ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)

Program Description

The EAP program at the American University of Malta is designed to help students who meet all the requirements for admissions except for the language proficiency and need to improve their English language skills in order to begin their degree program. This program will help students improve their skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing to help them succeed once they start their degree.

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Program Details

How it works

During orientation, the students are tested and placed in the EAP level that best fits their current level of English. We currently offer five EAP levels.

Level

01

Beginner

Level

02

Beginner – Elementary

Level

03

Elementary –
Pre-intermediate

Level

04

Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate

Level

05

Intermediate –
High-Intermediate

The course is challenging and fast-paced, with a clear emphasis on improving both English language skills and preparing students to be successful academically. The program focuses daily in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills. 

Length of program: 

Each level lasts 8 weeks

Program Schedule:

Monday - Friday 

Class length:

4 hours per day

Level Progression 

In order to advance to the next level of the EAP program, students must obtain an 80% average in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams) plus, must attend 75% of classes. 

Completion of Program

Level 3 and 4 

Students in Level 3 and 4 have the opportunity to take the iTEP exam, and if they earn the necessary score, they can be admitted into degree program. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order for students in Levels 3 and 4 to be eligible to take the iTEP exam, they must pass the level with 80% in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams), plus have attended 75% of classes. 

Score Needed

Students must earn a score equivalent to High-Intermediate proficiency to complete the program and be admitted into their degree program. 

Level 5 

Students in Level 5 can complete the program by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate students must have an 80% average in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams) and must have attend 75% of classes.

  • Graduate students must have an 90% average in all skills (assessed through participation, classwork, homework, weekly tests, final exams) and must attend 75% of classes.

Students in Level 5 who do not achieve the necessary percentage in all skills but have attended 75% of classes have the chance to take the iTEP exam to complete the program. 

Eligibility criteria

In order for students in Level 5 to be eligible to take the iTEP exam, they must pass the writing course, plus have attended 75% of classes.

Score Needed

Students must earn a score equivalent to High-Intermediate proficiency to complete the program and be admitted into their degree program. 

Andres Galizia
Assistant Director of Admissions
 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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