Applied Basic English

 

Training Course: BE02 - Applied Basic English

Course Description: This English language course will focus on language acquisition through the four language skills; Speaking, reading, listening, and writing and is targeted at individuals who would like to improve their English language skills and become employable candidates in a work world where English is a requisite, and to all learners who would like to become more confident when communicating in English.

EQF/ MQF Level: Level 2                                                       ECTS per course: 4

Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face                        Total Hours: 100 hours

Mode of Attendance: Part Time                                           Language: English   

Programme Duration: 6 Weeks  

Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,

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Target Group: First time job seekers for individuals who would like to return into the work market. 

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme

Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).

Course Structure:

The English language course will focus on language acquisition through the four language skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing and is targeted at individuals who would like to improve their English language skills and become employable candidates in a work world where English is a requisite, and all learners who would like to become more confident when communicating in English. 

Entry Requirements: A very basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a very simple way. A graded placement test and an individual interview will determine the learner’s ‘level’ and they will be placed in a class within the level of their English communication skills.

Outline of Course:

Module 1: First Times – 1ECTS

Module 2: Lifestyles – 1ECTS

Module 3: Hobbies and Free Time – 1ECTS

Module 4: The World Around Us. – 1ECTS

The course is divided in 4 modules of 3 units per module. Each module is 25.05 hours long and each unit consists of 1 ½ contact hours, 3 ½ self-study hours, 35 minutes of supervised practice hours and 3 assessment hours. Thus, the whole course will consist of 113 total hours of which 18 hours are assigned to student contact, 7 hours are assigned to supervised practice, 42 hours are assigned to self-study and 36 hours are assigned to assessments.

Learning Outcomes 1: Outcome Type: Skill

Spell Names, Exchange phone numbers, use classroom language, say the numbers, colours, and the alphabet in English. Make small talk and talk about likes and dislikes. Introduce himself/herself and greet in English. Read e-mails and talk about traditions. Discuss personal strengths and weaknesses. Focus on speaking skills and talk about career preferences. Talk about his/her family and map out a family tree. Ask for and offer help. Talk about abilities. Talk about daily routine. Tell the time. Talk about jobs and job hunting. He/she can express job preferences. Can identify the difference of formal and informal speech. Ask and give directions. Order food and talk about food preferences. Talk about the weather and how the weather can influence personal moods. Use appropriate language during a job interview. Talk about past habits and different cultures. Make predictions about life in the future. Talk about plans and intentions. Talk about travel options. Use modals when talking about rules and regulations.

Learning Outcomes 2: Outcome Type: Knowledge

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Assessment:

The assessment for this Award consists of two parts:

1) For the Formative Assessment participants are assessed on their participation in class: Speaking and Listening during simulation exercises; Reading and Writing through written classwork

2) For the Summative Assessment a one hour written exam is set at the end of the course. The exam carries several different tasks, including a listening and a short writing task. The maximum mark for the course is set at 100% and to be awarded a certificate, participants will be required to achieve a minimum aggregate of 50% of the maximum mark.

Course Hours – 100 hours

Contact Hours – 18

Self-Study Hours – 42

Supervised Practice Hours – 7

Assessment Hours - 36

Course Fee: €500 (min 6 persons).

Date of Next Intake: March 2023

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