General English 30 / 20 / 40     

Who are these programmes designed for?

Our English language courses are open to adult students from all over the world who have a need and interest in developing their general language skills in English, regardless of their level of English.  They are for students who fully appreciate that learning English in an English speaking country is without doubt the fastest and most effective way to learn, as they will be fully committed to the language learning process.

What language training will you receive at MLS?

Clearly the most significant benefit we will be aiming for will be a noticeable and significant improvement in your language skills.

Speaking: As speaking is a focal point of communication, we concentrate a great deal on this area of study. You will improve the accuracy of your pronunciation and the fluency of your speech as well as your range of expression in English.  You will also develop your communicative competence and your ability to make yourself clearly understood in a range of situations and contexts.  This development will increase your self-confidence in using English as a language of communication. 

Listening: You will be introduced to a range of accents and speeds of speaking. You will practise listening for gist and specific information in a variety of real life situations such as talks, conversations, conferences and lectures.

Reading: You will be given the opportunity to develop various reading skills such as reading with understanding, scanning for specific information and skimming for overall comprehension. You will gain reading practice by looking at real life texts such as newspaper and magazine articles, emails and stories.

Writing: You will be given training in writing for a number of purposes, and learn to select either formal or informal writing styles. You will also focus on the structure and composition of different kinds of writing, and learn to create authentic texts such as articles, emails and stories.

Throughout the course, you will develop and build on your knowledge of the following language systems:

  • Grammar- range and control
  • Vocabulary- range and control
  • Pronunciation
  • Orthography

Sample timetable:

  • 30 lessons includes all 3 learning elements as shown below
  • 20 lessons includes 2 of the learning elements below
  • 40 lessons includes all 3 learning elements as shown below, plus 10 one to one lessons

(Actual lesson times may vary)

 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
0900-1030
Band A
  General    English Learning Element 1     General  English Learning Element 1 General   English Learning Element 1 General   English Learning Element 1 General   English Learning Element 1
1100-1230
Band B
  General    English Learning Element 2   General    English Learning Element 2     General    English Learning Element 2   General    English Learning Element 2   General    English Learning Element 2
 1330-1500
Band C
  General    English Learning Element 3   General    English Learning Element 3   General    English Learning Element 3   General    English Learning Element 3   General    English Learning Element 3