Programme Overview

The CIE is a 15 -month programme where students gain direct entry into the diploma courses offered at DISTED upon completion. It is specifically aimed for students who have failed to obtain the necessary grades needed to enroll into a diploma/foundation course. It is also designed for students who aim to improve their English language proficiency and develop the skills needed to take entrance examinations such as IELTS/PTE/TOEFL. This course is targeted to develop learner’s basic language skills for educational, vocational and social purposes. At the end of the course, students will show progress in their ability to express their views and opinions clearly and confidently. Students can also opt for this programme to equip themselves with skills for progression into higher education. This course is also ideal for tourists who are looking to practice their English in a conducive learning environment during their stay in Malaysia or employees who want to develop their English proficiency according to their budget and lifestyle.
Intake Dates 2024 :
Intakes are available in January and August.
Duration :
15 months
Minimum Entry Requirements :
SPM: 1 credit and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia.
Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian GovernmentDownload Brochure Enquiry
Study Certificate in Intensive English Programme at DISTED College

Programme Structure & Courses

  • Semester 1

    • Enhancing students’ English proficiency for social communication at interpersonal level.
    • Focusing on reading , listening, speaking and writing skills with the understanding various grammar structures.
    • At every level, lessons are designed using multiple intelligence concept where activities are incorporated to increase student engagement.


    • Integrated Reading 1
    • Elementary Writing
    • Essential Grammar 1
    • Listening & Speaking 1
    • MPU 1 -Malaysian Studies
  • Semester 2

    • At this level, students should be able to discuss general topics using both oral and written communication, expressing facts and opinions effectively.
    • Develop digital literacy skills to find information on a wide range of topics discussed in the classroom.
    • At this point, teaching materials are infused with more complex topics regarding social, environment, politics and economic issues.


    • Integrated Reading 2
    • Developing Writing Skills
    • Essential Grammar 2
    • Listening & Speaking 2
    • MPU 3 – Family and Society
  • Semester 3

    • At this level, students are exposed to academic content of reading, writing, listening and speaking in preparation for tertiary education.
    • A strong foundation is provided for a structured learning environment , using well-supported and advanced teaching and learning resources.
    • At this level, students are gradually exposed to skills needed for English proficiency tests such as IELTS/PTE/TOEFL so that they become familiar with the format.


    • Introduction to IELTS Reading & Vocabulary
    • Introduction to Academic Writing
    • Fundamentals of Grammar
    • Listening & Speaking 3
    • MPU 2 – Decision Making Skills/
    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Semester 4

    • Students are able to demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically and creatively in solving problems and making decisions at tertiary level.
    • They also develop the knowledge and studying habits, appropriate to a college/university environment.
    • At this level, students should have reached a proficiency level of IELTS higher than Band 5.5 and/or be able to perform tasks at CEF B2 level.


    • Advanced Academic Reading
    • Creative Writing
    • Fundamentals of Advanced Academic Writing
    • Introduction to Business English Listening and Note-Taking
    • Academic Study
    • Presentation Skills
Fee Structure

*If you do not see a date that suits you, please submit an enquiry form with your request and we will do our best to help you.


* Registration (RM300) and Application (RM100) Fees are non-refundable
* Caution Money (RM300) is refundable
* All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
* International Student Application fee RM 4,769
* DISTED reserves the right at its absolute discretion to add, delete or amend any terms & conditions without prior notice.


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