Award in Professional Proficiency in English as a Foreign Language

Award in Professional Proficiency in English as a Foreign Language 2022-09-06T13:07:07+00:00

Course Details

EQF/MQF

Level 4 Award

ECTS Credits

8 ECTS

Duration/Mode of Study Programme

9 Hours per Week, Part-Time

Awarding Body

Domain Academy

Intakes

14 November 2022

Malta/EU Price

€450

Operational End Date

Re-accreditation scheduled for 2024

Mode of Delivery

Traditional/Face-to-Face Learning

Pass Rate

NA

Course description

About:

This programme is designed to teach a variety of skills relevant to the world of international business communication and administration to help learners develop a greater range of professional and work-related vocabulary;  introducing key language through case studies involving work-related scenarios to give learners a chance to put into practice what they have learnt.  Learners will be able to develop skills in communicating more effectively in a range of professional situations such as interview skills, presentation skills, meeting skills, networking, correspondence, report and email writing as well as reading skimming and scanning skills.  Expressing opinions and handling discussions more confidently, as well as use key language more effectively.

The course involves activation of key language such as giving apologies, explanations, advice, suggestions and recommendations. Learners will be able to practise key language areas to develop skills in communicating more effectively in a range of professional work related situations such as interview skills, giving presentations, attending meetings, negotiating, socialising, telephoning, correspondence and basic book keeping terminology. By the end of the course, learners will be able to express opinions more diplomatically, handle meetings more confidently, deal with correspondence efficiently, as well as use key language more fluently.

Target Group: 

Adult learners who attend general English course to obtain CEFR levels A1 to C2.  As a further substantial qualification students will be able to build up their level of Professional English, working towards obtaining a Level 4 Award in Professional Proficiency in English as a Foreign Language  once they reach B2+ level.

Target Audience:

  • 19+

What you will study

The course involves activation of key language such as giving apologies, explanations, advice, suggestions and recommendations. Learners will be able to practise key language areas to develop skills in communicating more effectively in a range of professional work related situations such as interview skills, giving presentations, attending meetings, negotiating, socialising, telephoning, correspondence and basic book keeping terminology. By the end of the course, learners will be able to express opinions more diplomatically, handle meetings more confidently, deal with correspondence efficiently, as well as use key language more fluently.

How you will learn

In Class: Guided workshops involving the development and practical application of a particular language point or core skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking,

Outside of Class: Supervised fieldwork – carrying out tasked based activities externally to activate target language.

Self-study includes:

  • Presentations – talks on a particular topic and using language points covered in lectures.
  • Guided independent learning – private study/research.

Where you will learn

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Weekly assessment procedure:

  • Listening and reading/comprehension
  • Conversation skills – writing dialogues – role-play – pronunciation
  • Task based lesson – case study – problem solving/negotiating role play/group discussion – correspondence (using Word Advance)
  • Grammar in context and vocabulary exercises

Monthly assessment procedure:

  • Independent research – presentation skills
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Correspondence – emails/proposals (using Word Advance)

Final exam includes 4 components:-

  • Written – email with correct register
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Speaking assessment – Presentation

Course Language:

English

Entry requirements

The course is designed for non-native English  speakers who must provide evidence that they are competent in the English Language at a minimum CEFR Level of B2 with a certificate of attendance from a recognised ELT licenced English language school and/or PTE Academic (Pearson) Certificate.

Fees & funding

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €450 €450

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Last Updated: 06th September 2022

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