Certificate in English For Foreign Workers (Elementary)

BMC International College

Course introduction

This level focuses on spoken English at elementary level. It is for trainees who have very basic understanding of spoken and written English. At the end of the course, the trainees should be able to speak using simple sentences, read everyday authentic texts, and interpret road and safety signs and symbols.

Course Pre-Requisites

Basic understanding of the English language

Course Outline

1. Language Structure

  • The English Alphabet ; A to Z.
  • Pronunciation ; Consonant clusters, vowel sounds etc
  • Punctuations & Symbols ; Full stop, comma, semi-colon etc.
  • Grammar ; Tenses, nouns, adjectives etc.
2. Speaking
  • Meeting people; Greetings, How to introduce oneself etc.
  • Asking questions; Using why questions and how.
  • Giving simple instructions; Using sequencers; First(ly), Then, Next etc.
  • Expressing simple thoughts; Using simple sentences.
  • Common everyday phrases; Hi, Hello, Good morning, Have a nice day, Excuse me etc.
3. Reading
  • Comprehension passages; Short reading passages.
  • Picture composition; Using pictures to write simple sentences.
  • Safety Signs and Symbols; Identify safety signs & symbols e.g. Warnings, Escape route etc.
  • Road Signs and Symbols; Understand what they mean e.g. U-Turn, Left lane etc.
4. Tests
  • Oral and written
  • Listening skills
Non-compulsory pre-course test is available upon request at no charge.


Local - 30 hours

Method of Delivery

Lecture, tutorial and role plays

Award Criteria

Students, who satisfy the minimum attendance requirements (75%) will be issued with certificate of attendance by BMC

Fee Structures
  • All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  • Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  • All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  • Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  • BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
    Cashier's order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)

Full-Payment Structure
Fees Breakdown(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees) - Total Payable(S$)
Course Application Fee (not covered under FPS and not refundable) - $50.00
Tuition Fee[$540- $162 (30% Discount)] -  $378.00
Course Material Fee - $30.00
Total Course Fees Payable - $458.00
GST - $32.06
Total Course Fees Payable after GST - $490.06

* 30% discount valid till 30 June 2015
*Group discounts are offered to companies. For more information, please contact the nearest centre.


Local - 30 Hours
International - N.A

Bukit Merah Commencement Dates/Timing:
  • 18 Aug'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Tu/Th)
  • 5 Oct'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Mo/We/Fr)
  • 22 Nov'15, 10am to 4pm (Su)

Jurong East Commencement Dates/Timing:
  • 18 Aug'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Tu/Th)
  • 8 Sep'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Tu/Th)
  • 5 Oct'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Mo/We/Fr)
  • 22 Nov'15, 10am to 4pm (Su)

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

BMC Qualified Trainer

More than 5 Years of Experience in Teaching English courses