Academic
Programme

Academic
Programme

Our English language classes focus on developing English communication through common topics and tasks specifically written and designed for young learners. Communication, interaction and language production is focus for our language programmes.

MLA language courses are based on a communicative approach to language learning, using a combination of tasks
and topics in order to support and assist students when communicating.

Task Based Learning is an innovative approach, and it can be summarized in the expression ‘get it right in the end’. The initial stimulus of the task gives students the opportunity for authentic use of the English language.

English lessons

40 lessons in two weeks, usually 20 lessons per week. Students regularly study between 3 to 4 hours a day*.
*At the London Roehampton centres it could be up to 8 hours a day. Some US centres have 6 hours of lessons per day.

Class sizes

Maximum class size of 18 students. Students 18+ will be accommodated in separate classes from those ages 11-17.

Times of classes

Times can vary depending on the centre ranging from;
Morning classes 8:30 to 13.30
Afternoon classes 14.00 to 18:30

Levels & lessons

General English courses for students from Elementary (A2) to Advanced (C1).
Online pre-arrival test taken to place students in classes from day one.
Spoken and listening assessments confirms the student’s level at the centre.
Daily progress marks given by teachers for effort and achievement Mid and end of course assessments form part of the programme Record of work and certificates completed digitally.

During our courses, you can expect to:

• Practice and use of English to complete tasks.
• Speak and listen to English being used.
• Improve pronunciation
• Acquire and practise new vocabulary.

MLA Language Path

Free 5-Month online Pre-Departure Language Course with Live teachers

A free "General English" course included in the study vacation package at no additional cost for those who enrol by February 20, 2024. The programme takes place online through webinars with live teachers in interactive classes. The main goal of the English course is to equip students with tools for independent communication in the English language. The general course is available for all levels: from elementary to advanced. Learn with the MLA course and discover how fun it is to speak English.

Online Pre-Arrival Test

Students take the online placement test before departure. Once they arrive at their destination, they can start learning right away. The overall result of the test reflects the pupils’ level of linguistic knowledge, and therefore determines their subsequent class arrangement. Our portal also allows for students to upload EFL certificates to confirm their level pre-departure.

MLA TASKtime eBooks

Our TASKtime eBooks have been developed according to young learners’ areas of interest, common topics available in language teaching and our commitment to environmental sustainability through our bring your own device programme. Task Based Learning is an innovative approach, and it can be summarized in the expression ‘get it right in the end’. The initial stimulus of the task gives students the opportunity for authentic use of the English language.

MLA Student Portfolio

At the end of the course students will receive a customized Student Portfolio with all the infomration from their MLA course. This report includes a company background, an attendance summary, daily record of work day by day topics, tasks complete, material used. They will also receive a comprehensive End of Course Report with feedback on detailed evaluation on seven critical areas of English learning. We also include links and suggestions on the student can continue their course at home.

Certificate

Students will each receive a personalized certificate according to the level achieved according to CEFR; the common European framework ranging from Elementary (A2) to Advanced (C1). Studsent will receive both a hard copy and electonic certificate. These certificates bare the logos of our regional accreditations signaling the highest qualioty standards of for our MLA tuition programme.

MLA Chit Chat Club

There are areas available to MLA students where they can meet our team and continue listening/comprehension/speaking activities in a natural environment. this approach allows students to practice language through continuous contact with native speakers.

Recognised examinations

In some of our summer centres, for an additional charge, we can provide exam courses and tests such as trinity gese (graded examination in spoken english).these examinations are ideal as a motivational goal for students.

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