Exam Courses at ELA Malta
For this week’s post we choose to focus on our Exam Courses. Many students nowadays want to study English with the aim of getting a recognised qualification from one international exam body or other. At our school we offer a wide range of exam courses for students to choose from and we are always happy to offer advice on which exam would be more beneficial based on the needs and requirements of the person sitting for it.
Here is an overview of what we have to offer.
ELA Malta is the only TOEFL ibt centre in Malta, and we offer TOEFL courses with the added advantage that students following a course here would be using the same computers they will be using during the exam.
We also offer TOEIC preparation courses for those who are interested in this exam.
On top of these, we also offer the more traditional IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses (CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET, BEC), together with other less known exams such as GMAT and SAT. We also help our students when registering for the exams. Another important advantage in this regard is that the examination centres for these tests are a stone’s throw away from our school, so students will also be able to familiarise themselves with the area, hence they do not have to worry on where they have to go once the day of the exam arrives.
Our exam classes are small, to make sure that our students get the individual attention they need throughout their course. This helps the teacher and student work even on those issues or difficulties that students have on an individual basis, as opposed to focusing entirely and solely on the exam syllabus and leaving students to sink or swim as the weeks progress. We pride ourselves in giving a lot of personal attention to students. In fact, just like what happens in our popular business courses, there are a maximum of 6 students in class. We home in on students’ weaknesses and aside from working through past papers we also teach them examination management techniques, such as time management, how to write effective essays, and also the different techniques that are involved in writing these amongst other important tidbits.
It is a well-known fact that being prepared for an exam also means being familiar with the format of the exam paper and being confident enough in your knowledge of this to avoid any “stylistic” surprises on the day itself. The amount of practice our students get prepares them for the exam not just linguistically, but also mentally.
This formula seems to work at ELA because year after year we keep getting an exceptionally high pass rate in TOEFL as well as in IELTS and Cambridge exams.