London School of Commerce Malta offers Academic English courses designed for students who require additional English language training to meet minimum entry requirements for English-taught degree programmes offered by LSC Malta.
The programme is based around the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a keen emphasis on business. In addition to teaching base proficiencies, the course also has a strong focus on oral presentation, essay and report writing skills in order to prepare students for further study.
Acceptance to proceed to further studies within LSC Malta will be conditional on students attaining IELTS 6.0 equivalence in English proficiency level. Students will be examined internally however this course is an introduction programme for language qualifications including IELTS, and therefore incorporates considerable examination preparation work to ensure that students are ready for the rigours of external formal language testing should they opt for this.
While London School of Commerce Malta does not offer IELTS tests directly, it can advise students on the process.
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.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.