Certificate in Chinese Language – Elementary

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Certificate in Chinese Language – Elementary

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This Certificate in Chinese Language program combines maximum progress with maximum communicative practice. It develops fluency, confidence and accuracy while improving all the essential skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. It’s designed to develop student’s grasp of the Chinese Language.

Courses

1. Certificate in Chinese Language – Elementary

This course is intended for students with very little knowledge of the Chinese language. The courses focus on basic Hanyu Pinyin (Chinese phonetics), reading, speaking and writing skills. On completion of the course, the student will be able to listen to and understand simple conversations, read and understand simple articles, communicate clearly but slowly.

Entry Requirements: Age 12 and above

Subject

Chinese Language

Course Duration

Full time, 6 months, Monday to Friday, 5 Hours per day

Intakes

Intake No. Start Date
Elementary 02 January

Please note that prospective students are advised to submit their application at least 6 weeks before the start date.

Manner of Teaching

Lectures, Tutorial, Audio Immersion (via CDs), Role-play

Average Teacher – Student Ratio

1:32 (maximum)

Manner of assessment / examination

End of course examination
.Chinese Language (written): 70%
.Chinese Language (oral): 30%

Criteria for Graduation

Min 50% of the Total marks in the Final Exam

And

Minimum Attendance Requirement

– Foreign Student – At least 90% attendance (absence with valid reason)

– Local Student – At least 75% attendance (absence with valid reason)

Criteria for Progression

Minimum 40% of the total marks in the Final Exam

And

Minimum Attendance Requirement

– Foreign Student – At least 90% attendance (absence with valid reason)

– Local Student – At least 75% attendance (absence with valid reason)

Progression Pathway

Certificate in Chinese Language – Intermediate (Awarding Body: Birmingham Academy)

Criteria for Award

Min 50% of the Total marks in the Final Exam

and

Minimum Attendance Requirement

Foreign Student – At least 90% attendance (absence with valid reason)
Local Student – At least 75% attendance (absence with valid reason)

Award

Certificate in Chinese Language – Elementary

Awarding Body

Birmingham Academy

Fees Structure (S$- Singapore Dollar)

Fees Breakdown Amount Sub Total Payment Due Date
Application Fee $350 $350 Upon Application
Course Fee $6,000 $8,400 After complete signing the official documents: Advisory Note, Standard Student Contract, Student Fee Protection Setup Documents
Material Fee $500
Admin Fee $500
Examination Fee $250
Student Welfare $500
International Student Management Fee $500
Fee Protection Scheme Setup Fee $150
Total $8,750 NA

Remark:

1. Application Fee is non-refundable.

2. The above payment does not include Student’s Pass Processing Fee ($30.00), issuance fee ($60.00) for every student’s pass issued, and a multiple-entry visa fee ($30.00) for visa required nationals. THE AMOUNT IS TO BE PAID TO ICA DIRECTLY.

3. Security Deposit in the form of a Banker’s Guarantee to ICA (for student above 16 years old):

a) Indonesia, Philippine and Thailand, Amount S$1000.00.

b) Bangladesh, Myanmar, China & India, Amount S$5000.00.

c) Other Countries, Amount S$1500.00

Document Required

1. Photocopy of Passport

2. Four recent passport sized photographs (with white background)

3. One certified true copy of birth certificate

4. One certified true copy of highest educational certificate

5. One certified true copy of highest educational results transcript

6. Bank Statements/Fixed Deposit (equivalent of S$30,000/-) for VISA required natioanls

7. Photocopy of parents’ passport (If below 18 years old)

8. Certified true copy of working testimonials stating the position held and salary per month. (If unemployed, provide parents’ or spouse’s working testimonials)

Please note that Notarised Translations are required if the documents are not in English.

Miscellaneous Fee

(non-compulsory and non-standard fees which are paid only when necessary or applicable):

Purpose of Fee Amount
Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter $50.00
Additional Book Fee per Book $100.00
Additional Uniform Fee $20.00
Administrative Fee for Registration of External Examination $50.00
Administrative Fee for Retrieval of Personal Documents per Documents $20.00
Administrative Fees for Extension $100.00
Administrative Fees for Replacement of Student’s Pass $350.00
Appeal for result Fee per Assessment $150.00
Course Deferment Fee $350.00
Late Payment Fee $100.00
Lost of Student’s Pass (for first loss) $100.00
Re-Assessment Fee Per Module $150.00
Re-Enrollment Fee $350.00
Re-module fee (per module) $1,000.00
Renewal of Student Pass $120.00

Testimonial

Placed to Bendemeer Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express : “Thanks to the school and all the teachers. Ms Jennifer is a very good teacher, she helped me and my classmates a lot. She is the best teacher I’ve ever met. Mr Chai is a very nice teacher, he helped me a lot with my mathematics. Ms Geng Di is a good manager, she always asked my friends and me to study hard. Ms Huang, Ms Feng, Ms Li and principal also treat me nicely. Thanks to everybody in Birmingham for helping me to pass the AEIS Exam.”

Nguyen Minh KhangPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”

Huang HanyuPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”

Sun XiaoqingPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school.  I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”

Shi KexinPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”

Ke MingzhePreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”

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Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”

Long YufeiPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”

Shi GuonanPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.

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