Next Intake

01 Jul

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Course Duration
4 weeks per level
Class Duration
28 periods per week
Fee Starting From
RM 3700 MYR
$ 851 USD

Programme Features


10 levels: Beginner 100 to Advanced 109


28 periods per week, 50 minutes each

Class Size

Maximum: 20 students
Average: 15 students


4 weeks per level

Centres Offered

ELS Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, UPM & UTM (Johor)

Start Date

Every month *

*While all programmes run in 4-week sessions, students can start on any Monday year-round (Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). For the best experience, we encourage students to start at the beginning of a session where possible and not to start on week four of the session.


ELS' CIEP is recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) as a benchmark for English proficiency in international student admissions.

Completion of CIEP significantly enhances your English and guarantees the fulfilment of your university's English requirements without the need for standardised tests such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE.

Join the CIEP today and you will progress one English level in as little as 4 weeks.



Collectively, ELS has over 60 years of experience teaching English to international students worldwide.


Our high academic standards are endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), the global leader in quality assurance for the English Language Teaching (ELT) community.



    The CIEP covers all essential language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. You will learn to speak with clarity, listen carefully, and gain the writing competencies necessary to complete your academic assignments with ease and accuracy.


    To succeed in a college or university, you will need more than just basic English language skills. In CIEP, you will also learn skills for critical thinking, presentation, public speaking, note-taking, academic research and more.


    The goal of ELS is to provide real-world language learning that can be applied in real settings. For example, through activities such as debating and role-playing, you will practise using the right phrases and vocabulary for various scenarios.


Structure & Speaking Practice

This class meets for two lessons each day from Monday to Friday. You will learn speaking, listening and structure (grammar).

Reading & Writing

This class meets for two lessons each day from Monday to Friday. You will focus on developing your reading and writing skills.

Skills Enhancement

This class meets for one lesson each day from Monday to Thursday. You and your classmates will be learning collaboratively in the Customised Learning Support (levels 100 - 106) or Elective (levels 107 - 109) to enhance your communicative abilities.

Language Technology Centre (LTC)

The LTC at ELS is open to students after regular classes. Using an LTC computer, you can access the study materials and language exercises on the ELS Online platform to keep developing your English outside of the classroom.

A typical CIEP schedule

8:30 am - 10:20 amStructure & Speaking Practice
10:20 am - 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am - 12:30 pmReading & Writing
12:30 am - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:20 pmLanguage Technology Centre
2:20 pm - 3:20 pmSkills Enhancement


On Fridays, only 4 lessons are scheduled to make time for group activities and excursions.
Class and start times may vary by level and centre. All ELS centres are open from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm, with staff available and ready to assist you.


ELS offers 10 proficiency levels (Beginner to Advanced), as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities. At the end of every four-week session, if you successfully meet your level’s requirements, you will move up to the next level.

As you progress through the levels, your courses build upon the skills you learned in the lower levels and become more complex.

  • Communicate at a basic level in everyday situations
  • Understand English when spoken to slowly and clearly
  • Understand a few words and phrase

  • Communicate at a basic level in everyday situations
  • Understand English when spoken to slowly and clearly
  • Understand a few words and phrases
  • Respond to simple questions and directions

  • Communicate facts and opinions
  • Discuss and argue in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understand most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Carry on conversations with native speakers
  • Use English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions
  • By Level 106, be ready to enrol for pre-university / foundation programmes or take up preparation programmes for academic tests such as IELTS and TOEFL

  • Communicate effectively in most social situations
  • Understand a wide range of idioms
  • Maintain extended conversations with native speakers
  • Use English with growing accuracy and fluency, including in reading and writing
  • Participate fully in most conversations
  • By Level 107, be ready to undertake diploma-level and certain undergraduate programmes conducted in English or conduct business in English at a basic level
  • By Level 108, be ready for most undergraduate programmes at university level or work in an English-speaking environment
  • By Level 109, be confident to embark on a university degree or post-graduate programme
ELS Levels


ELS partnered with National Geographic Learning to produce custom instructional materials exclusively for ELS students. Our CIEP textbooks combine the engaging visual content that National Geographic is famous for, together with comprehensive digital resources to enhance the learning experience for you both in and outside the classroom.

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Contact ELS today to find out how our English programmes can help you achieve your goals.

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