Advanced Specialist Certificate in Language Assessment


Please download the application forms under the ‘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 both in face-to-face and online teaching contexts.


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.


3 weeks (54 hours)


This course is conducted on-site and in-person through:

  • Face-to-face lessons (10 sessions X 3 hours = 30 hours); and
  • Independent online learning/Self-directed group discussion/Flipped learning/Consultation
    (8 X 3 hours = 24 hours).





1. Formative assessment
2. Summative assessment




• Assignments and
• Written Exam

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; 79 internet based;
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) is required;
    • GCE O Level English: B4 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 Citerion (3) are required to pass the RELC English selection test.

Application Details

Closing Date : 29 January 2024

Applications can be sent via email at 

Please submit the following documents for your  application:

  • Application Form (completed and endorsed)
  • RELC Medical Examination Form (for overseas applicants only)
  • Copies of your certificates of degrees/diplomas, certified by your institution
  • Copies 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.)
  • Copies of current/valid IELTS or official TOEFL results certified by your institution (for applicants from non-English medium education systems)

Please submit a soft copy of the above documents to RELC via email At


Year 2024 Course Fees

Tuition Fees: SGD 1,730.00 (excluding GST*)

Registration Fees: SGD 78.00 (excluding GST*)

*Course fees exclude 9% GST, which will be added during payment.

• All fees are subject to change without notice;
• RELC does not accept any responsibility for accidents on journey 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 SGD 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 SGD 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 are 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.

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 a written exam.


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