Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE English for International Students 1

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus


DEPARTMENT Centre for English Language Proficiency

DESCRIPTION Through a series of communicative activities, participants will improve their language systems in order to enable them to understand and express themselves adequately prior to starting or while enrolled in a course of study at the University of Malta.

Study-Unit Aims:

The study-unit aims to improve participants’ ability to understand written and spoken English as well as express themselves more accurately, fluently and confidently in English at university entry level. The main foci are grammar and vocabulary development.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify the main features of writing in English;
- Select vocabulary appropriate to context and task from within the academic register;
- Identify different aspects of English grammar;
- Develop a broader range of vocabulary.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Write texts in English with more accuracy;
- Express themselves in English with a higher degree of confidence;
- Communicate more effectively in English in an academic context.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Reading material will be made available during the lectures.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) See note below Yes 100%
Note: Assessment due will vary according to the study-unit availability.

LECTURER/S Jean Theuma

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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.