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IELTS (4 Skills) Preparatory Courses
(Starting 11 July, 12 Aug, & 22 Aug)

Certificate in Business Communication Skills
(Starting 17 July, & 21 August)

4 Week General English Short Courses
(Starting 31 July, 28 August, & 2 October)

12 Week General English Courses
(Starting 31 July, 28 August, & 2 October)

Certificate in Writing Skills (Starting 29 Aug)

 

 

Contact Details
 
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


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

 

Your IELTS One-Stop Solution! Apply Now



We will PREPARE you with our flexible solutions

  • Our IELTS Team of Trainers is led by our Master Trainer David who has over 14 years’ experience prepping candidates for IELTS since 2002. All our trainers are professionally qualified.
  • You can attend a free make-up class if you cannot make it for one of our scheduled classes.

We provide ample PRACTICE opportunities so you receive individual feedback

  • Our IELTS course is 48 contact teaching hours with each skill being 12 hours in duration.
  • Our classes are limited to 16 students.
  • In addition to the course, you can book two (3 hour) full IELTS practice tests at our Centre under test conditions at your convenience (speaking and reading, writing, listening) and receive two comprehensive feedback reports with suggested areas for improvement.
  • Also, you can submit two pieces of writing (task one or two) through our e-learning platform and receive a comprehensive feedback report.
  • Furthermore, you can submit two full speaking tests through our e-learning platform and receive a comprehensive feedback report.

PERFORM your best by taking your IELTS test at our Centre

  • Ascend – The English Professionals - are an official IELTS test venue Partner with IDP Australia so you can take your test at our Centre in 2017. You can book your IELTS test directly at our Centre or you can book your test online at my.ieltsessentials.com
  • Ascend Education Centre is hosting the IELTS Academic and General Paper Tests in 2017, on the following dates which are all Saturdays, all 4 skills are tested on the one day, with the speaking test in the afternoon.

    9 September 2017 30 September 2017
    14 October 2017 28 October 2017
    11 November 2017 2 December 2017
    16 December 2017  

Solution 1:  Prep Classes for IELTS

We have the perfect flexible class based solution to prepare busy professional working adults for the IELTS test. We have classes on weekday evenings and weekends. Our classes are small, dynamic and interactive so you receive the individual attention and structured feedback you need in class to improve your IELTS score. Our focus is on developing your skills and strategies so you can obtain the score you need in either the Academic or General Paper for further academic study or migration.

 

Course Module Choices: You choose the skills you need to focus on

This 48 hour short course provides you with the ultimate flexibility as you decide which skills to focus on. The choice is yours based on your goals. Four skills are tested in IELTS: speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course is divided into 4 modules based on these four skills. Each module has 12 contact hours spread over six weeks. You choose the modules you wish to do based on the skills you need to improve your score.

 

Course Aims

On this course, you will:

  • Learn how the Writing and Speaking modules of the IELTS test are assessed and scored.
  • Apply the assessment requirements of the writing and speaking modules through guided practice in class so you have a comprehensive and clear understanding of how you can successfully approach all the types of questions you will face in the IELTS Writing and Speaking modules of the test.
  • Learn step-by-step strategies on how to approach all question types in the Listening & Reading modules of the IELTS test.
  • Apply step-by-step strategies in mini-tests across the Listening & Reading modules through guided practice in class so you have a comprehensive and clear understanding of how you can successfully approach all the types of questions you will face in the IELTS Listening and Reading modules of the test.
  • Receive regular and structured feedback from our experienced teacher on your performance to identify areas for continual improvement.
  • Receive tips on how to use your time effectively in preparation for and during the actual IELTS test.

By the end of the course, you will have developed the skills necessary to:

  • maximize your score by applying clear strategies across all question types in the modules of the IELTS test. 
  • manage your time effectively when sitting the actual test

Course Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the contents of the IELTS test covering the four modules: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Speaking Skills:

  • learn how the speaking test is assessed and scored
  • extend answers on familiar topics in part 1
  • plan and execute answer in part 2 by using detailed description within the prescribed time limit
  • enter into extended discussions on questions in part 3
  • engage in conversational topics fluently and coherently
  • use a variety of appropriate vocabulary including collocations and idiomatic language
  • use a range of complex language structures appropriately and accurately
  • use a range of standard pronunciation features such as intonation, stress and rhythm appropriately and accurately
  • generate and organize ideas within required time constraints

Listening Skills:
    

