Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS)

Course Information:

The main objective of this programme is to prepare students for the IELTS assessment. The course provides a solid grounding in the key language and skills needed for IELTS success through modules designed to cover the following IELTS assessment areas: Writing, Reading, Listening and Reading. The curriculum consists of foundational skills needed for the assessment areas stated above and will branch into intensive preparation for either academic or general assessment modes.

Programmes Offered:
  • Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS)
At the end of the course, students will sit for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) jointly managed by the British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia.
Modules Offered:
  • Writing & Speaking
  • Reading & Listening
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Course Duration:

Full Time students
3 months, 5 weekdays, 3 hours daily

Part Time students
6 months, 2 weekdays, 4 hours daily

Course Admission Requirements:

Student should be at least 15 years old.
Score 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Upper Secondary English Placement Exam.

Course Commencement Period:

In the first week of every month

Mode of Delivery

Low Teacher-Student Ratio (1:10)
Classroom Tutorial
Self-Directed Learning
Information Technology

Mode of Assessment

Internal Assessment:
Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted.

External Assessment:
Students can register for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by British Council, Singapore.

Course Completion

Students may take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by British Council, Singapore.

Requirement for Course Completion

Students must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason.

Type of Qualification

An IELTS Test Report Form will be awarded by International English Language Testing System (IELTS) upon successful completion of IELTS exam.

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
The Committee for Private Education (CPE) has regulatory provisions and requirements to protect course fees that are payable by students who are enrolled in a private education institution (PEI).
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.