Who are these courses designed for?

The MLS General English language courses are open to adult students from all over the world who have a need for, and interest in, developing their general language skills in English, regardless of their level of English. They are for students who want to study in a mature environment (the average age in 2019 was 34), and who fully appreciate that learning English in an English-speaking country is without doubt the fastest and most effective way to learn English.

“I really appreciate that the programme was divided into 3 parts for each day: Grammar and Vocabulary; Reading & Writing; Speaking & Listening.  In this way we had the opportunity to develop all of the learning skills.”  Maria, Italy (Intensive English, GE30)

The MLS Exam Preparation courses are designed for students who are specifically seeking preparation for a particular exam, or who feel they will benefit from an exam focused syllabus. MLS is able to offer different kinds of English Language Examination preparation courses to suit your individual needs.

There are many examinations available, so it is important that you find the right exam for you. MLS offers an examination counselling service to help you decide which exam is right for your level and which qualification will be the most useful to you. Our experienced Examinations Officer will meet with you on a one-to-one basis to help you make the right decisions and to guide you through the whole application process.

“It was a pleasure to study here at MLS. I started with no confidence in English, especially with my speaking, and now I am much better. I want to thank everyone, teachers and staff, for helping and trying to do whatever they could to help us with our English. I got 6.5 in IELTS, which is a good score for me and this was because of the IELTS class at MLS with Jen and to Graeme who helped me a lot to get it.”  Suhail, Saudi Arabia (General English Intensive and IELTS, IELTSI)

Training objectives:

  • to equip you with the English language you need in order to perform confidently in any real life environment
  • to equip you with the general language skills you need in order to communicate effectively in both the spoken and written language
  • to build on and develop your existing grammar, vocabulary and spelling
  • to improve your language skills so that the right balance of accuracy and fluency can be achieved
  • to equip you with the English language you need in order to perform confidently within the relevant Cambridge English exam

MLS English Language Exam Preparation Centre

MLS is a long-established examination preparation centre.

We can enrol you for the following exams at a convenient centre:

  • Cambridge A2 Key (previously known as KET)
  • Cambridge B1 Preliminary (previously known as PET)
  • Cambridge B2 First (previously known as FCE)
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (previously known as CAE)
  • Cambridge LINGUASKILL (Business)
  • Cambridge B1 Business Preliminary (previously known as BEC Preliminary)
  • Cambridge B2 Business Vantage (previously known as BEC Vantage)
  • Cambridge C1 Business Higher (previously known as BEC Higher)
  • TOLES (International Legal English Certificate)
  • EALTS (English for Aviation Language Testing System)

Whatever course you are studying, there is an internationally recognised external exam you can take to demonstrate your level of English and supplement your end-of-course certificate and report from MLS. Studying for an external exam will also ensure that you have a target outcome for your training, which can have a positive influence on your progress.

The MLS Library also has a good range of exam preparation and practice material that will help you prepare for your exam. There is always an experienced teacher available to advise and help you, and you can use our self-study rooms for guided exam practice.

Flexible Courses – Adapt your Course to Suit You

All MLS courses are made up from a variety of learning Elements, with each Element offering a different approach to learning English.

During your time at MLS it is possible to amend your course to better fit your specific needs (subject to your language level and class availability):

  • Students can exchange Elements 1-6 at no additional cost
  • Exchanging Elements 7, 8 and 9 may incur an additional cost
  • All course changes will incur an additional course materials fee

This enables us to offer you a quality learning experience that suits your individual needs.

For more information on each of the Elements, see the Elements of Study page.

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  • Element 1 – improve your grammar and vocabulary
  • Element 2 – develop your reading and writing skills
  • Element 3 – improve your listening, speaking and pronunciation
  • Element 4 – prepare to take examinations
  • Element 5 – develop English language for business
  • Element 6 – practice business English communication skills
  • Element 7 – study business-related topics in English
  • Element 8 – learn English for Aviation
  • Element 9 – bespoke one-to-one or closed group training