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Advanced Specialist Certificate in Language Assessment
(14 May 2022 – 2 July 2022)

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Advanced Specialist Certificate in Language Assessment

Please download the application forms under 'Application Details' section




This course is specifically designed for language teachers and assessors who are interested in understanding and applying principles and practices of formative assessment and summative assessment within the context of their respective institutions.  The course will focus on how to integrate formative assessment within regular teaching activities and how to construct and evaluate language tests. 


7 weeks (54 hours)  



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

  • explain key concepts, principles and practices of language assessment;
  • develop activities and resources for formative assessment;
  • integrate formative assessment practices in their lesson planning;
  • prepare an effective language test to test different aspects of language proficiency; and
  • evaluate language tests and recommend improvements to enhance the quality of the test.


This course is conducted fully online through:

  • synchronous webinars (8 sessions X 3 hours = 24 hours), held on Saturday mornings; and
  • asynchronous lessons (7 X 4 hours or more = 30 hours). 





  1. Formative assessment
  2. Summative assessment


  • Five discussion forums (4% x 5 = 20%)
  • Five quizzes (2% x 5= 10%)
  • Two major assignments (35% x 2 = 70%)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the course are:

a) An approved bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in Linguistics, English Language, TESOL or Education;

b) At least two years of full-time English language teaching experience or experience in English language/curriculum planning and language development programmes; and 

c) Candidates must meet the minimum language scores for any of the following:

  • IELTS:  6.5;
  • TOEFL:  550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; 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): B and 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  

    Note: Applicants who do not meet Criteria (c) are required to pass the RELC English selection test.

Application Details

Application Details


Closing Date: 18 February 2022


  1. Applications can be sent via email at
  2. Please submit the following documents for your application:
  • Application Form (completed and endorsed)
  • Medical Examination Form (For overseas applicant only) (Not required for Online Courses)
  • 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.)
  • 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



Year 2022 course fees

Tuition Fees: SGD1,300 (inclusive of GST)
Registration Fees: SGD64.20 (inclusive of GST)

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.


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.


Refund policy

  • 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 payable 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.

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 webinar attendance requirements;
  • Attain a satisfactory standard in required course work; and
  • Complete all assignments.



The course will lead to the award of an Advanced Specialist Certificate in Language Assessment.

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