What skills are required for Abitur and Matura exams?
Abitur and Matura English exams assess reading, listening, speaking and language skills covering a range of topics. Whereas the syllabus might vary from one state/country to another, the exam skills required are standardised. In order to obtain the Abitur/Matura qualification students must demonstrate well-structured knowledge of the subject area, familiarity with the working methods of the subject and an in-depth understanding and analysis of the given texts. Additionally, the tasks must reflect independent thought, critical thinking and the ability to learn autonomously.
In the exams, candidates are expected to demonstrate:
- secure and well-structured knowledge;
- familiarity with the working methods of the subject;
- understanding and judgment;
- independent thought;
- a sense of context with regards to the subject and presentation skills.
What does the Exam preparation course in Malta include?
The BELS Abitur/Matura programme exposes candidates to English as the medium of instruction, which enables them to develop critical thinking skills and familiarity with common academic subjects. Our exam-preparation courses in Malta will help students develop these essential exam skills. Lessons will focus on equipping students with the range of academic skills by developing their receptive and productive skills in English.
After following their standard school curriculum in Germany, Austria or Poland, Abitur/Matura exam preparation students are able to fine-tune their English skills and develop fluency and accuracy on the exam preparation course in Malta.
The course is divided into 2 levels: Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate (CEFR B1/B1+ to B2) and Advanced (B2+ to C1/ C1+). Students are allocated to the relevant CEFR level based on the results of their entry test, which is normally completed online prior to arrival.
By the end of the course candidates will be better equipped with the range of skills required to pass the exam in their state. Authentic Abitur/Matura exam material will be used throughout the exam preparation course in Malta. The syllabus can be viewed here.
Our course will help you to:
- Learn exam skills and strategies needed for the Abitur and Matura basic/ higher English exams;
- Develop critical thinking skills and increase awareness socio-cultural peculiarities of English-speaking countries;
- Advance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through individual and group activities;
- Enhance your accuracy in grammar and vocabulary.
Why should students take their exam preparation course in Malta?
With over 20 years of experience, BELS has the academic knowledge and professional team required to provide comprehensive and exceptional Abitur/Matura English courses in Malta.
Since Malta is an English-speaking country, studying English in Malta provides an immersive learning environment. Students in Malta can experience English outside the classroom environment, giving them the ability to develop their speaking skills in a natural environment.
The school also provides 24/7 supervision of all teens, airport transfers, accommodation (homestay or student residence), and a varied leisure programme.