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Course Duration
4 weeks per level
Class Duration
10 - 18 periods per week

Programme Features


10 levels: Beginner 100 to Advanced 109


10 - 18 periods per week*, 50 minutes each
*depends on the number of components chosen

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.


In the SIEP, you have the opportunity to develop specific English skills by focusing on one core component in the Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - either Structure & Speaking Practice or Reading & Writing.

Additionally, you can supplement your learning by including other CIEP components in your schedule, such as Skills Enhancement and Language Technology Centre. This way, you can tailor your learning to your specific needs and goals.


Core Components

  • 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.


Optional Components

  • Skills Enhancement

    This class meets for one lesson each day from Monday to Thursday. You and your classmates will be learning collaboratively to enhance your communicative abilities.

  • Language Technology Centre

    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.


8:30 am - 10:20 amStructure & Speaking Practice
10:20 am - 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am - 11:30 pmSkills Enhancement


11:40 am - 12:30 pmLanguage Technology Centre
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmBreak
1:30 pm - 3:20 pmReading & Writing


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
National Geographic



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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