Certificate In Business English

Programme Introduction

The EAIM Certificate in Business English (CBE) consists of 4 Stages of the English Training for Entry into Degree Programmes (ETEDPTM)

• 3-months BETEDP (Elementary);

• 2-months ETEDP Stage 1 (Intermediate)

• 2-months ETEDP Stage 2 (Upper Intermediate)

• 2-months ETEDP Stage 3 (Advanced)

This programme was originally designed in collaboration with SEAMEO’s RELC (South East Asia Ministry of Education Organization) Regional English Language Centre and University of Wales and delivered by RELC in 2001. The programme have has been revamped 4 times by EAIM to improve on the quality of learning and teaching.

 

Programme Objective

  • To attain a good command of the English language and build a strong foundation in the 4 area of language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing);
  • To equip students with linguistic competence to progress toward their degree courses;
  • To reinforce English grammar rules;
  • To build an extensive vocabulary bank covering both social and business terminology;
  • To empower students in understanding general business concepts used in defferent contexts;
  • To build confidence in public speaking skills;
  • To equip students with the ability to engage in conversations, discussions, arguments and expression of opinions;
  • To enhance students’ writing skills by learning strategies on how to write summaries and reports;
  • To gain mastery of English as an effective tool for the purposes of communication in social and business situations.

Modules

1. Academic Reading

This module equips students with the essential academic reading skills by understanding how to read for general understanding and specific information in passages. Some reading strategies to be covered are skimming, scanning, reading for details, reading for tone and reading to identify sequence of events.

Study Mode & Duration 
Full-time: 9 months / 6 months / 4 months / 2 months

Certificate in Business English (CBE) (BETEDP to ETEDP Level 1 to Level 3) - 9 months
Basic English Training for Entry into Degree Programme (BETEDP) - 3 months
English Training for Entry into Degree Programme (ETEDP) - 6 months
• ETEDP Level 1 to Level 3 - 6 months
• ETEDP Level 2 to Level 3 - 4 months
• ETEDP Level 3 - 2 months
 
Intakes
Monthly
 
Registration
One month prior to intake dates
 
Average Teacher-Student Ratio

1:25 (Classroom-based delivery)

1:250 (Online*)

*With Covid-19 pandemic and travel / border restrictions, the courses may be conducted online and / or face-to-face hybrid mode. Classroom-based delivery of courses will resume when the travel / border restrictions are lifted.

 
Assessment

Each BETEDP student will progress to ETEDP after achieving 4.0 or 4.5 in the final BETEDP examination. Upon registering for ETEDP, a student will need to complete each stage before progressing to the next sequential stage. Upon successful completion of all ETEDP levels and attainment of ETEDP Level 3 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0) for the final ETEDP examination, students will be awarded the Certificate in Business English (CBE).

 

Graduation Requirement

• Must passed all modules

• Must achieve an overall attendance of 90% (International Student) and 75% (Local Student)

Minimum Age Requirement: 15 years (at the time of application)
 
International Students
• Students whose standard of English proficiency is below IELTS 4.0 or its equivalent will enter into BETEDP programme.
• Students whose standard of English proficiency is above IELTS 4.0 or its equivalent will enter into the respective level of the ETEDP programme.
 
• IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 or its equivalent will go to ETEDP Level 1 programme
• IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent will go to ETEDP Level 2 programme
• IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent will go to ETEDP Level 3 programme
 

English Entry Requirements to Business Programmes

• Certificate – Minimum completed BETEDP programme (4.0), IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
• Diploma Programme – Minimum ETEDP Level 1 (5.0), IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
• Advanced Diploma Programme – Minimum ETEDP Level 2 (5.5), IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
• Bachelor Programme – Minimum ETEDP Level 3 (6.0), IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
• MBA Programme (English) – Minimum EAIM ETEDP Level 3 (6.0) / (6.5), IELTS 6.0 / 6.5 or equivalent
  (Depends on the universities English entry requirement)
• MBA Programme (Chinese) – Minimum EAIM ETEDP Level 1 (5.0), IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

Application Procedure
You may apply to EAIM either by visiting EAIM Balestier Campus
or
mail your application to East Asia Institute of Management,  9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975
  International students  
 BETEDP to ETEDP lvl 1 to 3  
 Tuition Fees
S$ 8,700
 Examination Fees
S$ 800
 Application and Enrolment
S$ 470**
 Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000**
 Study Material
S$ 400
 TOTAL
S$ 11,370
   
 ETEDP lvl1 to lvl3  
 Tuition Fees
S$ 6,800
 Examination Fees
S$ 800
 Application and Enrolment
S$ 470**
 Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000**
 Study Material
S$ 300
 TOTAL
S$ 9,370
   
 ETEDP lvl2 to lvl3  
 Tuition Fees
S$ 4,800
 Examination Fees
S$ 800
 Application and Enrolment
S$ 470**
 Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000**
 Study Material
S$ 300
 TOTAL
S$ 7,370
   
 ETEDP lvl3 only  
 Tuition Fees
S$ 2,800
 Examination Fees
S$ 800
 Application and Enrolment
S$ 470**
 Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000**
 Study Material
S$ 300
 TOTAL
S$ 5,370
   
   
  Medical Insurance Waived
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived
  Other miscelleneous fees may apply ( Please click here  for more information)  
   
  Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
  All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%.
  All prices are effective for intakes from Dec 2021.
  Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.
 
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