All programs at TLC are designed to assist students in improving their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing academically, and to help them to instill confidence in moving forward to the next level of learning. These Programs will equip students with the language skills that are essential for them to succeed the future undergraduate/graduate studies at the post-secondary institutions they plan to pursue.
Academic English Study Program (AES) – For Future Undergraduate Studies
To achieve the best result in teaching and learning, undergraduate language preparation programs at TLC are organized to teach progressive or advanced skills within the context of academic content areas. This Modular Academic System (MAS) of Learning is composed of four progressive levels. Each level will be taught through the lens of 3 Academic Content Areas–Humanities and Social Sciences (MAS-H), Sciences and Math (MAS-S), and Professional Studies (MAS-P). Each level is composed of three 5-week learning and assessment sessions; students are therefore able to start the program every five weeks. In addition to the 20 hours per week of direct learning, students will attend daily Supervised Assignment Session to supplement in-class learning.
AES Level 1
For learners at the basic level of English. The three modules include
- 1-H (Humanities and Social Sciences)
- 1-P (Professions and Business)
- 1-S (Physical and Natural Sciences)
AES Level 2
Continues teaching learners at the basic level. The three modules include
- 2-H (Business and Economics)
- 2-P (Tourism and Hospitality)
- 2-S (Science)
AES Level 3
For pre-intermediate learners. The three modules include
- 3-H (Business Studies)
- 3-P (Hospitality)
- 3-S (Environmental Sciences)
AES Level 4
For intermediate learners. The three modules include
- 4-H (Public Relations)
- 4-P (Management Studies)
- 4-S (Internet and Computer)
Pre-Graduate Study Programs (PGS) – For Future Graduate Studies
PGS Level 1
This level is delivered with the combination of TLC Academic English course and two TWU BA Leadership credit courses.
PGS Level 2
This level is delivered with the combination of TLC Academic English course and three TWU BA Leadership credit courses.
Students who successfully complete the PGS (Pre-Graduate Study) Level-1 & 2 and meet the GPA requirements in the specified content area will be admissible into the TWU graduate programs (MA Leadership and MBA programs) requiring an IELTS 7.0 English Language proficiency.