English Language Immersion Programme (ELIP) – Offered at 3 levels for young learners who are not native speakers of English, and who are in school at Primary, Secondary or Higher Secondary levels.
The English Language Immersion Programme (ELIP), offered at CMR, enhances the young learners’ abilities to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language, thereby equipping them to exchange ideas and opinions, express emotions, and present information. This programme helps learners to gain the relevant language skills for success in future higher English language courses.
Targeted primarily at young learners, the ELIP programme is offered at three levels to international students and is meant to be taken as an independent course. Students participating in this programme get to work with highly qualified and trained teaching staff who have broad experience in teaching.
Most importantly, it also aims to promote cross-cultural learning through India Focus Sessions where students have the opportunity to appreciate Indian arts, music, festivals, customs and traditions, as part of the programme. India Focus Sessions and cultural programmes are conducted by experts in the respective fields. Students are given plenty of opportunities to put into practice their language skills by presenting on cross-cultural topics, and by sharing information about their country and culture during such sessions.
Students undergo 2-4 weeks (approx. 40 – 80 hours) of classroom instruction at 3 levels (Pre Beginner 1-3). The durations have been planned keeping in mind internationally accepted standards of learning for young learners. A pre-training assessment test is administered on the first day, to determine the strengths and weakness of the participants, and the areas where they need more help during training.
Custom designed programmes for longer durations are available as per students’ requirements.
Intake: ELIP is offered throughout the academic year
Pre Beginner 1: Knowledge of the English alphabet and simple words
Pre Beginner 2: Knowledge of basic English grammar, and a vocabulary of about 50-100 words
Pre Beginner 3: Ability to converse using simple sentences, with a vocabulary of over a 100 words
Upon successful completion of the ELIP course, the participant will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation from the CMR Life Skills Institute.