Our English + Internship program helps students who want to improve their English and get work experience at the same time.

• Guaranteed placements in a wide range of different industries.

• Interesting, useful lessons to help you gain confidence in using your English.

• You choose the industry you want a placement in.

• Drop-in sessions and English support on hand throughout your placement.

• You get certificates on completion that you can use for future applications all over the world.

Professional Placements.
Specialist Placements.

To improve your English language ability against the CEFR. 

To improve your confidence in using English at work. 

To introduce you to British culture and customs, and encourage you to share your culture with other students.

To introduce you to different learning strategies and help you with independent learning.

To help you to understand work culture in the UK. 

To help you to get experience of working in a UK, English-speaking environment.


When you join a course at MDA College, we want to know as much as we can about you, your English learning history and your goals.
Before you begin a course, we will give you an Online Placement Test and a Speaking test. These will help us to understand the level you are before you start, what problems you have with English and help us to make some plans about how we can help you.

MDA Student Portal

All MDA College students will receive an online portal when they join one of our courses. The Student Portal is where you can find your attendance records, your weekly reports from your teacher and privately message your teacher.

You will get your log in details from your teacher or from Zahra at reception once you join the class. You can log into your Student Portal from here, or from the 'Sign in' at the top of this page.

The Common European Framework (CEFR)

We use The Common European Framework (CEFR) to find out your level of English and to help you to progress to the next level. This is also what almost all English exams (IELTS, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Trinity) use to test your level of English. We will use this to tell your internship about your level of English.

The CEFR is a list of what students at different levels can do in English. For example, you should be able to understand and give simple directions around a town at A2 level. You will see a copy of each list in your classroom.

For each level at MDA College, your teacher will help you to understand the CEFR for your level, and help you to improve in areas you find difficult. In each report, you will receive a score from our band system. Below Standard (BS) scores mean that you are failing the level. If you get a lot of Below Standard scores, you will need to move down a level. Exceeds Expectations (EE) scores mean that you are scoring very high results for this level. If you get a lot of Exceeds Expectations, you will need to move up a level so you have enough challenge.

Course timetable
Terms and Holidays