What I Have Learned?

Insworld students come from different countries and backgrounds, but everyone speaks English in the school; in lessons and school activities, and when talking to friends.

This is the best way to improve your English quickly – you use it because you want to communicate.

Also, English is the official language of Singapore. It is the language of education, transport, government, business and shopping. Living in Singapore is a very good way to improve your English.

What makes EAS an effective English Language programme?

Insworld English Language teachers are highly qualified and very experienced. They know how to teach and how students learn. Every student receives individual attention and support to help them learn quickly and effectively.

The Insworld approach to teaching is student-centred. This means we put the needs of our students first. We teach in small classes of 4-12 students so that our teachers get to know each student and concentrate on what they need to learn. We also want students to be active participants in classes, asking questions and joining in class discussions. The best way to learn English is to study it – and then to use it.

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Additional Course Details

Class Size:

To ensure that each student receives individual attention from our teachers, our small class sizes comprise 4 – 12 students.

Enrolment Period:

Students may enrol for the EITP programme at any time during the academic year. Terms begin in January, March, July and September each year.

We are now accepting applications for the July 2017 and September 2017 intake. Contact us at +65 67321728 (Singapore) to make reservations or book a FREE counselling session!

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