Elements of Study

General English Language Training:

Element 1

Integrated language systems and skills development with a focus on level specific grammar and vocabulary.

Element 2

A skills focused session which will build on your grammar and vocabulary work to improve your reading and writing. Focus on learning strategies and practice of up-to-date exam tasks.

Element 3

Communications skills session focused on listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary building - negotiated by the class and teacher to suit the particular needs of the class. 


Examination Focused Training:

Element 4

Specific language exam preparation including:


International Business Communications:

Element 5

International Business Language

Development of your English within a business themed session, enabling broader based vocabulary development for Business English

Themes will typically include the following:

Banking, Finance and the Stock Market


Corporate alliances and acquisitions

Customer Service





International Trade


Marketing and Advertising










Element 6

International Business Communication Skills

Application of your Business English through the development of key Business Communication skills. This element of the MLS offer is designed to give you training in the communication skills that are needed in the modern business world.   You will use the Business English language skills you learn to practise and refine your business skills. These skills typically include a selection from the modules of study in the table below.


Element 7 

Content Study

Content is taught as part of your language development at RQF LEvels 3, 4 and 5 on the IBC courses, the BBSI Vocational Language Courses, and the University Pathway courses. 


Element 8


English for Aviation

Designed to meet the English language training requirements of pilots and air traffic controllers, MLS provides courses for aviation language proficiency development up to ICAO Operational level 4 and beyond.  The EALTS and ELSA tests can also be taken in the College.


Element 9

Executive and Tailor Made Training

MLS are experts in delivering English for a range of specialist professional purposes including Law; Medicine; Accounting & Finance; Computing & Technology; and Tourism, as well as Business Management.  In our Executive Plus programmes you can select any number of lessons one-to-one for any agreed length of time, which will be designed to meet your specific needs.  Please see our Executive courses pages for more details and contact us with your requirements.


Outside the Classroom:

Guided self study - as a student at MLS you will have direct access to the MLS Library, Internet Room and Language Laboratory  where you can consolidate and extend your learning by selecting from our range of traditional and computer- based learning opportunities.


Extra-Curricula Activities - check the monthly Activities & Excursions Schedule to see what is available at MLS each month.  Typically, there are weekend excursions and several weekday activities you can participate in with other students, including the popular Conversation Club.  The MLS Student Representatives also organise social activities to which everyone is welcome.   


English in England - never forget the importance of the language learning that happens outside of the College.  Living in Bournemouth means being immersed in an English-speaking community, which offers endless opportunities for learning.