Certified Intensive English (CIEP)

The Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) is a programme franchised from ELS Educational Services, Inc., based in Princeton, New Jersey. This programme is ideal for students who wish to learn English to further their academic study, advance their career, or experience foreign cultures and make new friends.

The ELS CIEP Advanced Level 109 Certification is recognised by more than 650 universities around the world as proof of English language proficiency for admissions in place of IELTS or TOEFL scores.

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Programme Structure

CIEP Structure

Structure & Speaking Practice (SSP)

This class incorporates listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar to give students opportunities to practise language in authentic situations.

Reading & Writing (R/W)

Students learn to improve their English reading comprehension and reading speed, while also practising fluent and accurate writing skills.

Vocabulary Enrichment (VE)

This systematic approach to vocabulary study helps students learn, use, and remember new vocabulary.

Language Technology Centre (LTC) / Self Study

Students also have access to the online interactive language courseware to work on enhancement practices at their own time and pace.

*Optional for students in Level 104 and above

There are 9 levels in the CIEP programme: levels 101 to 109 which span 3 broad proficiency bands.

CIEP Pyramid


Your CIEP Pathway to University

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • achieve their full potential for personal, professional or educational success
  • master speaking, reading and writing skills
  • develop organisation, coherence and accuracy in writing
  • acquire research and note-taking skills
Course Structure
  • 10 levels of instruction, Beginner through Advanced
  • Each level is 4 weeks in duration
  • Certificate of Completion for students completing Advanced Level 109


Maximum Class Size

20 students per class

Sample Class Schedule
8.30AM – 10.25AM Structure & Speaking Practice
10.30AM – 11.25PM Vocabulary Enrichment
11.25AM – 12.25PM Lunch
12.30PM – 2.25PM Reading & Writing
2.30PM – 5.30PM Language Technology Centre / Self Study
Download the CIEP Brochure


Session Dates

  • 5 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
  • 30 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015
  • 4 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
  • 1 Feb 2016 - 4 Mar 2016
  • 7 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
  • 4 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
  • 3 May 2016 - 27 May 2016