Throughout our General English Courses, students cover all the skills needed to improve their English as fast as possible. However, some students still feel that they could do with more practice on specific areas, which is why EC Malta also offers Special Focus Classes. Running for 7.5 hours per week, these classes are perfect for students who would like to focus on a specific skill or language area so as to make quicker progress!
- Are you at the beginning of your English language journey and would like to improve your reading and writing skills?
Basic Reading and Writing Skills
During this special focus class, you will be able to focus purely on your reading and writing skills. You will be delving into each skill and sub-skill in detail and will practise reading and writing in different contexts. Students will go through various texts and learn how to read more effectively, learning not to focus on ‘words’ but on ‘context’. Additionally, working with the teacher, students will work on different writing models to learn how to approach a variety of different styles.
- Are you looking to improve your English language skills for the workplace and potential job opportunities?
English for Work
During this special focus class, you will be able to focus on language for the workplace. You will be learning vocabulary related to the world of work as well as the necessary skills needed (such as email writing, pitching ideas, negotiation and listening for keywords) to communicate effectively and with more confidence. This should enable you to feel more and more confident when you return to your job and have to speak English.
3. Do you struggle to express yourself because your range of vocabulary is limited?
Expand Your Vocabulary
During this special focus class, you will be exclusively focusing on broadening your vocabulary. You will be practising lexis in different contexts, therefore learning more and more vocabulary that you may use to express yourself in English. This special focus class is perfect if you’re looking to learn and practise new words that you can use in different contexts, as well as work on your pronunciation.
- Are you looking to improve your grammar within a writing context?
Grammar and Writing
During this special focus class, you will be able to focus on your grammar and writing skills. You will be practising trickier grammar items and then putting them to use within a writing context. This class is perfect for students who would like to focus on improving their grammatical accuracy.
- Would you like to improve your listening and writing skills in different contexts?
Listening and Writing
During this special focus class, you will be able to focus purely on your listening and writing skills. You will be delving into each skill and sub-skill in detail and will practise listening and writing in different contexts. Students will also be able to improve their pronunciation by being exposed to various accents and flows of speech.
- Do you struggle with understanding and communicating with native speakers?
Listening for Real Communication
Here you will practise listening within real contexts. You will focus on the listening skill as well as sub-skills such as listening for specific information and keywords. This special focus class is perfect for you if you struggle with understanding native speakers as it will expose you to different accents, speeds and vocabulary.
- Would you like to improve your speaking fluency?
Speaking with Confidence
This special focus class is perfect if you’d like to improve your fluency. During your lessons, you will be developing the ability to produce language easily and smoothly, thereby allowing your speech to flow better. Importance will also be placed on pronunciation, an important aspect of fluency in speech.
- Would you like to improve your speaking accuracy?
Speaking and Grammar
This special focus class is ideal for those who would like to improve their accuracy. In this class, you will develop the ability to produce correct sentences using correct grammar and vocabulary, which means your speech will become clearer and more precise.