Frequently Asked Questions

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General

IMEC is a 100% English-speaking environment whose teachers are all highly qualified, experienced and dedicated professionals whose goal is to help you meet your English learning goals.
At IMEC students study an Intensive English language Program (IEP) learning all language skills together.
The IEP programme consists of eight levels, from Beginner to Upper Intermediate, which are taught over a period of eight months. Upon registering at IMEC, new students are asked to take a Placement Test before being assigned to an appropriate level. A beginner may have to study for the full eight months to complete the programme, whereas someone with a little experience at English could finish in just a few months.
IMEC teachers come from all over the world. We have an equal number of native and non-native teaching professionals.
You can always approach your teacher, the centre supervisor, or one of our sales staff. Any one of these people would be happy to assist you if possible.
The school term starts on the first Monday of every month. Please see our calendar for more details.

Courses

IMEC Classes are run 5 hours per day. Classes run 8:00am to 1:00pm with no lunch break.
Students can take an IELTS test anytime; however, we recommend to attempt the IELTS test AFTER completing IEP 7 or 8. Students may also join our IELTS preparation class after IEP 5 or above.
The first person you should speak to is your classroom teacher. The classroom teacher is the best person to give you some tips and extra help with the material. If you still feel you have problems after seeing your teacher try speaking to the centre supervisor.
If you want to do extra work you can always talk to your classroom teacher as they would have the best idea on giving you more work!
If you have a problem in your class you should first talk to your classroom teacher. If you problem cannot be solved by the class teacher you can see one of our supervisors.
The passing grade for all levels is 65%.

Services

If you have any questions about the status of your student VISA please see a member of our admin department.
There are many people you can talk to if you are homesick. Firstly you can always find someone to talk to in our ‘Student Affairs Office’ at Country Heights. Secondly we have students and staff from all over the world who have experienced homesickness in Malaysia. Making new friends is a great way to feel ‘at home’ in Malaysia!
If you have an emergency you can talk to your classroom teacher who will help you talk to the centre supervisor.
The Mines Shopping Mall is within walking distance of the Heritage.
IMEC has password secured internet access should you need internet access just ask one of our members of staff.
If you are too ill to attend your daily classes at IMEC you should go to the doctor to get treatment and a medical note excusing you from class. Should you fail to see the doctor you will be counted as absent and have marks deducted as punishment.
There are many clinics near IMEC, please see one of our helpful admin staff to assist you in finding one.

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