Level 1 Award in Maltese as a Foreign Language and Cultural Orientation

Course Description

This course is targeted towards individuals who would like to learn basic communication in Maltese for work, personal development and academic purposes. This course is also for those who would like to learn basic skills in the Maltese Language. 

By the end of the course learners are expected to:

  • Understand the very basics of the Maltese grammar and basic Maltese expressions
  • Develop insights in the Maltese culture and customs
  • Build one’s vocabulary of simple Maltese words and manage the correct use of simple Maltese phrases that frequently appear in everyday social conversation
  • Use very basic vocabulary and phrases in Maltese related to everyday life and representative of the home, work, social and public settings
  • Use appropriately the frequently used phrases used to communicate in Maltese
  • Speak with a basic level fluency within specific situations
  • Use appropriately the frequently used phrases used to communicate in Maltese
  • Speak with a basic level fluency within specific situations
  • Learn the sentence structure and the gist of elementary written texts
  • Use basic knowledge of the language to carry out simple exchanges of information.

Target Candidates

This course is targeted towards individuals, over the age of 16 years, who would like to learn basic communication in Maltese for work, personal development and academic purposes. This course is also for those who would like to learn basic skills in the Maltese Language and intend to apply for the residency permit. Groups will consist of a maximum of 15 students.

Duration Credit Value Next Intake
3 months 5 ECTS/ECVET February 2021

Mode of Training

This Award is delivered through lectures and practical sessions.

Assessment

Face-to-face assessment is carried out to assess the performance of the student.

Awarding Body

Learning Works

Course Structure

UNIT 1: Greetings and Your World (1 credit)

This unit aims to let the students get to know each other. The context of greetings and introductions in different settings allows students to do this in Maltese in a meaningful way even with quite basic language. 

Unit 2: My Life, Family and Friends (1 credit)

This unit aims to extend the range of personal information that students can give. The unit introduces expressing the possessive with family vocabulary. Students practise with talking about the present within the context of hobbies, likes and dislikes. Food and drink also introduced to serve as a context for further insight into the construction of the plural forms.

Unit 3: Out and About  (1 credit)

This unit aims to introducing and giving practice in describing places within the context of being out and about during one’s free time. This units extends upon question formation and the demonstratives, the introduction of vocabulary related to directions and distance. Useful adjectives and their opposites are also introduced. 

Unit 4: At Work and At Home (1 credit)

The theme of this unit takes a look at life at work and life at home. The differences between formal and informal language in Maltese are presented within the contexts of work and at home with family and friends. Students will reflect on the differences and compare to their own cultures back home.

Unit 4: At Work and At Home (1 credit)

This unit serves as an overview of the previous four units focusing mainly on recycling and recalling the language presented and practised throughout the course. The content presented is intended to facilitate basic communication and interaction within a local context to further increase confidence in the basic use of the language once the learner leaves the classroom. Reflection will be carried out with focus being placed on the way forward in order to further their learning after the course. 

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have never studied Maltese before or have limited knowledge in the language. There are no entry requirements for this course

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All applicants must provide a digital copy of the following items, these can be uploaded after payment is complete. This is not required for Webinars:

  • ID Card (both sides) or Passport
  • Recent Photo or selfie
  • Police Conduct (not older than 2 months)
  • Certificates as per eligibility criteria

For further information about any of our courses, contact Ms Christabelle Tabone via email.

You may apply for this course online by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Alternatively, you may request a form from our administration office in Mosta. International candidates who apply need to provide a copy of a valid Visa for Malta (where applicable) and passport with their application.