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English + University Pathway Program

The English + University Pathway Program (Certified Intensive English Program – CIEP) is ideal for students who wish to learn English abroad to further their academic study, advance their career or experience foreign cultures and make new friends.

The CIEP provides intensive development of the listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills that you need to communicate accurately and effectively in the academic world and beyond.

The ELS CIEP Advanced Level 109 Certification is recognized by more than 650 universities around the world as proof of English language proficiency for admissions in place of IELTSTM or TOEFL® scores.

When you graduate from the ELS CIEP program, you will be able to join one of our partner universities in Malaysia. ELS Malaysia offers free university placement counselling to our students seeking to continue their education in Malaysia or abroad.

Your CIEP Pathway to University

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • achieve your full potential for personal, professional or educational success
  • master speaking, reading and writing skills
  • develop organization, coherence and accuracy in writing
  • acquire research and note-taking skills

Course Structure

  • 9 levels of instruction – Beginner through Advanced
  • Each level is four weeks in duration
  • Certificate of Completion for students completing Advanced Level 109

Maximum Class Size

20 students per class

Sample Class Schedule

  • 8.30AM – 10.25AM: Structure & Speaking Practice
  • 10.30AM – 11.25PM: Vocabulary Enrichment
  • 11.25AM – 12.25PM: Lunch
  • 12.30PM – 2.25PM: Reading & Writing
  • 2.30PM – 5.30PM: Language Technology Centre / Self Study


16 weeks (or 24 weeks for ELS Kuala Lumpur)

Visa Requirements

Student Visa

Featured University Pathways

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Taylor’s University

SEGi University

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation