English for International Mobility

English for International Mobility


About the Programmes

The Centre for English Language Studies offers two types of English language short courses to equip students with the essential English language skills to undertake college or university level programmes taught in English. English for International Mobility is a fully online course, while the Intensive English Programme is a hybrid course which offers two days of online and three days of in-person classes The content of the two courses is exactly the same. A systematic build-up of teaching and learning strategies enable learners to develop a sound foundation in English. Once you achieve the required proficiency level, you will be ready for one of Sunway’s many academic programmes.


Programme Highlights

  • Conducted online in real-time / in-person using up to date digital tools (e.g. Kahoot, Padlet, Quizizz) that promote interactive and effective learning for campus-based and/or home-based students
  • Complimentary IELTS preparation (30 hours) for students placed in Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Levels
  • Useful and varied learning activities such as Cross-cultural Conversations, Extensive Reading Initiatives, oral presentations and project-based learning
  • Placing students according to their strengths through a four skill online English Placement Test
  • A structured and reliable assessment system that prepares students for internationally-recognised English language proficiency tests
  • Highly qualified lecturers with dynamic and learner-centered approaches
  • Individual attention and special guidance to meet learners’ needs


Programme Structure

The programme covers both oral and written components with an emphasis on English for Academic Purposes. The Oral component focuses on listening and speaking while the Written component emphasises reading and writing. Students in the programme are streamed into one of four levels, depending on their proficiency. Each level comprises 200 hours of instruction over 10 weeks:

  • Elementary Level
  • Pre-Intermediate Level
  • Intermediate Level*
  • Upper Intermediate Level*

A placement test is administered online prior to entry. Students may be placed at different levels for the Oral and Written components of the programme according to their strength. This placement ensures that each student is able to derive maximum benefit from the programme.

*Students placed in the Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Levels are eligible to take a complimentary IELTS preparatory course of 30 hours concurrently. This online course is designed to prepare students for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), an English Language test which meets the language entry requirement for many higher education institutions worldwide.

At the end of the programme, students will be given a certificate of achievement that indicates their competency profile.



January, April, July, September 2023

Entry Requirements

Completion of secondary or high school education, or equivalent.

Course Fee

English for International Mobility (EIM) - MYR 4,000 per level (min 1 level, max 4 levels)
Enrolment fee: MYR 700

Intensive English Programme (IEP) - MYR 4,495 per level (min 1 level, max 4 levels)
Enrolment fee: MYR700
Refundable deposit MYR 700