MQF Level 3 Award in English Literacy

This course consists of 240 lessons (180 hours) spread over three months, or over nine months if taken parttime. Students will be guided to achieve an independent use of the English language, up to levels A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), depending on their initial knowledge of the language. Learners will have the opportunity to intensively practise communicating and expressing themselves in English throughout the course. 

 

The learning process will be widely based on the use of active teaching methods. It will feature discussions, individual and group exercises, group work and feedback, as well as presentations.

Lessons includes

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Further Details

The course consists of two mandatory units of 5 ECTS credits each, focusing on speaking and writing in English. To achieve this Malta/European Qualifications Framework (MQF/EQF) Level 3 Award, candidates must successfully complete both units.

The programme may be taken fulltime over a three-month period. Alternatively, learners may prefer the part-time option. Generally, both units will be completed in two semesters (9 months), if taken part-time.

The programme has been designed to be generally equivalent to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for language skills, but the scores obtained in the final assessment and the grade awarded may correspond to a lower (A1) or a higher (B1) level.

The course is currently being evaluated by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) for accreditation purposes. The process is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

Teaching Methods

The learning process will be widely based on the use of active teaching methods. It will feature discussions, individual and group exercises, group work and feedback, as well as presentations. 

Working in teams as well as individually, the students will:

  •  Carry out grammar exercises and short writing tasks as part of their coursework 
  •  Show sustained development of
  • personal discipline 
  •  team-work skills 
  •  reading skills 
  •  communication skills, maintaining conversations and discussions in English 
  •  writing skills 
  • Receive advice on progression to higher education or career opportunities from their tutors 
  • Be assessed on sustained participation and the completion of class exercises 
  • Develop confidence in learning, with the aim of encouraging progression to further education and career opportunities

Syllabus

The syllabus will cover English communication skills, vocabulary and grammar. Topics include describing personal conditions, personality and feelings, family and friends, daily routines, leisure, health, habits, eating and drinking, travel and transport, asking for directions, the weather, work environments, education, towns and places, experiences, common requests related to the job market, and similar situations. Grammar exercises will focus on the present, past and future tenses. They will tackle the use of passive, infinitive, imperative, conditionals, and verb patterns, as well as articles, types of nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions of time and place, comparatives and superlatives, direct and indirect speech, question forms, conjunctions and clauses, amongst others.

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