Certificate in English


Course Description

Certificate in English Program is intended to help students who need to improve their English language skills in order to study in university. English is the medium of instruction at MIB; therefore, competence in the language is a requirement for success in academic pursuits. There are three stages in Intensive English Program; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in English provides students with the English skills they need to prosper in education and in employment. After completion of this course, student can either continue with their studies or continue their path such as:

  • Clerk
  • Tour guide
  • Receptionist
  • Telephonist
  • Personal Assistant

With the knowledge and skills gained, you’ll become highly employable and sought-after by many corporations.

The Certificate in English is for:

  • Students who are learning English as an additional language
  • New migrants who want to improve their English to prepare for future academic study
  • People who want to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing so that they can pursue their further studies without any language barrier.

Entry requirements

  • Passed SPM/SPVM or equivalent with 1 credit OR
  • Passed O’ level with 1 credit  OR
  • Passed with 1 credit at UEC level  OR
  • SMK or SKM Level 2


This semester is the first step to teaching students about the four skills in the English language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) along with basic preliminary vocabulary, pronunciation and basic grammar components.

By completing this semester, students will be able to:

  • Acquire the most Basic English grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • Familiarize with the English alphabet and its pronunciation.
  • Acquire the basic and preliminary vocabulary for their daily conversation.
  • Construct basic sentence structure and the information of short simple paragraphs.
  • Teach students to write basic simple sentences in English and to equip them with language tools for daily communication usage.
  • Learn academic writing in order to improve their academic writing skill and to develop their written and linguistic proficiency.


  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Local Students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (Foreign Students)
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Grammar 1
  • Listening & Speaking


This semester of the English program where students will not only develop their knowledge of the four language skills but also be familiarized with History of English and will also develop their linguistic form in developing English.

By completing this semester the students will be able to:

  • Improve on the four language skills.
  • Develop their semantic and syntactic knowledge of the second language.
  • Learn linguistic in order to improve their linguistic proficiency.
  • Use formal appropriate language, social etiquette and cross-cultural norms in order for them to get a better understanding of the ways of communication.
  • Give effective presentations by using appropriate and purposeful language.


  • Leadership
  • History of the English Language
  • Introduction to Linguistic
  • Reading 2
  • Listening & Speaking 2
  • Grammar 2


This is the third semester of the English program where students will continue to develop their understanding of the four language skills. They will also continue to develop their knowledge of using English for professional ethic purposes.

By completing this semester the students will be able to:

  • Develop the students’ understanding of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) along with their grammatical knowledge, the related vocabulary and pronunciation.
  • Develop the students’ knowledge about English vocabulary, sentence structure, phrases, expressions and professional and formal language.
  • Be able to develop the students’ public speaking skills and boost their self- confidence to be able to speak and communicate with a wide range of audience in various contexts and for different purposes.


  • Varities of English
  • Pengajian Moral (Non – Muslim) / Pengajian Islam (Muslim)
  • Professional Ethics


This level is a review of all the four language structures (reading, writing, speaking and listening) that the students have learned. It also provides students with a complete knowledge of the four language skills that they need in order to develop their language skill. It also continues to develop the students’ creative writing skills and familiarizes students with two new subjects including Integrated Language skills and Introduction to Literature.

By completing this semester the students will be able to:

  • Acquire all there is to know about the four language skills so that the students are fully prepared.
  • Fully develop the students’ writing skills, speaking skills, presentation skills, comprehension skills, professional communication skills, theatrical and literacy skills.


  • Speech Communication
  • Integrated Language Skills
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Business Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Flexible pathway

The Certificate in English program advances the English proficiency of new students who do not, at the time of admission, meet the minimum English requirements for their program. Through a successive series of four semester, students will advance their ability to listen, speak, read and write academic English. Upon successful completion of the certificate, they are well prepared to be successful academically in a wholly English academic environment.

Apply Online

Online Application – CLICK HERE

Duration – 18 months

Award – MIB Certificate

Study Loan Options – Monthly Instalment

Intakes – January, April, September

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