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FAQs

  • Different children have different learning styles and pace. Being able to do one subject does not mean it is ‘okay’ to delay their progress. We must always strike a balance between understanding of concepts and the mastery of basic skills so that children are able to acquire the language skills needed in real-life situations to describe or explain and provide reasoning for their answers or views clearly.

  • Considering your teaching background, you might be interested in enrolling for our Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers programme to upgrade your teaching skills and knowledge and advance professionally in your teaching career. Cambridge Education For Life is a Cambridge International Centre for the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) that awards the CIDTT qualification.

  • Our Speech and Drama lessons are theme-based. Together with the teacher, the students explore a variety of readings, poems, scripts and conversations in an energetic and engaging environment, which allows them to enhance their communication skills through guided group discussions, poetry recitations, reading aloud, choral reading, storytelling, miming and character dramatisation.

  • Some of our CEFL Centres are running holiday programmes such as Speech and Drama, available at 3 levels for learners aged 4 - 12 years, and Intensive English Programme (IEP), available at 2 levels to prepare learners for higher academic studies and professional work in English. The IEP course is flexible, offering learners a choice of modules and course duration.

  • Adult learners who have successfully completed a non-examination course will each receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • The Conversational English course provides learners with opportunities to practise listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Available at two levels, with each level being taught over 20 weeks, the course is designed to help learners develop oral fluency, grammatical accuracy as well as knowledge of vocabulary, language forms and functions that will allow them to communicate effectively in everyday English.

  • The Business English Communications Skills programme is suitable for adult learners who wish to improve their English language communication skills. The HRDF-claimable programme begins with a diagnostic assessment of learners’ existing knowledge, command as well as business language usage. 
     
    It is designed to help participants develop and refine their language knowledge and skills for various situations requiring effective written and spoken communication. There are 40 lessons of 1.5 hours each, conducted twice a week, and it takes 20 weeks (2 terms) to complete the whole programme.
  • Available at three levels - Preliminary, Vantage and Higher, BEC is ideal for learners preparing for a career in business who may wish to obtain the Cambridge English Language Assessment examination qualification, or for those already working who want to improve their English communication skills and job prospects. 
     
    Each course level addresses all four language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and takes 40 weeks (normally weekly classes of two hours each on weekday evenings or weekends).
  • The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is designed to offer a high-level qualification to individuals who wish to use English for professional or study purposes. Apart from widespread corporate recognition, CAE is also accepted by a majority of educational institutions and universities in Britain, Australasia, North America and around the world as fulfilling their English language entrance requirements.

  • The Cambridge Key English Test (KET) is the first level of the Cambridge English Language Assessment Main Suite of examinations and offers learners a basic qualification in English, which serves as an ideal pathway to higher qualifications.

  • The Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) courses are designed for children aged 7 to 12 years. The focus of language learning is on acquiring all four communication skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, which are taught at each level. The courses culminate in a series of accessible and highly motivating tests – the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests, which are recognised internationally.

  • Our Cambridge Junior English (JE) course, available at two levels, is specifically designed for preschoolers. We firmly believe in encouraging children to learn correct forms of English from an early age as this will give them a thorough grounding and a strong foundation for their future studies.

  • Universities in Britain, North America and throughout the world accept the certificates awarded to successful candidates at CAE and CPE levels as evidence of an adequate standard of English for admission to undergraduate and post graduate degree courses. Furthermore, both IELTS and TOEFL qualifications have a validity period of two years whereas the Cambridge English certificates are valid for life.

  • The range of Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations includes specialist examinations in Business English, English for Academic Purposes as well as tests for young learners and a suite of certificates and diploma for language teachers. 
     
    The Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations are known all over the world and are recognised by universities, employers and national education authorities in many countries.
  • Yes, we do. CEFL is an Authorised Centre for the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations and is the only Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations Authorised Centre in Malaysia which has ‘Cambridge’ in its company name. The Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre Exams Manager who is based at CEFL Headquarters in Merchant Square, Tropicana, near Kuala Lumpur, supervises all Authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Subcentres under CEFL as well as Cambridge English Language Assessment exam candidates from supplier institutions of learning.

  • The Cambridge English Language Assessment courses can be taken by anyone whose first language is not English and are suitable for learners of all nationalities and of almost any age. Cambridge English For Life offers specifically tailored courses that prepare students for all the Cambridge English examinations.

  • The Placement Test is a language assessment service for individuals and organisations to determine the English language skills of the individuals or employees, job applicants or trainees in a way which is relevant to their work or level of proficiency. 

    The test covers reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, with optional assessment in speaking and writing. The test results will enable the centre to place the student at an appropriate level for optimum benefit. 

    A payment of RM50 will be required, of which RM25 will be used as fee for placement test and the balance of RM25 will be used as part payment of the total course fee.

  • Go to our website at www.cambridgeforlife.org and click on Locations to get the location map and full contact details of our nearest centre to you.