  • use pre-listening skills to maximize time for listening
  • understand section types 1-4
  • recognize question types: note/table completion, multiple choice, matching, label a diagram, flow charts, direct questions
  • have a clear strategy to approach each section and question type
  • anticipate and predict possible answers through active reading
  • listen for main ideas
  • listen for specific details
  • take brief notes while listening
  • check answers for spelling and grammatical accuracy

Reading Skills:

  • recognize question types: true, false, not given, yes, no, not given, matching, locating information, note/table/summary completion (with & without table), multiple choice, label a diagram, flow charts, direct questions
  • have a clear strategy to approach each question type
  • comprehend questions or statements
  • comprehend academic reading passages
  • skim to get the main idea
  • scan to locate specific information
  • predict meaning 
  • identify the writer’s point of view
  • achieve required reading speed within time limit

Writing Skills:

  • learn how the Writing test is assessed and scored
  • have a clear strategy for approaching different question types in Task 1 Academic & General Paper (Report/Letter)
  • recognize Essay question types
  • comprehend and paraphrase statements for Essay
  • organize and produce coherent and cohesive paragraphs with clear topic sentences and linking words (logical and grammatical) for task 1 and 2
  • use a variety of appropriate vocabulary for task 1 and 2
  • use a variety of collocations and lexical sets appropriately for task 1 and 2 
  • avoid common grammatical errors in writing in tasks 1 and 2
  • demonstrate a good control of complex sentence structures in tasks 1 and 2

Teaching Methodology & Materials

To achieve the key learning outcomes of this course a student-centered approach is used at all times by our professionally trained teachers to motivate you and produce positive results. Emphasis is placed on short presentations, focused exercises, mini-tests as well as comprehensive analysis of answers and errors. Role plays and interview presentations are used to provide you with hands-on experience and effective feedback. These student-centered activities are essential as they equip you with IELTS-test skills, enhance familiarity with the test, build confidence and thereby help you in the application of key skills in the actual test.

IELTS Couse Schedule 2017

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR IELTS

Start & End Dates

Days

Time

Contact Hours

Teacher Student Ratio

Course Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Application Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Entry Requirement

11 July – 28 Sept

Tue & Thu

7:15pm - 9:15pm

48 Contact Hours

1:16

S$1,080

S$60.50

Free Diagnostic Test / Valid IELTS score

12 Aug – 28 Oct

Saturday

9:45am - 2:30pm

22 Aug – 9 Nov

Tue & Thu

7:15pm - 9:15pm

 

 

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR IELTS LISTENING SKILLS

Start
&
End Dates

Days

Time

Contact Hours

Teacher $ Student Ratio

Course Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Application Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Entry Requirement

11 July – 8 Aug

Tuesday

7:15pm - 9:15pm

12 Contact Hours

1:16

S$300

S$60.50

Free Diagnostic Test / Valid IELTS score

 

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR IELTS SPEAKING SKILLS

Start
&
End Dates

Days

Time

Contact Hours

Teacher $ Student Ratio

Course Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Application Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Entry Requirement

13 July – 17 Aug

Thursday

7:15pm - 9:15pm

12 Contact Hours

1:16

S$300

S$60.50

Free Diagnostic Test / Valid IELTS score




PREPARATORY COURSE FOR IELTS READING SKILLS

Start
&
End Dates

Days

Time

Contact Hours

Teacher &
Student
Ratio

Course Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Application Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Entry Requirement

12 Aug – 16 Sep

Saturday

7:15pm – 9:15pm

12 Contact Hours 1:16 S$300

S$60.50

Free Diagnostic Test / Valid IELTS score

22 Aug – 26 Sep

Tuesday

9:45am – 11:45am



 

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR IELTS WRITING SKILLS

Start
&
End Dates

Days

Time

Contact Hours

Teacher $ Student Ratio

Course Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Application Fee
(Inclusive of GST)

Entry Requirement

12 Aug – 16 Sep

Saturday

12:30 – 14:30

12 Contact Hours

1:16

S$300

S$60.50

Free Diagnostic Test / Valid IELTS score

24 Aug – 28 Sep

Thursday

19:15 – 21:15

 

Solution 2: One-to-One Professional Coaching for IELTS 

Our second solution is our flexible one-to-one professional coaching with our trained and qualified IELTS coaches to prepare you for the test.

Typically, IELTS candidates take our one-to-one coaching option as the timing of our courses may not work for them because of their working hours or they just prefer to work independently in preparing for the test.

Also, there are some IELTS candidates who may not need to attend a full IELTS preparatory course, but they require a quick overview of the test skills they need for IELTS and a deeper understanding of the IELTS exam paper itself, for these students a 2/4/6/8 hour coaching package might be best.

