English courses for teens and adults - Malayan English Academy

General English for Teens & Adults


General English for Teens & Adults is our programme for intermediate to advanced English speakers. In this programme, students’ skills are shaped into something practical and useful for them for school and social life. After the end of each course, they will sit for an examination to assess their understanding of said course. Upon passing the exam, they will receive a certificate that prove their English capabilities.
Why study with General English for Teens & Adults?
  • Accelerate your progress to master English for studies, travel, and work
  • Provide evidence of your competence in English
  • Access to a wealth of materials to help you prepare for the exam
  • Experience fair courses designed to be inclusive to all nationalities and background
  • Study courses that are supported by dedicated research and tutors
  • Own a valuable certificate recognised and accepted globally
For Starters level speakers, this course is a great to help you grasp the basics of English. Learn to communicate through simple language chunks, learn basic grammar and talk about travel plans, daily activities, family and a lot more.

At Starters, students will learn to:
  • Ask for and give personal information
  • Say hello and goodbye
  • Answer introductory questions on social settings
  • Converse with other English speakers
  • Make arrangements, make requests, give a mini talk, talk about food, ask for directions and many more
  • Use simple grammar in writing and speaking contexts

At the end of the course, learners will have acquired basic skills and some confidence in conversing in English to express basic needs, thoughts and a range of daily contexts.
For Elementary level speakers, this course is a great to help you grasp the basics of English. Learn to communicate through simple language chunks, learn basic grammar and talk about travel plans, daily activities, family and a lot more.

At Elementary, students will learn to:
  • Ask for and give personal information
  • Say hello and goodbye
  • Answer introductory questions on social settings
  • Converse with other English speakers
  • Make arrangements, make requests, give a mini talk, talk about food, ask for directions and many more
  • Use simple grammar in writing and speaking contexts

At the end of the course, learners will have acquired basic skills and some confidence in conversing in English to express basic needs, thoughts and a range of daily contexts.

Elementary Exam
At this level, the exam will comply to Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
What is Level A2 CEFR?
  • The student has shown ability to use everyday English at a basic level.
  • Shows that the student has a good foundation in English.
The Exam Format
The candidates will sit through 3 papers in order to complete the examination for this course:
  1. Reading & Writing (1 hour 10 minutes)
    This paper will test the candidates if they understand written information on signs, brochures, newspapers, and magazines.
  2. Listening (30 minutes)
    This paper requires the candidates to understand verbal materials such as speeches.
  3. Speaking (10 minutes)
    This paper tests the candidates’ ability to take part in a conversation. The candidates would need to converse with other exam candidates face-to-face, answering and asking questions while being assessed on their ability to sustain a speech and react accordingly.
A Pre-Intermediate qualification shows that the student had mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.

At Pre-Intermediate, students will learn to:
  • Understand the main points of straightforward instructions and public announcements
  • Speak and act as a tourist of an English-speaking country
  • Participate in factual conversations in a work environment
  • Write short letters, emails, and notes on personal matters

At this level, students do not sit for an exam.

For Intermediate English users, the Intermediate qualification will show a student’s ability to think and learn independently and will help them work and study in an English-speaking country.
Upon passing the exam, students will be able to use the certificate to apply for foundation/pathway/pre-sessional courses in English-speaking countries. Furthermore, they can even use this qualification to apply for selected undergraduate programmes taught in English in a non-English speaking country.

At Intermediate, students will learn to:
  • Communicate effectively in a face-to-face conversation
  • Express opinions and present arguments
  • Listen and understand current news
  • Think and debate on an issue from different perspectives
  • Write with clarity and detail about an issue
  • Compose letters, reports, stories, and other types of composition

Intermediate Exam
At this level, the exam will comply to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is Level B1 CEFR?
Shows that the student has the ability to communicate with native speakers at a novice level

The Exam Format
The candidates will sit through 3 papers in order to complete the examination for this course:
  1. Reading & Writing (1 hour 10 minutes)
    This paper will test if the candidates understand the main points of signs, journals, newspapers, magazines. It will also test if the candidates are able to correctly use vocabulary and grammar.
  2. Listening (30 minutes)
    This paper requires the candidates to follow and understand a range of auditory materials such as announcements and discussions about everyday activities.
  3. Speaking (10 - 12 minutes)
    This paper tests the candidates’ ability to take part in a conversation. The candidates will be asked to talk about a topic with each other in a face-to-face manner. From there, they will be assessed on their speaking abilities accordingly.
For Upper-Intermediate English users, the B2 qualification will show a student’s ability to think and learn independently and will help them work and study in an English-speaking country.
Upon passing the exam, students will be able to use the certificate to apply for foundation/pathway/pre-sessional courses in English-speaking countries. Furthermore, they can even use this qualification to apply for selected undergraduate programmes taught in English in a non-English speaking country.

The Upper-intermediate Exam
At this level, the exam will comply to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
What is Level B2 CEFR?
Shows that the student has the ability to communicate with native speakers
The Exam Format
The candidates will sit through 5 papers in order to complete the examination for this course. Each paper has a 20% carry mark:
  1. Reading (1 hour)
    In this paper, the candidates are required to comprehend different types of texts, including fiction, newspapers, and magazines.
  2. Writing (1 hour 20 minutes)
    The candidates are required to produce two written pieces, such as letters, reports, reviews and short stories.
  3. Use of English (45 minutes)
    This paper will test the candidates’ ability to use the right vocabulary, tenses, phrases, and idioms in the right context.
  4. Listening (40 minutes)
    This paper requires the candidates to follow and understand a range of auditory materials that includes news, speeches, and stories.
  5. Speaking (14 minutes)
    Here, the candidates will be tested on their ability to speak and sustain conversations effectively in a face-to-face situation with several other exam candidates.
Preparing for Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries. Upon passing, the candidates will receive the Advanced Certificate which will allow them to apply and admit to over 6,000 higher education institutions, businesses, and government departments.

At Advanced, students will learn to:
  • Follow an academic course at university level
  • Communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • Participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • Carry out complex and challenging research
  • Express themselves fluently
  • React appropriately in different cultural and social situations

The Advanced Exam
At this level, the exam will comply to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is Level C1 CEFR?
Shows that the student has full competency to study and work at an international level.

The Exam Format
The candidates will sit through 5 papers in order to complete the examination for this course. Each paper has a 20% carry mark:
  1. Reading (1 hour 15 minutes)
    Shows that the candidates can confidently deal with different types of text.
  2. Writing (1 hour 30 minutes)
    Requires the candidates to be able to write a variety of different items such as essays, proposals, reports and reviews.
  3. Use of English (1 hour)
    Tests the candidates’ ability to use the right words, tenses and idioms in the right situation, at the right time.
  4. Listening (40 minutes)
    Requires the candidates to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as lectures, speeches and interviews.
  5. Speaking (15 minutes)
    Tests the candidates’ ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. They will take this test with one or two other candidates. This makes the test more realistic and reliable.

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