Information literacy is an essential lifelong academic and professional skill.

Throughout this course, students will be exposed to the practical methods of learning “how to learn”. Students will also get an understanding of how to; acquire and/or improve their ways of sourcing, evaluating, interpreting and applying sound sources of knowledge. Furthermore, this module focuses on the communication skills required on a daily basis and can be amalgamated into everyday conversations. This module will equip students with the language competencies necessary to handle the course content and related tasks and assignments.

Malta/EU Fee



Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th of January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st of January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’

Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

  • providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
  • providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
  • quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
  • recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
  • validation of informal and non-formal learning;
  • research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.

The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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3 Month


Open for enrolment


Face to face


Delivered in English



Academic English – EQF/MQF Level 4 – 20 ECTS

  1. The use of different communication methods (e.g., telephone calls, emails, etc.);
  2. The purpose and importance of academic writing;
  3. The difference between academic integrity and dishonesty (plagiarism, fabrication, cheating, professional misconduct);
  4. The development of academic writing and voice;
  5. The importance of reading literacy and the various modes of reading;
  6. The purpose and utility of taking notes;
  7. Different forms of written assignments (essay, reflective, essay, short reviews, short answers) and their expectations;
  8. How to use structuring techniques (format, paragraphs, content) for effective written assignments;
  9. The benefits of planning for examinations and how to manage stress; 


Assessment Criteria

This module will be assessed through class contribution (10%), an assignment (30%), a presentation (20%) and an exam (40%).


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