You will be given a placement test before being assigned a class, to ensure that you will be placed at the appropriate academic level. You will be given the opportunity to voice your opinion and to give your suggestions for lesson plans to meet your needs and wants. At Ascencia Malta we offer both SHORT STAY and LONG STAY courses.
For adults who wish to be fully equipped to participate successfully within the field of tourism and its various specialisms. Teaching grounded in the core skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be turned towards the needs of tour guides; travel agents; reception staff; hotel, restaurant and spa managers; leisure activity coordinators, among others.
A course designed for adults who are interested in the hospitality sector and hope to specialise in catering. By the end of the course, students will be able to intervene effectively in a variety of situations, including client relations, presentations, and seminars. They will also find it easy to make use of specialised vocabulary and register pertaining to food and beverage, wine stewardship, catering management, but also to general hotel management and leisure, among others. Finally, they will be reading academic texts and writing with confidence and professionalism.
Adults enrolled in this course will re-learn core concepts – such as what it is like to run a business or how to translate a business concept into reality – in English. Reading and listening tasks throughout this course will provide real understanding of the language of economics and finance. Students will also be provided with platforms to practice conducting market research, writing business plans, positioning of products in a foreign langauge, and commu.
Students with an eye to pursuing further studies in Management will benefit from this course. One of its primary aims is to teach students to analyse the language elements which make successful leaders. Exploring specialist and, at times, industry-specific business English will be prioritised, following which, the students will be led to practice newly acquired language skills in several communicative scenarios. Through an up-to-date selection of case studies and interactive talks and interviews, students will also learn about different management styles whilst improving their own reception and production skills.
This course is tailored to meeting the needs of an HR administrator whose target language is English. Students will be trained to meet fluency standards sufficient to conducting job interviews, to discuss staff training plans, to handle performance reviews and other business-related meetings or phonecalls. Students will learn language related to the recruitment process and salaries, problem-solving and conflict management at work. Students will also be able to practice their writing until it is fluent, and will be given training to master the different forms and tones of the business e-mail.
Students with an eye to developing marketing strategies combined with language-learning will enjoy this course. Authentic texts and listenings will be front and centre throughout this course, as will accuracy and fluency training for persuading and presenting. The teaching of useful language is designed around job-specific skills such as preparing marketing campaigns, conducting market research, analysing and presenting marketing trends, delivering a sales pitch, negotiating with clients and suppliers, organising events and exhibitions, and digital marketing.
Ascencia Malta’s Exam Preparation classes are perfect for students who want to acquire certification that will reflect their language level worldwide. We offer coaching towards the IELTS exam which is an internationally respected qualification that opens the door to further study, work, or migration opportunities. For students who have Upper Intermediate as their target level, our training towards the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam will allow them to hone their skills to that level whilst also acquiring abilities to live and work independently in English-speaking countries. Meanwhile, the C1 Advanced (CAE) which we also prepare students for offers proof of high-level working ability in English and can be sat for after the FCE exam or independently of it.
Business English – Minimum 12 Weeks or 24 Weeks or 1 year programme
For adult students, to develop their core language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improve their general level of English, and understanding in all areas of language knowledge. By the end of this course, we expect our students to be a more confident and fluent users of English.
For adult students, to allow them to improve their English for career or work purposes. The course will help them develop the core language skills which are necessary for business such as listening, speaking, reading, and business writing. They will become more fluent and confident meeting other business people speaking about business-related topics. In addition, they will develop their knowledge of the language (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) in the context of general business topics.
For adult students, who wish to improve their academic skills and develop their level of English proficiency, to be able to pursue their studies further in an English-speaking university environment.
EPS is for those students who already have some acquaintance with English and are learning the language in order to communicate a set of professional skills and to perform particular job-related functions. An ESP program is therefore built on an assessment of purposes and needs and the functions for which English is required. The focus is on the situations, skills and specific language needed to best manage work tasks. ESP courses are very motivating for students because the end results are always clear, reachable and practical, and most importantly the rewards can be: contribution to further studies, promotion at work and professional success.
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