English Language Program (ELP)

ELP Program Overview

The English Language Program at American University of Malta is designed and offered to help international students who do not meet the required level of English proficiency to apply for our academic programs or need to improve their English to be eligible for admission.

English Language proficiency is an admission requirement for international students whose first language is not English, and the level of English was not approved by a relevant institution to a level and standards of program admission requirements.

The common English proficiency tests accepted by our university are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0/6.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) – 65
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) – 45

The AUM also accepts ESB International Level 1 ESOL International as a proof of the English Language proficiency. If an applicant has no proof of the language proficiency, the university offers to take ELP course for ESB International Level 1 ESOL International Certificate which is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). A diagnostic test will be performed to evaluate the current level of the student.

 At the end of the course students will be evaluated on an online English language exam, English Speaking Board (ESB). English Speaking Board (ESB) exams cater to non-native English speakers aiming to improve their language skills for various purposes, including education, work, or personal development.

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English Language Proficiency level for admission

The required English Language proficiency level for admission for undergraduate and graduate programs is ESB Level 1 Certificate ESOL International B2/MQF Level 2

ELP Course Duration and Tests

The duration of ELP course for Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 is 16 weeks and students will be tested after studies for B1 Level and B2 Level. Upon successful completion of B2 Level students can enrol in their chosen educational program.

ELP COURSE SCHEDULE

Course Level

Number of hours

Attendance

Examination

 

A1

68

4 weeks

6 sessions a day (3 Hours)

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs Assessment 4 hrs

DOMAX Certificate

ESOL International A1 (Elementary Level)

A2

68

4 weeks

6 sessions a day (3 Hours)

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs Assessment 4 hrs

DOMAX Certificate

ESOL International A2 (Pre-Intermediate Level)

B1

68

4 weeks

6 sessions a day (3 Hours)

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs Assessment 4 hrs

DOMAX Certificate

ESOL International B1 (Intermediate Level)

B2

68

4 weeks

6 sessions a day (3 Hours)

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs Assessment 4 hrs

ESB Level 1 Certificate

ESOL International B2/MQF Level 2

C1

120

8 weeks

3 hours a day

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs, Assessment 4 hrs

ESB Level 1 Certificate

ESOL International C1/MQF Level 3

C2

120

8 weeks

3 hours a day

Mon-Fri

Placement 4 hrs, Assessment 4 hrs

ESB Level 1 Certificate

ESOL International C2/MQF Level 4

 

ELP COURSE LEVEL DESCRIPTION /QUALIFICATION PROGRESSION AND CEFR LEVELS

A1 Elementary

Utilize recognizable regular articulations and exceptionally fundamental expressions focused on the fulfillment of requirements of a substantial sort. Can present themselves as well as other people and can ask and address inquiries about private subtleties, for example, where somebody resides, individuals they know and things they have. Can communicate in a basic manner gave the other individual discussions gradually and obviously and is ready to help.

A2 Pre-Intermediate

Can comprehend sentences and habitually utilized articulations connected with areas of most prompt importance (for example extremely essential individual and family data, shopping, neighbourhood geology, work). Can impart in basic and routine errands requiring a straightforward and direct trade of data on natural and routine matters. Can depict in basic terms parts of their experience, quick climate and matters in areas of prompt need.

B1 Intermediate

Can comprehend the primary concerns of clear standard contribution on recognizable matters routinely experienced in work, school, relaxation, and so forth. Can manage most circumstances liable to emerge while going in a space where the language is spoken. Can deliver basic associated text on points which are recognizable or of individual interest. Can portray encounters and occasions, dreams, trusts and aspirations and momentarily give reasons and clarifications for feelings and plans.

B2 High Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with speakers of the target language quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 High Advanced

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

 

CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY

For ELP students, all policies related to regular and excused non-attendance are applicable with the following modifications:

  • If a student is not present at the beginning of the class, they are ‘late’. Being ‘late’ 3 times is equivalent to one absence.
  • Students who are absent for 2 classes will receive an attendance warning.
  • Students who are absent for 3 classes will have to meet with the ELP Coordinator.
  • Students who are absent for 4 classes will receive a failing grade for the class but may need to continue to attend classes to maintain their AUM student status.
  • Students who are absent for 10 classes will be suspended from AUM and may be reported to the Central Visa Unit.

ELP Course MANAGEMENT

If applicants have any questions regarding course content, academic progress and teaching, it is recommended to apply to the Provost or Registrar’s Office.

How to apply for ELP Course

A Guide to determine English Language Level and registration

To apply for the English Language Program (ELP), applicants have to follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for ELP Course https://aum.edu.mt/programs/english-academic-purposes/
  2. Take a Diagnostic test https://onlinetest.institutes.it/_t?it=485&s=355
  3. ELP Course registration in OIS

TUITION FEE

€1600

Tuition fees cover all of the following services and amenities:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • B1 Level Test
  • B2 Level Test
  • AUM Library
  • AUM ID
  • Temporary Residence Permit advising
  • Orientation program
  • Course materials
  • AUM email and Internet
  • ELP Course tuition

Refund Policy

A full refund is available only prior to the first day of class. All refunds after classes have begun are pro-rated. Details will be provided during registration. Diagnostic test fees, tuition deposits are non-refundable.

Policy on Late Students

New students will be allowed to enrol. If dates of joining are late more than 1 or 2 weeks, and level of the English language of an applicant is low (A1 or A2), then applicants will be informed that if they don’t meet final exam requirements, ELP course studies will be repeated at the next semester.

Contact the Admissions Office

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Charif Massine

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

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Nada Charaf

Recruitment & Admissions Assistant

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