Intensive English Programme
The Intensive English Programme (IEP) at Curtin Malaysia is designed specially to improve students’ general English language proficiency. This programme specifically caters for potential tertiary education students who lack the English language entry requirements for a Foundation or Degree course.
The IEP consists of 4 levels: Pre, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. The course consists of 20 contact hours per week. There are four intakes/terms a year. Each term comprises of 9 weeks. A Placement Test is administered to determine students’ command of English. Based on the test results, students are placed at the appropriate IEP level .
By the end of the programme, students are expected to critically analyse information, create cogent arguments and deliver academic presentations. Students at the Advanced level take the IELTS as the exit test. The bands that students achieve from this test can be used to meet the English entry requirements at the different levels of entry to Curtin courses.
At the end of each nine-week term, students sit for an internal test, and based on their scores they are streamed again. Students who have improved substantially may skip a level or two if they make the score. As illustrated in the diagram below. The exit test for Advanced Level is IELTS.