Certificate in English (Level 1 to 5)

Course Information: 

The Certificate in English courses aim to develop your accuracy, fluency and confidence in the appropriate use of English and seek to enhance the student’s passion for learning English.

Certificate in English (Level 1)

  • equips absolute beginners with a good foundation for everyday English through a step-by-step approach, building on skills and confidence; and
  • covers the four main language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Certificate in English (Level 2)

  • introduces up-to-do topics to encourage a higher level of communicative speech;
  • emphasises on more practice to boost students’ confidence in using the language in everyday life;
  • expands vocabulary to better cope with functional, situational and survival situations; and
  • covers the four main language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as role-play and audio-visual activities.

Certificate in English (Level 3)

  • introduces up-to-do topics to encourage a higher level of communicative speech;
  • emphasises on more practice to boost students’ confidence in using the language in everyday life;
  • grammar rules and structures from the previous level will be reinforced and further developed through tasks and explanations;
  • expands vocabulary to better cope with functional, situational and survival situations; and
  • covers the four main language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as role-play and audio-visual activities.

Certificate in English (Level 4 & 5)

  • build students’ confidence in using English with high degree of grammatical control;
  • expands vocabulary to better cope with functional, situational and survival situations; and
  • covers the four main language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking to support the use of English in both academic and work setting.

Programmes Offered:

  • Certificate in English (Level 1)
  • Certificate in English (Level 2)
  • Certificate in English (Level 3)
  • Certificate in English (Level 4)
  • Certificate in English (Level 5)

Module Offered:

Core module:

  • Reading & Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Course Duration:

  • Certificate in English (Level 1) – 3 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Certificate in English (Level 2) – 3 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Certificate in English (Level 3) – 3 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Certificate in English (Level 4) – 6 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Certificate in English (Level 5) – 6 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
Course Admission Requirements:
Course Age requirement Language requirement
Certificate in English (Level 1) At least 6 years old and above NIL
Certificate in English (Level 2) At least 8 years old and above Score at least 40% or more for TSI’s Lower Primary English Placement Test
Certificate in English (Level 3) At least 10 years old and above Score at least 30% or more for TSI’s Upper Primary English Placement Test
Certificate in English (Level 4) At least 12 years old and above Score at least 40% or more for TSI’s Upper Primary English Placement Test
Certificate in English (Level 5) At least 14 years old and above Score at least 30% or more for TSI’s Lower Secondary English Placement Test

Course Commencement Period:


At the beginning of every month.


Mode of Delivery


Face-to-face classroom lesson and Blended Mode


Mode of Assessment


Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted for all modules indicated above. The Overall Score is the average of the three module scores. The module scores are weighted equally.


Course Completion


Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Certificate in English (Level 1/2/3/4/5).


Requirement for Course Completion


Student must attain at least an Overall Score of 60% for the Quarterly Assessment Tests.
Students must achieve at least 90% attendance.


Type of Qualification


The Certificate in English (Level1/2/3/4/5) is awarded by Touchstone International Institute, after successful completion of all course requirements.

 The 3 (three) types of fee chargeable by TSI are:

Application Fee

A one-time application fee is non – refundable.
Payment modes: Cash, cheque, remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order.
Payable to: Touchstone International Institute Pte Ltd.


Course Fees

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TSI subscribes to these regulatory provisions and requirements in its collection of fees from full-time students.

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Fee collection schedule is as indicated in individual student’s contract.
The course fee is refundable and will be subjected to TSI refund policy.

Payment modes: Remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order or cheque
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Miscellaneous Fees

(not all items are applicable for all students)
Payment modes: Cash, cheque
Note: Miscellaneous fee will not be protected under the Fee Protection Scheme.

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Students who wish to register for this course should also visit the Committee for Private Education website for more information about choosing a PEI and advisory note to students.