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Certificate in English Language Proficiency - Elementary Level

Choosing the right English course is important if you are thinking of furthering your studies in Singapore. Our Certificate in English Language Proficiency (CELP) programme offers you the opportunity to receive language instruction to help prepare you for your studies with us. By learning in small groups led by our outstanding English Faculty, you can receive better assistance to meet your learning needs.


Using the well-known New Cutting Edge content as a teaching tool combined with interactive activities, each level of the CELP programme is designed to build your competency in the English Language. Depending on your goals and your current foundation in the English level, our Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced programmes apply to students at various levels.

Partnering with the British Council means that you will get to use the LearnEnglish Pathways (LEP), which offers a variety of interactive online lessons, focussing in particular on reading, listening, vocabulary building and grammar. The LEP builds on British Council’s proven expertise in English online learning, which means you will have the opportunity to experience learning in an online environment at your pace, while collaborating with others to build your language competencies.

In addition to our own exams, the CELP programme also uses Aptis as an assessment tool. This innovative global assessment tool from British Council allows your competencies in the English language to be measured effectively and efficiently over time, thus opening the door to future learning in a broad range of subjects. As a student in our programme, you will be assessed at the start using Aptis and again at the end of the course.



CELP — Elementary level

At Elementary level, our programme is designed at elementary level to help you learn the basics of the English language and help build your foundation for the next level. At the end of the programme, you should be able to produce simple text and converse in simple sentences on topics of personal/daily interest.


By completing the Elementary programme, you would have achieved a level that is equivalent to:

• Level B1/B2 of the Common European Frame or

• IELTS 4.5 - 5.0 or

• TOEFL IBT 53 - 64


The Elementary programme offers 15 modules:

People And Places

You And Yours

Everyday Life

Love And Hates

Getting From A To B

Eating And Drinking

Extraordinary Lives

Fact or Fiction

Buying Or Selling

Street Life

The World Around Us

A Weekend Away

Learning For The Future

Keeping In Touch

Going Places


Entry Qualifications

Please refer to the following entry qualifications if you are interested in enrolling in the CELP programme. You will be required to complete an English Placement Test as part of our enrollment process.

You are at least 15 years old, with some foundation in English (able to read and write simple sentences).

The duration for each level is 16 weeks, 240 contact hours.
Classes will take place, 5 days per week, 3 hours each day.

Assessment Methods

Every student will have to sit for two Aptis tests and one written examination (conducted by OSAC International College) during the four month programme.

Each test and exam is designed to test the following skills according to the respective weightages:
Reading 30%
Speaking 40%
Writing 30%

At the end of the programme, your best Aptis score and the written exam result will contribute equally to your overall final result.

Students who have achieved the following award criteria will receive the “Certificate in English Language Proficiency - Advanced Level” by OSAC International College:

  • Completed and pass the Aptis test and written exam
  • Students will need to achieve a 90% attendance for the entire programme.


Course Fee

Local StudentInternational Students
Full TimeS$4,226.50S$4,654.50
Part TimeN/AN/A

Course Fee Payment Methods

  1. Cash
  2. Cheque/Bank draft/Cashier Order: Payable to OSAC International College Pte Ltd
  3. paypal logo PayPal (Only applicable for application fee)
  4. Telegraphic Transfer/Bank Transfer:
  5. Name of Account Holder: OSAC International College Pte Ltd
  6. Address of Account Holder: 1A Short Street #01-07 Singapore 188210
  7. Bank: DBS Bank Ltd
  8. Bank Address: MBFC Branch 12 Marina Boulevard Level 3 MBFC Tower 3 Singapore 018982
  9. Bank Number: 001-906070-2
  10. Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Miscellaneous Fee

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* All fees are inclusive 7% GST
* All figures are in Singapore dollars


Commencement Date

Full TimePart Time
Intake date01 Mar 2017N/A
Closing date of application
for local students
17 Feb 2017-
Closing date of application
for international students
22 Jan 2017-
Expected completion01 July 2017-

Full TimePart Time
Intake date05 July 2017N/A
Closing date of application
for local students
23 June 2017-
Closing date of application
for international students
28 May 2017-
Expected completion05 Nov 2017-

How do I apply?

  • Complete our online application form.
  • Speak to our Recruitment Team to register your details for this programme.

Elementary Level

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level


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Student Testimonials

The college has facilities such as computer lab and library which allows students to spend time on our revision. Lecturers are experienced and are enthusiastic in teaching.

Tran Lan Huong, Certificate in English Language Proficiency , from Vietnam


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