Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Maltese as a Foreign Language

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Maltese as a Foreign Language

Course information

Course title Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Maltese as a Foreign Language
Course code PCMFLPET9
Postnominal P.G.Cert.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Antoinette Camilleri Grima
Delivered by Faculty of Education
This programme is intended for qualified teachers who would like to enhance their professional training by pursuing specialisation in the area of Teaching Maltese as a Foreign Language. The course shall extend over a period of three years of part-time study. A relevant number of study-units will be offered every semester and the eligible applicants may register as visiting students for individual study-units and obtain credit for them. The programme of study is assigned 30 ECTS credits, and a small number of options are offered for applicants depending on their teaching context and experience. Applicants may or may not already have experience in the Teaching of Maltese as a Foreign Language (TMFL).

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Applicants may be registered as students on the Course if they are in possession of at least a SEC pass in Maltese at grade 5 or better and of:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or

(b) a first cycle degree together with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or

(c) a first cycle and/or second cycle degree or higher and a permanent teacher’s warrant or

(d) any other recognized teaching qualification together with a permanent teacher’s warrant.

The Board shall recommend to Senate the number of applicants that may be allowed to register on the Course, depending on the availability of resources. The number of available places shall be announced at the time of the call for applications.

When the number of places is so limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available places, applicants will be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and classification
(b) work experience and
(c) performance during an interview, if required.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Tuition Fees: Eur 275 per 5 ECTS study unit

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Tuition Fees: Eur 900 per 5 ECTS study unit
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Critically appraise teaching methodologies relevant to foreign language teaching.
2. Create and evaluate resources for the TMFL.
3. Develop and implement lessons in MFL.
4. Access, adapt and implement national and international written and other documents relevant to TMFL.
Teachers who are either already teaching MFL, or who would like to offer their services in the area.
This course serves as accellerated progression as per sectoral agreement. It supports the immediate and professional needs of teachers.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.

Last Updated: 2 August 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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