English Course at Exiles Bay, Sliema
A spectacular location, just 20 metres from the Sea!
Information on the English School at Exiles Bay, Sliema
The Exiles Bay language centre is located on the Sliema seafront, with stunning views of the crystal clear sea. It is a medium-sized school with 15 bright and spacious classrooms complete with modern commodities such as interactive whiteboards and free WiFi. There are a number of common areas throughout the building, which are ideal for socializing with other students and relaxing between your classes. The school aims to ensure a high degree of personal attention, which they believe is crucial to achieving the learning objectives of the students. The language centre at Exiles Bay is accredited by IALC and FELTOM and is characterized by a highly international environment with students from over 40 countries.
The school is finished to high standards of quality and modernity and, having been recently renovated, provides an idyllic learning environment for students from around the world. The teaching and administrative team is always available to make the experience of the students welcoming and pleasant, creating an atmosphere for you to enjoy this laid-back lifestyle throughout your study period. This perfectly located school is housed in a charismatic building, with a promenade that runs along the coast – rich in tradition and seeping with charm. It is truly an ideal setting for those that want to experience the ‘island life’.
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Each English Course at Exiles Bay includes:
- Taxi service from the airport (when booking an accommodation);
- Textbooks and materials;
- Extra-curricular activities;
- Welcome event;
- Free access to the Internet.
Average students per class
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English Courses in Sliema (Exiles Bay)These are the English Courses you can follow at this school in Exiles Bay, Sliema
20 or 30 lessons per week for adults, all levels. This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops: an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Sliema and other nearby destinations! Read more
All levels. To make the most of your studying in Malta, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes and focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can lay stress on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading …) or develop target vocabulary. Read more
Accommodations in Exiles Bay, SliemaIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Sliema, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school
Single, twin, triple or quadruple rooms. This accommodation will allow you to live alongside other international students from a multitude of other countries, creating a very social and energetic atmosphere. It will allow you to relish diverse cultures and colourful personalities, providing you with a simple way to build lasting friendships with other students. If you’d like to immerse yourself into social circles and love the company of others around you, these apartments would be ideal! Read more
Single (or twin) – Half board (or only breakfast) – With the option of having a private bathroom. Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. This choice, as opposed to staying in a residence, offers you a chance to learn about the culture of the destination country ‘from the inside’ and practice English in a friendly environment and in everyday real-life situations. Read more
Why Exiles Bay, Sliema? Some facts...Here is some more information on English courses in Sliema
Why take an English Course in Exiles Bay, Sliema?
The school is located in one of the most popular spots for tourists on the island! Exiles Bay is swarming with people during the summer months, who flock to the amazing seaside to take the breathtaking views in. The promenade runs all along the coastline, allowing you to stroll past many sights and attractions. There is everything you could possibly need, including supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, the sun, the sea and the sand. There are also the beautiful Independence Gardens lining the waterfront just opposite the school where you can sit and watch the world go by!
Sliema is within walking distance to many points of interest for students and tourists. In downtown Sliema, just a few hundred feet away, you’ll find The Point, a large shopping centre along with an endless array of boutique shops and artsy cafes. A ferry boat takes you across to the capital city – Valletta – so it’s definitely worth seeing! In the other direction, past the vibrant St. Julian’s (brimming with amazing cuisine), you’ll find the town known for its nightlife, Paceville. Along with clubs and bars, there is a lovely little beach, a cinema, bowling alley and shopping centre. Sliema is also very well connected to the rest of the island and public transport is frequent and reliable in this location. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Valletta by bus and about 40 minutes to 1 hour to get to the airport.
An international environment
Does this English course in Sliema (Exiles Bay) meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- Students between 18 and 30 years of age 32%
- Students over 30 years of age 68%
Course StructureAn overview of lesson times, starting from the first day
First Day (Monday)
The first day of your English course in Sliema will begin with at the schools reception at 08.15, following registration and a simple linguistic test lasting 40 minutes (just to determine the correct level of English for you, nothing to worry about) Following this test you’ll start lessons placed in a class starting lessons with individuals with the same level of English as yours.
From your second day onwards you’ll start following the regular academic calendar. If you choose a non intensive course like “General English” , you will only have lessons in the morning. If you choose an intensive course like “Intensive General English! then your lessons shall be held both in the morning as well as in the afternoons. The hours of One-to-One lessons shall be communicated to you on the first day of school, you can also request flexible hours for these One-to-One lessons.
Useful tips for your stay at Exiles Bay in SliemaSome suggestions from those who live in Malta
Study English in Malta 2016
Identity documents, medical care, and more. European citizens can enter Malta with an ID card or passport. A European health insurance card is sufficient if you require medical care. Here are some of the factors to take into consideration before you start your course in Malta, which you can find on this mini guide.
Do not miss
- A boat tour and day trip to Blue Lagoon in Comino
- Night-life in Paceville
- A visit to the old capital – Mdina (‘Silent City’)
- A visit “Popeye Village”
- A traditional Maltese Feast
- You have to taste the ‘ftira’ and ‘pastizzi’
- A trip to Gozo
- A few cocktails at Juuls – a lovely little reggae bar in Spinola Bay
Cost of living in Malta
The cost of living varies slightly depending on the area where you make your purchases, areas such as Saint Julian, Spinola, Paceville and the center of Valletta will obviously be more expensive. On average, however, the following is generally true:
- Full menu from McDonalds: €6.00
- Ftira (the Gozitan “pizza”, you’ve got to try it!): €6.00 – €7.00
- Soft drink: €1.20
- A medium Beer (“Pint”): €2.20 – €3.00
- Sandwiches and snacks: €1.20 – €1.50
- Pastizzi (traditional snacks of puff pastry filled with ricotta or peas): €0.35 – €0.40
- Coffee: €1.00
- Cinema: €7.00
- SIM Card: € 10
Getting around in Malta
With regard to the means of transport, in Malta you really have a lot of choices, ranging from cheap buses to visit inland to the efficient boats to visit the surrounding islands and even to a “water taxi” service in the Porto Grande. From the central station in La Valletta, buses reach virtually all the towns of the island. The bus station is right at the entrance of the old town (near the colossal “Fountain of the Tritons”). Usually there are buses departing every twenty minutes for any destination, every quarter of an hour for the most popular lines. The price of a one-way ticket is about €1.40. If you stay on the island for a long time it is definitely cheaper to buy a ‘weekly pass”. For about €12, you can travel anywhere for seven days (except for night buses).
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