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Advanced Specialist Certificate in Teaching Reading and Writing (19 Jan - 5 Feb 2021)

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Advanced Specialist Certificate in Teaching Reading and Writing


  • This course deals with the principles, design and procedures in teaching reading and writing in ESL/EFL situations within a multimodal world.
  • The integration of theory and classroom practice will be achieved via journal writing, sample lesson plans and micro-teaching sessions.
  • Key theories of reading and writing and current approaches to teaching reading and writing will be explored and discussed vis-à-vis the course participants’ teaching and learning contexts.
  • There will be a special focus on helping participants to make the transition from using traditional print-based to multimodal materials. 


3 weeks (54 hours)  



By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire an up-to-date knowledge of theories, principles and practices in the teaching of reading and writing; and
  • Discuss and develop lessons in teaching different reading and writing skills and sub-skills.


Lectures, task-based workshops, discussions of prescribed readings, and evaluative analysis conducted at RELC. 






This course covers the following;

  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Writing

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the course are:

  1. An approved bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in Linguistics, English Language, TESOL or Education;
  2. At least two years of full-time English language teaching experience or experience in English language/curriculum planning and language development programmes; and 
  3. Candidates must meet the minimum language scores for any of the following:
  • IELTS: 6.5;
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based;
  • GCE O Level English: B3 and above;
  • GCE A Level General Paper:  C6 and above; or 
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): C and above
  • SPM 1119 English: B and above (GPK/PNG 3.00 and above)/Kepujian Tinggi and above
  • STPM General Paper/English Literature: B- and above (CGPA/HGMP 2.67 and above)
  • Malaysian University English test (MUET): Band 4 and above
  • CU TEP with a score of 65 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) and above
  • APTIS (all four macro skills) B2 and above

Without meeting any of the above, applicants are required to pass the RELC English selection test.

Application Details

Application Details

The closing date for application is on 16 October 2020.


  1. Applications can be done via email at
  2. Please submit the following documents for your application:
  • Application Form (completed and endorsed)
  • Medical Examination Form (For overseas applicant only)
  • A copy of  your certificates of degrees/diplomas, certified by your institution
  • A copy of  your transcripts, certified by your institution.  Where a transcript is in a language other than English, it should be accompanied by a certified translation into English.  (In the absence of a transcript, a certified statement on the degrees/academic qualifications achieved with a listing of subjects studied and subject examination results is required.)
  • Reference letters (The two reference letters can be from an academic staff who has supervised you or a current/previous employer.)
  • A copy of current/valid IELTS or official TOEFL results certified by your institution (for applicants from non-English medium education systems)
  1. Please submit a soft copy of the above documents to RELC via email at


(All fees stated below, are in SGD, unless otherwise stated)

Fee Components:

Description Amount
Registration Fee (inclusive of GST) 64.20
Tuition Fee (inclusive of GST) 1,300.00

Students from outside Singapore are advised to subscribe to the Group Health Insurance Scheme at S$53.50 per month (inclusive of GST), as medical costs in the event of illness can be very high. 



  • All fees are subject to change without notice; 
  • RELC does not accept any responsibility for accidents on journeys to and from Singapore or in Singapore, or for the loss of baggage and other personal belongings in transit or in Singapore;
  • RELC will also not be responsible for taking out air, travel and personal accident insurance for students; and
  • Students are expected to incur additional costs for miscellaneous learning materials.


b)    Payment of fees


  • The Registration Fee must be submitted together with the Application Form and supporting documents;
  • Fees are payable before the commencement of the course;
  • Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre; and
  • An administration fee of S$50.00 (inclusive of GST) will be imposed for cheques which are dishonoured.


c)    Refund of fees


  • The registration fee is strictly non-refundable; 
  • Cancellation of enrolment must be made in writing; 
  • An Administration Fee of S$160.50 (inclusive of GST) will be charged if the notice of cancellation / withdrawal is made less than 5 calendar days from the date on which the payment is received;
  • Full course fees paid is non-refundable if the notice cancellation / withdrawal is made after 5 calendar days from the date on which the payment was received; and
  • Withdrawals after the course has commenced will not be eligible for refund.

Fee Components:

Fee Components:
Registration Fee (inclusive of GST) 64.20
Tuition Fee (inclusive of GST) 1,300.00

Grad Requirements

Graduation Requirements

To complete the course successfully, the candidate must satisfy the below criteria. A course participant whose progress has not been satisfactory may be required to terminate his/her candidature.

  • Satisfy class attendance requirements;
  • Attain a satisfactory standard in required course work; and
  • Complete all assignments and an exam.



The course will lead to the award of an Advanced Specialist Certificate in Teaching Reading and Writing.

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