English Language Proficiency Courses

English Language Proficiency Courses

A good command of English is important for students to successfully complete a degree programme. In order to help raise the level of English proficiency and to enhance academic performance by equipping students with necessary English Language skills relevant to both their academic and professional lives, the Teaching & Learning Centre developed a suite of English Proficiency (EP) courses, consisting of 5 online courses. One of them is a diagnostic course and the other 4 are language enhancement courses (LECs).

SDE101 Essential English Skills and English Proficiency Assessment

This course aims to diagnose students’ English Proficiency abilities and contains two English Proficiency Assessments (EPA) and a set of materials related to developing better listening, reading, and writing skills.

Course fees: Free

SDE102 Developing Academic Writing Skills

This course presents some of the operational aspects and essential skills necessary for producing written work of the required standard. The purpose of this course is to familiarise you with specific skills of writing to enable you to produce coherent and cohesive written assignments.

Course fees: Between S$53.50 and S$107 (inclusive of GST).

SDE103 Grammar

This course aims to equip you with some of the foundational knowledge and skills required to construct grammatical sentences and to avoid common errors in English, so that you may communicate your ideas clearly and persuasively in your assignments and examinations. The course will take you through the nuts and bolts of grammar, and explore how words, phrases and clauses may be combined effectively into coherent sentences.

Course fees: Free

SDE104 Academic Reading

As a student at university, reading is the kind of academic activity that you are expected to engage in regularly, and your very survival as a student hinges on your ability to successfully use your reading materials in your assignments and examinations. Before you can incorporate your reading texts into your writing, you must first comprehend what you are reading. Reading materials that are used at university level study can be very sophisticated. It is thus important that you equip yourself with academic reading skills to help you wade your way through the sometimes murky body of knowledge.

Course fees: Free

SDE105 Academic Writing

This course helps students to develop core competencies in academic writing skills required at university. These generic and transferable skills will be useful in writing all academic reports and essays.

Course fees: Between S$53.50 and S$107 (inclusive of GST).

These courses serve two purposes. They are compulsory courses for some students but optional for others.

For students admitted to Singapore University of Social Sciences from January 2016 intake, some of you are required to complete the course SDE101 Essential English Skills and English Proficiency Assessment, by the end of their first term. Instructions on how to access SDE101 will be sent to you via email.

To find out whether you have or have not met the English Language Proficiency (ELP) needs, please refer to Singapore University of Social Sciences’s website.

If you have not met the ELP needs, check out the following video to find out how the EP support program is going to help you.

For those of who have met the ELP requirements but who want to strengthen your English capability, you are welcome to register for any of the courses. Typically, these courses are offered once a term and the registration closes a week before the start date of the course. Please refer to the below dates for the registration period.

How to register for SDE course(s)?

  1. Please login to Student Portal.
  2. Click on "E-Services" on the left menu.
  3. Click on "Event Registration" in Student E-Services.
  4. Click on the "Event ID" of the specific SDE course(s) you wish to register for.

The SDE course(s) registration period is a month and will only open and close on the date listed below.

Year

Semester

Term

Registration Period

Course Duration

      Opens on Closes On  

2017

July

1

5 Jun

3 Jul

10 Jul – 21 Aug

2017

July

2

7 Aug

4 Sep

11 Sep – 23 Oct

2018

January

1

4 Dec

1 Jan

8 Jan – 19 Feb

2018

January

2

5 Feb

5 Mar

12 Mar – 23 Apr

2018

July

1

4 Jun

2 Jul

9 Jul – 20 Aug

2018

July

2

6 Aug

3 Sep

10 Sep – 22 Oct