In addition, there are some IELTS candidates who have already taken the test and may need to focus only on one or two specific areas in improving their score. They might find the one-to-one coaching more effective in meeting their individual needs and again a 2/4/6/8 hour coaching package might be best.

Below are the full range of flexible packages we offer based on one-to-one classes of two hours duration per session.  The coaching classes are held at our Centre and we will try to match a coach from our IELTS team with your preferred timings for the classes.

 

One-to-One Professional Coaching Packages for IELTS*

2 Hours

4 Hours

6 Hours

8 Hours

10 Hours

12 Hours

14 Hours

16 Hours

$200

$380

$570

$760

$950

$1,140

$1,330

$1,520

18 Hours

20 Hours

22 Hours

24 Hours

26 Hours

28 Hours

30 Hours

32 Hours

$1,665

$1,850

$2,035

$2,220

$2,405

$2,590

$2,775

$3,040

34 Hours

36 Hours

38 Hours

40 Hours

42 Hours

44 Hours

46 Hours

48 Hours

$3,145

$3,330

$3,610

$3,700

$3,885

$4,070

$4,255

$4,440

 


Solution 3: IELTS Premium Plus Packages

Our third solution is our Premium Plus Package which combines the benefits of a class-based solution with the flexibility of one-to-one professional coaching with our trained and qualified IELTS coaches to prepare you for the test. To make this combination even more attractive to insure you get the individual attention you require, we have built in a discount on the total cost of the package. This makes for a more affordable combination!

  1. If you take a 12 HOUR CLASS Plus One-to-One Coaching Package of your choice = you will get a 5% discount on the Total Combined Price
  2. If you take a 24/36/48 HOUR CLASS Plus One-to-One Coaching Package of your choice = you will get a 10% discount on the Total Combined Price

Application Procedure

Step 1: Arrange to come to our Centre

If you would like to join any of our IELTS classes please call us or email us:

6338 1378


enquiry@ascend.edu.sg

 

We will arrange for you to come to our Centre located near Clarke Quay MRT and take either a free diagnostic test at our Centre with our professionally qualified teacher or present us with a valid IELTS report (taken within the last two years).

The diagnostic IELTS test will take 60 minutes. Please bring your IC/Passport with you for identification purposes. The purpose of the test is to find out if you are ready to take an IELTS course. Your score must be at a minimum of 4.5 for admission to this course. This way the participants in the course are of a similar level and can communicate effectively and work with each other.

Alternatively, if you have already taken the IELTS test within the last two years, please bring your IELTS score report along with you for a free 15 minute consultation with our professionally qualified teacher. Please bring your IC/Passport as well with you for identification purposes.

Step 2: Decide if you want to enroll by completing Application Form and paying Application Fee

Upon receiving your diagnostic test result or on completion of the free consultation, you can decide if you wish to enroll for the course. The choice is yours. To apply for admission, you need to fill in the application form and pay a non-refundable application fee of $60.50 for administrative purposes.

Enjoy greater customer choice as an enrolled student through our clear withdrawal and refund policies
We believe in customer choice and we believe you should be in a class where you are satisfied with the service we are providing you with. If you are unhappy, for any reason, with your course and you decide to withdraw within seven days of commencing your course, we will refund you 95% of your course fees within seven working days.  

Step 3: Pay Course Fee & Receive Course Materials

Modes of Payment for Application & Course fee

We are happy to offer you the following choices for your mode of payment:

Cash, NETS, TT, Credit Card, SGD Crossed Cheque made payable to: ‘Ascend Education Centre Pte Ltd’.

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IELTS Trainer

David DoyleDavid Doyle, CEO of Ascend Education Centre,

David is from Ireland, is the principal of Ascend and a CELTA qualified English teacher, who specialises in teaching IELTS. David has 13 years extensive experience teaching IELTS preparation courses in Singapore. In class, David maximises students speaking and writing time by using past IELTS exam papers to ensure they understand what the examiners are looking for in the real test. David’s IELTS class size is limited to 15 students to ensure that all of his students receive individual attention. Studying in a small class also allows David the time to give comprehensive feedback to his students to ensure they get value for money and most importantly of all to ensure they improve their IELTS score.


Certificate

Receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of Course

You will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance by Ascend – The English Professionals upon fulfilling the attendance requirement of 75% or above by the end of the course. If you are not able to attend class for a medical or work related reason, please do inform us in advance so we can inform your teacher. Please note that there are no make-up lessons for lessons missed.

 
 

 

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