Graduate English Course


Description


International graduate students from non-English medium universities who take the Diagnostic English Test (DET) will, if not exempted from the programme, be channelled to the relevant level of the Graduate English Course, depending on their results. They must pass that level before being allowed to move on to the next.

Graduate English Couse (GEC) modules aim to develop international graduate students' English writing skills. To this end ES5000 (Basic English) enhances students' basic academic language competence in writing, while ES5001A (Intermediate English) builds on this competence and prepares students for specific writing tasks at the graduate level, such as writing synthesis and critique essays. Finally, ES5002 assists research students in writing their Ph.D. thesis.


Modules



Module Registration


FIRST SEMESTER AY2018/2019

ES5000 & ES5001A

What? When? Where?
Online tutorial registration From: Thursday 16 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Friday 17 August 2018, 5:00pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

Registration Link

For students having trouble accessing the system, please follow these steps.

1. Log in to WebVPN first.

2. After successfully logging in, click here for the registration page.

Appeals From:Thursday 16 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Sunday August 2018, 11:00pm

ES5000 Appeal Form
ES5001A Appeal Form

1. If you would like to submit an appeal for ES5000, please click here.


2. If you would like to submit an appeal for ES5001A, please click here.


3. Appeals are strictly reviewed via this form only. No other forms of appeals are allowed.


4. You will be informed via email by Monday 20 August 2018, 12pm if your appeal is successful.


5. Students who are not successful in their appeals will have to take the module next semester.You will be informed about the registration dates via your NUS email in Nov 2018.

ES5000 classes begin Week commencing Monday 20 August 2018 Timetable
ES5001A classes begin Week commencing Monday 20 August 2018 Timetable

Please note:


  • Changes in tutorial groups may be made during the online registration period; any changes thereafter are subject to availability. Changes will not be entertained after classes begin.

  • Students are not allowed to take two GEC modules concurrently.

  • If you have any queries, please email GEC Registration.


ES5002

What? When? Where?
Online tutorial registration From: Wednesday 1 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 5:00pm

Registration Link

For students having trouble accessing the system, please follow these steps.

1. Log in to WebVPN first.

2. After successfully logging in, click here for the registration page.

Appeals From: Wednesday 1 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 5:00pm

ES5002 Appeal Form

1. If you would like to submit an appeal for ES5002, please click here.


2. Appeals are strictly reviewed via this form only. No other forms of appeals are allowed.


3. You will be informed via email by Friday 10 August 2018, 6pm if your appeal is successful.


4. Students who are not successful in their appeals will have to take the module next semester.You will be informed about the registration dates via your NUS email in Nov 2018.

ES5002 classes begin Week commencing Monday 20 August 2018 Timetable

Please note:


  • PhD candidates in a four-year programme generally take ES5002 in the fourth year of their candidature (i.e. term 7 or term 8). PhD candidates in a five-year programme generally take ES5002 in the fifth year of their candidature (i.e. term 9 or term 10). Students in their third year of study in a four -year programme (i.e. term 6) or in their fourth year of study in a five-year programme (i.e. term 8) may also apply by writing in to the Course Coordinator but they will be considered only on a case-by-case basis and they should already be at the stage of writing their thesis.

  • It is the responsibility of third-year students in a four-year program or fourth year students in a five-year program to notify CELC if they anticipate completing the final year of their doctoral studies outside Singapore. This is necessary so that special consideration may be given to their registration. Any such notification must be supported by a letter from the PhD supervisor. Students who have not done ES5002 by the end of their doctoral work may still need to return to Singapore just to complete this course and their graduation may be delayed. Please note that ES5002 is not conducted in the special term.

  • Students who are planning to go on vacation leave, home leave or conference leave during the semester are strongly advised to take the module in a later term when they do not need to miss any lesson.

  • CELC reserves the right to defer any student who provides inaccurate information in his/her registration form or any student who has unsatisfactory attendance even if s/he is already registered with the course.


ES5101

What? When? Where?
Online tutorial registration (only for PhD students) From: Wednesday 1 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 5:00pm

Registration Link

For students having trouble accessing the system, please follow these steps.

1. Log in to WebVPN first.

2. After successfully logging in, click here for the registration page.

Appeals From: Wednesday 1 August 2018, 9:00am

To: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 5:00pm

ES5101 Appeal Form

If for some reason you are unable to register for ES5101, please submit an appeal here.

You will be informed via email by Friday 10 August 2018, 6pm if your appeal is successful.

ES5101 classes begin Week commencing Monday 13 August 2018 Timetable

Please note:


  • ES5101 is a compulsory English module for all Faculty of Engineering PhD students who matriculated in AY2017/2018 onwards.

  • Students who are required to take ES5000 and/or ES5001A must complete these modules before proceeding to ES5101.

  • Students are able to register for ES5101 from their 2nd semester onwards.

  • Students should take ES5101 after they have gained sufficient research experience to write a short research paper comprising Introduction/Background, Methods, Results, and Discussion.

  • If you have any queries, please email GEC Registration.


Dropping a GEC Module


For information about dropping a Graduate module, please refer to the Registrar's guidelines here:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/event/modenrol.html

If you have any queries please email GEC registration.

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