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Ascend Education Centre

19 Carpenter Street,
#01-01,
Singapore 059908

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Nearest
MRT Station:


Clarke Quay, Take Exit 'E'

Tel: (65) 6338 1378

Email us at : enquiry@ascend.edu.sg


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Fridays: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9.30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
 

 

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Preparatory Course for IELTS (Foundation)

Take our free placement test to find out which level is best for you.

Schedule and Fees for Term 3 : 1st July 2014 - 18th September 2014

Course Title & Teacher Duration
Teacher - Student Ratio
Course Fee
Application Fee
Entry Requirements
IELTS Foundation Course

11:00am to 5:00pm

Mon – Fri : (5 hours per day)
1 to 15
$3230
$428
  1. Minimum Age: 16
  2. Free Placement Test/Pass Upper Intermediate/IELTS 4.5
  3. Valid Visa

Take our free placement test to find out which level is best for you.


1.

Application Procedures and Payment of Application Fee

To apply for a course students must be a minimum age of 16 by the course commencement date. All students have to take a placement test at Ascend Education Centre. The purpose of the test is to find out the student’s current level of English. Ascend Education Centre has an online placement test which can be taken if the student is applying from overseas. Upon receiving their online placement test result the student can apply for admission by filling in the application form and paying a non-refundable application fee of $428.ie

The application fee can be paid by NETS, cash, credit card, bank draft, money order or SGD cheque made payable to: ‘Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd’

Elegraphic Transfer (TT) or MEPS payments can be made to our bank account in Singapore (please email us so we know that you are making the payment with the transaction details/receipt from your bank):

DBS Bank 12 Marina Boulevard, Level 3 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 Singapore 018982
Swift Address: DBSSSGSG
CHIPS UID No.: 034675 Or Telex No.: RS 24455
Corporate A/c Name: Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd
A/c No.: 003-901908-4

Please note that for international students applying for a student pass, Ascend Education Centre absorbs the $30 application fee charged by ICA.


2.   The Private Education Institution-Student Contract & Payment of Course Fee

Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd only collects course fees once the student has taken their placement test at Ascend Education Centrec and signed The Private Education Institution-Student Contract. The purpose of the contract is to safeguard the students’ rights. Under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd has an insurance arrangement that ensures course fees paid by students to Ascend Education Centre are insured by Liberty Insurance Pte. Ltd. The insurance protection serves to protect the students' course fees in the event Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. Furthermore, the FPS protects the student if Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts.

Ascend Education Centre has in place a medical insurance scheme as stated in the Student Contract. This medical insurance scheme shall minimally provide for an annual coverage limit of not less than S$20,000 per student, at least B2 ward in government and restructured hospitals and 24 hours coverage in Singapore. The Ascend Education Centre-appointed medical insurance provider is Liberty Insurance Pte. Ltd. Ascend Education Centre’s course fees are inclusive of course materials fee, fee insurance protection and medical insurance protection. Upon signing the student contract.

Course Fee payment can be made by Cash, credit card, NETS, SGD Crossed Cheque, Cashier’s Order/Bank Draft and made payable to: ‘Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd’.


3. Other Fees
3(a)

Fees payable to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

On collection of student pass, students must pay ICA a Security Deposit of S$1,000/$1,500/$5,000 payable to ICA by Bankers Guarantee. The Security Deposit is returnable to the student on completing their studies in Singapore. Also, the student must pay ICA for Student Pass Issuance Fee & Multiple Visa Entry/Exit Fee (payable to ICA) approx: S$60-90. Payment by NETS/Cash Card at ICA Building or online via Solar System www.ica.gov.sg using a debit/credit card.

