Preparatory English Course (Supplementary)


Singapore and PR diploma students who are successful in their application but do not meet the English Language requirement for their course will have the option to enrol in the NAFA Preparatory English Course (Supplementary) before the course commencement.

This 4-week Preparatory English Course (Supplementary) is specifically designed for Singapore and PR students to enhance their language proficiency, so that they are equipped and feel confident to study the arts at the tertiary level.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Listen critically
  • Read and comprehend texts at literal and inferential levels
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of techniques to engage in discussions
  • Express ideas in writing coherently and cohesively

There is one module offered in the NAFA Preparatory English Course (Supplementary).

Intake Modules Duration Total Hours
June Supplementary English 4 weeks 100

On successful completion of the course, students may progress on to the diploma programmes.

ENG 1300 Supplementary English
ENG 1300 Supplementary English covers four components of language learning: listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. The approach integrates receptive skills (listening and reading) with productive skills (speaking and writing) to provide a holistic learning environment.

Students learn a range of strategies from the identification of keywords, sentence-structure and intention, to evaluation techniques such as modes of deduction and speculation, which they can apply in discussion and reading. Students study word parts to expand vocabulary, and analyse unfamiliar words by deciphering the structure of the language. Students are exposed to a variety of text types to increase their comprehension competencies. Through daily interaction with peers such as responding and expressing their ideas during in-class discussions, students build their confidence in speaking accurately and fluently. By learning rules of the language such as syntax, text coherence and style, students acquire techniques to write exposition and argumentative essays.

The minimum English Language proficiency requirement for the Preparatory English Course (ENG1300 Supplementary) is as follows:

Diploma course Applying For DUOLINGO Score TOEFL iBT Score IELTS Score PEC Module(s) to enrol
All diploma courses (including non-MOE-sponsored Diploma in Art Teaching and Diploma in Music Teaching) except Diploma in Dance and Diploma in Music 65 - 70 32 - 43 4.5 SG & SPR applicants:
ENG1300 Supplementary English

Course Fees

Preparatory English Course (Supplementary) S$1,200 for 4 weeks, fee applies to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore

Other Fee

This is a compulsory fee payable in addition to the course fee and is non-refundable.
Administrative Fee (1-time charge and non-refundable): S$100

Fee Protection Scheme

NAFA adopts a mandatory Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the paid fees of both local and international students for the Bachelor of Arts Management, Preparatory English courses and Specialist diploma courses. The undergraduate courses, diploma courses and NAFA Foundation Programme offered by the academy are funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and exempted from the Fee Protection Scheme under the EduTrust requirements of the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

NAFA has appointed Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd as our FPS insurance provider. Under the FPS insurance scheme, students’ fees will be insured by the insurer pre-assigned by NAFA. If the institution is unable to continue operating, the protection scheme protects the unconsumed course fees paid by students.

More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction Manual, available at

Fee Protection Scheme Certificate

Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd
The policy is valid from 15 Oct 2021 to 14 Oct 2022. To view the certificate, please click here.

Refund Policy - Preparatory English Course (More than 30 days or 50 Hours)

Refund Scenarios

Full refund of the Course Fee paid less Administrative Fee paid

Within Cooling-off Period, that is, within 7 working days after signing the Contract

Refund fees paid less:
  1. Administrative fee for the year and
  2. Telegraphic Transfer Fee (if applicable)
More than 14 calendar days before the commencement of the course
No Refund Not more than 14 calendar days before the commencement of the course or after the commencement of the course


  1. Aside from the voluntary withdrawal requests put up by the Students, the above Refund Policy is also applicable when the Student is expelled from NAFA or withdrawal from the course for any reason.
  2. NAFA reserves the right to claim against the Student and/or parent/guardian for any balance outstanding payment due and payable.



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