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81800 Ulu Tiram, Mukim Plentong, Johor, Malaysia.

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Direct English Language Programme

 


Direct English Language Learning Programme 
[HRDF Claimable | HRDF Registered Training Provider (362221-T) ] 

A Unique & Wholesome Approach Learning the English Language
Do you wish to be fluent in English and boost your interpersonal skills at the same time? Are you planning to take up an English language examination (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, MUET) soon? Perhaps you can already write well but still find yourself lacking the much needed verbal fluency to express your thoughts and ideas readily and effortlessly - a common challenge faced by people whose first language is not English. 

Whatever the needs may be, Direct English, through its unique and wholesome approach, is here to help you develop your English language mastery by improving both your writing proficiency (vocabulary, grammar, correspondences, reports, agreements) and your verbal fluency & fluidity (social conversations, discussions, presentations, negotiations)

What is Direct English? 
Direct English (or DE) is a provenly effective English language learning system created in 1997 by a world-renowned English language expert, Louis Alexander. It is a unique learning system designed around a person’s natural way of learning the English language and is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - an international standard for describing language ability. The DE programme incorporates the latest and more efficient instructional strategies supported by quality interactive materials which is then delivered by experienced language facilitators.

An Immersive Language Learning Experience 
From the moment you enrol into the programme, you will be put on a customised study plan that suits your experience and specific goals. You will also get to enjoy an immersive language learning experience that is designed to mimic real-life situations where your newly acquired language skills will have to be put to practice right away.

Level placement test - Your journey starts here with a 15-minute computer placement test that measures your current level of English proficiency. The result of this test will be used to help you begin at a level most comfortable to you so you can start with confidence. 

Face-to-face tutorials - Classroom tutorials facilitate better focus and higher engagement to the topic at hand. You get to enjoy personal attention, 1-to-1 support, and any questions you may have can be dealt with immediately by your instructor or discussed among your fellow peers. This is crucial as it leads to better retention and more materials can be learned effectively. 

Conversation classes - Delivered by qualified and experienced English language instructors, conversation classes provides a conducive environment for you to engage with other students of similar level and ability to discuss on any given topic where you can test your newly acquired skills in a fun and friendly surrounding.

Regular testing & reviews - Regular testing gives you the opportunity to check the level you have achieved so far (or to detect problem areas that require some work from you). The reviews given by your instructor would help you fine-tune your English skills and to ensure that you can progress to the next level with confidence.

The Direct English System in a Nutshell

 

About Louis Alexander
Louis Alexander, one of the world’s best English Language Training (ELT) experts, was a prolific writer of many best-selling English language books. A renowned genius in writing highly effective syllabuses for the teaching of English language, Louis worked on many ground-breaking projects with top publishers such as Longman and the BBC and was also a Language consultant who served on behalf of UNESCO.

Louis’ exceptional ability was already recognised by his professor when he was a student of the University of London’s Queen Mary College. His ability was further proven during his earlier teaching experience where he was able to successfully prepare his A Level students for their English exam in just 6 months – despite some of them having to start from zero.

In 1977 alone, Louis sold 4.7 million books; a feat recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the greatest number of books sold by an individual author in a single year. Louis was a celebrated figure in many countries outside of the UK (e.g. Brazil, Egypt, and China). A bronze statue of Louis was erected at the famed publishing house of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in honour of his great contribution in China.

Direct English is regarded as one of his finest works.



What are the Course Materials you will get?
Your study with Direct English is supported by the following high quality interactive materials:

Study Guide
Coursebooks
Companion Books

Workbooks
PC Video Discs
Audio CDs


 

Direct English (or DE) Modules Offered at Crescendo:
A) Classic Direct English
B) DE Business English 

MODULE A) Classic Direct English
The Classic Direct English programme provides a highly focused, yet comprehensive, approach to building your English language skills based on your current level of proficiency, and gradually progresses upwards through an expertly crafted syllabus that improves your mastery of all 4 language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The syllabus is designed to provide progressive learning that builds on language learned, flexible in terms of learning method and course delivery, and improves your learning confidence. Upon the completion of each level, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement to signify your competence. 

Levels and Components of the Classic Direct English Programme

Level

Components

Level 8
Level 7

The Rhetorical Phase

More in-depth language production & responses

Level 6
Level 5
Level 4

The Interactional Phase

Syllabus based on 9 grammatical topics

Level 3
Level 2
Level 1

The Transactional Stage

Syllabus based on 9 thematic areas

 
Classic Direct English Learning Outcome
The DE Business English module is designed to equip you with the necessary soft skills required to succeed in the workplace. It aims to develop clear communication with a sense of purpose so you can function effectively in the social aspect of business. You must achieve at least a minimum level of 3 to be eligible to take up this module. 

MODULE B) DE Business English
The DE Business English module is designed to equip you with the necessary soft skills required to succeed in the workplace. It aims to develop clear communication with a sense of purpose so you can function effectively in the social aspect of business. You must achieve a minimum level of 3 to be eligible for this module. 

Units & Components of DE Business English
The DE Business English module is designed to equip you with the necessary soft skills required to succeed in the workplace. It aims to develop clear communication with a sense of purpose so you can function effectively in the social aspect of business. You must achieve at least a minimum level of 3 to be eligible to take up this module. 


DE Business English Learning Outcome
The DE Business English module is designed to equip you with the necessary soft skills required to succeed in the workplace. It will help you develop clear communication with a sense of purpose so you can function effectively in the social aspect of business. To be eligible for this module, you must achieve at least a minimum level of 3. 

Correlation between DE and Other English Language Proficiency Testing Systems such as IELTS, MUET, and CEFR

Direct English
(Level)

MUET (Band)

IELTS
(Score)

 CEFR (Level)

1
2-3 
4-5
6
7
8

Band 1 (Pre-elementary)
Band 2 (Elementary)
Band 3 (Intermediate)
Band 4 (Upper Intermediate
Band 5 (Advanced)
Band 6 (Professional)

-
4-4.5 
5-5.5
6-6.5
7-7.5-8
9

A1 (Breakthrough)
A2 (Waystage)
B1 (Threshold)
B2 (Vantage)
C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency
C2 (Mastery)

DE Placement Test
The Direct English Placement Test measures your technical vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, general and basic knowledge as well as rules of the English language. Those interested with the programme may take the Placement Test at Crescendo International College, Desa Cemerlang Campus, for free. The test result is immediate. 



IntakesJan | April | Sept  

Timetable (April 2019 Intake): Click here to view.  

For further information, please contact our Marketing Department at +607-8636 888


  


Experience shared by Crescendo students.

Attending Direct English classes gave me more confidence on how to use the proper grammar when speaking to others. The practice of listening and repeating the right pronunciation of words that are commonly used really works well in helping me speak more naturally. 
Cho Yujin
Korean Student
Direct English Level 2




The immersive English speaking experience that I gained when communicating with my classmates and lecturers helped me develop better sentence structuring skills. My verbal skills have greatly improved, thanks to my understanding lecturers who patiently worked on improving my pronunciations each step of the way. 
Liu Yao
PRC (China) student
Direct English Level 3


I love our classroom learning sessions. They are fun and lively. I enjoyed the interesting lessons and love knowing that I am making great progress on how to speak the right way.
Ng Wei Ting
Malaysian student
Direct English Level 4 




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