IELTS Preparatory Programmes

IELTS Preparatory Programmes


Pre-tertiary English Support


Cultivating language for a better tomorrow and endless possibilities


Three Pillars of Excellence


Our School Philosophy is based on the belief that every student is a unique individual.

Given the right education, each student has the capability to achieve his or her full potential.

We will provide a safe and secure learning environment for students to promote intellectual growth.

Our vision is to be a school renowned for its excellence in education and holistic character development of the students.

We want to instil a love of learning by using proven educational tools so that students will be motivated to aim for excellence.




Placement Methods


Students will be subjected to a placement test prior to joining our programmes to best determine the type of class suited to their level.

Placement tests will usually last anywhere between 1 ½ hours to 2 ½ hours depending on the length of the placement tests and will typically assess more than 1 component of a student’s language proficiency.




In view of the need to constantly monitor the students’ progress in the English Language, USM @ China has made the decision to assess students’ language proficiency on a weekly basis.

The assessments from the second to the third week of the month – labelled as Formative Assessments – consists of bite-sized, easy-to-follow questions with the goal of establishing whether one’s learning objectives for the week have been attained.

The assessment conducted on the final week of the month – labelled Summative Assessments – are assessments modelled after IELTS with the purpose of familiarizing students with the actual examination and assessing whether students are ready for the actual test.