3(b) Miscellaneous Fees

Bankers Guarantee Fee  S$350 for ICA Security Deposit of S$1,500/S$1,000

Bankers Guarantee Fee  S$550 for ICA Security Deposit of S$5,000

Reapplication Fee S$107

Miscellaneous fees can be made by: NETS, cash, credit card, bank draft, money order or SGD cheque made payable to: ‘Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd’




3(b) Miscellaneous Fees

Bankers Guarantee Fee  S$300 for ICA Security Deposit of S$1,500/S$1,000

Bankers Guarantee Fee  S$500 for ICA Security Deposit of S$5,000

Reapplication Fee S$100

Miscellaneous fees can be made by: NETS, cash, credit card, bank draft, money order or SGD cheque made payable to: ‘Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd’


4. About IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is the preferred test of English for students intending to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom and covers the four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS Academic Module is recognised widely as a language requirement for entry to all courses in further and higher education and assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

IELTS General Training Module is suitable for candidates who are going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake training programs or for immigration purposes.

The test result is published in the form of a report, which places candidates on a scale of one to nine according to language ability. There is a score for each of the four modules and also an overall score. IELTS can be taken at test centres in over 100 countries. Test dates are fixed, and tests are normally available in Singapore every second weekend. The listening, reading and writing modules are tested together on one day with the speaking module conducted on a separate day. Further information and a list of local centres is available on the IELTS website – www.ielts.org

Our IELTS course

Our IELTS course is an advanced course in IELTS which provides a solid grounding in the key language and skills needed for IELTS success.

  • Our IELTS courses cover both the Academic (for university entrance) and General Papers (for migration).
  • Our IELTS class size is limited to 16 students per class to ensure that all our students receive individual attention.
  • Studying in a small classes gives out teachers the time to give students comprehensive feedback to ensure they have every opportunity to maximise their IELTS score.
  • The courses provide a solid grounding in the key exam skills needed for IELTS success.

Preparatory Course For IELTS (Foundation)
Expected Outcomes
Listening  
Students will be able to:
 
  • recognize question types
  • anticipate possible answers
  • listen for specific details
  • listen for main ideas
  • make inferences and draw conclusions
  • take brief notes
Reading  
Students will be able to:
 
  • comprehend academic reading passages
  • skim to get the main idea
  • scan to locate specific information
  • understand vocabulary in context
  • identify the writer’s point of view
  • achieve required reading speed within time limit
Writing  

Students will be able to:

 
  • avoid common grammatical errors in writing
  • organize and produce coherent paragraphs with good linkers
  • use academic vocabulary 
  • interpret and describe diagrams
  • demonstrate a good control of complex sentence structures
  • self-edit effectively
Speaking  
Students will be able to:
 
  • engage in conversations on familiar topics effectively, accurately and with confidence
  • use appropriate vocabulary and language structures for academic presentations
  • become familiar with the interview management skills
  • generate and organize ideas within required time constraints

Teaching Approach

  • Our teachers focus on skills development for the reading, listening, writing and speaking modules of the IELTS exam,
  • Teachers give students ample practice in class for all the 4 skills required in the IELTS examinations by using past exam papers.
  • Teachers assign test preparation exercises for homework. Students should be prepared to put aside additional time outside of class to complete their assignments.
  • Lessons are very intensive.

If you would like to join our IELTS course the first step if you are outside of Singapore is to take our free online test or you can call us at +65 6338 1378 or email enquiry@ascend.edu.sg

If you are in Singapore please email or call us at 6338 1378 or email enquiry@ascend.edu.sg and we will arrange for you to come to our centre located near Clarke Quay MRT to take a free paper placement test so we can determine if you are ready for our IELTS course.


Teacher's Profile for the Preparatory Course for IELTS (Foundation)

Victoria FuryVictoria Fury,
is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia for 13 years.  She has taught EGL at all levels, as well as Business and Hospitality English and IELTS. Victoria holds a TESOL Certificate with an educational background in English Lit. and Psychology. Her teaching approach is one of patient guidance, aid and encouragement, combined with a liberal dash of humor to make learning enjoyable. She firmly believes that the friendly, open, caring learning environment and experienced, committed teachers at Ascend are a key factor in the success of its students.

 
Ascend Education Centre
19 Carpenter Street, #01-01
Singapore 059908
(Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles)
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Pathway to Ascend Education Center »» Alight at Clarke Quay MRT »» Exit from Eu Tong Sen Road »» Use the footbridge to cross to North Bridge Road »» Turn left into Carpenter St and we are located at number 19