The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a full-time course that equips students with the English Language skills necessary to undertake college or university-level programs taught in English. Once you achieve the required proficiency level, you will be ready for one of Sunway’s many academic programs.

The program covers both oral and written components with an emphasis on English for Academic Purposes. A systematic build-up of teaching and learning strategies enables learners to develop a sound foundation in English.

Higher-level students may choose to take a special part-time preparatory course for IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This course is designed to prepare students for the IELTS, an English Language test which meets the language entry requirement for many higher education institutions worldwide. The IELTS preparatory course involves an additional 30 hours tuition over a 10-week period.


January, April, July & September


10 weeks (200 hours) for each Level

Programme Structure

The programme consists of oral and written components. The oral component emphasises listening and speaking, while the written focuses on reading and writing.

Students in the programme are streamed into one of four levels, depending on their proficiency. Each level covers 200 hours of instruction over 10 weeks:

  • Level 1 – Beginner
  • Level 2 – Elementary
  • Level 3 – Pre-Intermediate
  • Level 4 – Intermediate

A placement test is administered prior to entry.

Students may be placed at different levels for the oral and written components of the programme. This placement ensures that each student is able to derive maximum benefit from the programme.

At the end of the programme, students will be given a certificate of completion and a progress report that indicates their competency profile.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Jan 2020
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