If you want to improve your overall level of English for a specific goal, the Academic Year Course is for you.
Your Academic Year Course at ESE
If you need to improve your overall level of English across the core language skills for career or study purposes, the Academic Year course gives you the flexibility of choosing your start date, your preferred area of focus (every six weeks) as well as which internationally-recognised certificates you want to obtain by the end of your course. This means that the AYC allows you to personalise your course according to your learning objectives.
Starter+ Minimum Intermediate/ B1 to join Academic or Minimum Pre-Intermediate / A 2 to join Work Streams
You can choose to join the AYC at any of our 8 entry points throughout the year and follow the programme for 12, 24, 30 or 36 weeks. The structure of this course allows you to transfer to an exam preparation course (IELTS, one of the Cambridge Main Suite, TOEIC or TOEFL IBT) during the last 10 weeks of your course provided you have the required reached level of language proficiency to be admitted to the course.
AYC Flexible Learning Pathway
Language Stream Classes
Language Stream: During these classes, you will concentrate on improving your 4 core language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improving all areas of language knowledge (vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation) around a wide variety of topics.
Specialist Stream Classes
In these classes, you can choose from 3 Specialist Streams. Your choice will depend on your preferred learning pathway and why you need to improve your English. For example, if you intend going to university, it would make sense for you to follow the Academic stream while if you just want to become more fluent and confident in English, you could choose the Fluency Stream. At the end of every 6-week Study Block, you can choose to change specialist stream if you prefer. You must have a minimum pre-intermediate level of English to join the Academic or Work Stream
AYC Academic Stream
If you want to sit for the IELTS, Cambridge or TOEFL iBT exam or intend furthering your studies at university, this stream allows you to concentrate on Academic English and develop important skills such as study skills, summarising, planning and writing essays, paraphrasing, giving presentations and other skills which you need for academic success.
AYC Work Stream
If you want to improve your English for work purposes, this stream allows you to concentrate on using English for business such as writing a good CV, applying for a job, writing business correspondence, answering questions in an interview and other skills which are beneficial for career advancement in any sector. It is also ideal for students who want to prepare for a business exam such as BEC or BULATS.
AYC Fluency Stream
This gives you a more structured alternative to long-term General English. By following the Fluency Stream , you develop fluency and become a confident speaker of English as you engage in oral communication activities based on recent and interesting topics in multinational classes.
AYC Semester Holidays
Depending on your course start date and the duration of your stay, you may have a one or two week break during the course. Package prices which include the AYC course and accommodation does not include any accommodation during these semester holidays and a supplement fee may apply. Semester holidays are the following:
17.12.2016 - 02.01.2017
17.06.2017 - 25.06.2017
16.09.2017 - 24.09.2017
16.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
Two Attractive Destinations
Why not combine 12 weeks of Academic Year course in Malta with a few weeks at our sister school English in York in the UK? You can choose to follow a few weeks to General English either before or after your course in Malta. In this way you will benefit from studying in two attractive destinations in Europe. Visit www.english-in-york.co.uk for more informations about our school in York.
Just a two-hour train ride away from London, York is one of England’s most beautiful historic and famous cities. It was recently voted the European Tourism City of the Year and it ranked the 4th safest city in the UK in the Complete University Guide’s ‘How Safe is Your City?’ ranking. York is now a thriving student city attracting over 25,000 multinational students every year.