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Certificate in Academic English (Elementary)

Certificate in Academic English (Elementary)

The Certificate in Academic English (Elementary) is designed for students with no knowledge of English. It prepares students in acquiring the basic fundamental English proficiency to prepare them for academic progression.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students would have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 3.

Awarding Body

  • SDH Institute

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 12 Year Old
  • Attainment of IELTS 1 or equivalent
  • Completed at least Primary 6 or equivalent

Mode of Delivery

  • Classroom-based Lectures, pair work, group work, discussion, field trips and tests.

Assessment Methods

Students are graded upon the skills of: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Graduation Requirements

  • Obtained a minimum passing mark of 60% of the assessment


  • Full Time: 6-months
  • Part-Time: Nil

Maximum Candidature Period

  • Full-time: 18 months

Next available intake(s)

  • The intake for this program is currently not available. Kindly contact the school for more information

CAEB English as Foreign Language (EFL) Basic - Contact hours: 90 hours

The module is designed to help students communicate effectively and confidently in English by developing the students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

CAEE English as Foreign Language (EFL) Elementary 1 - Contact hours: 180 hours

This module is designed to develop students’ confident to interact in a simple way, read and understand short texts on familiar topics and write short simple phrases and sentences.




Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
Course Fees



  • All prices stated above are inclusive of the prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST)
  • Local Applicant: Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • International Applicant: International students including international students transferring from other local institutes

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