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English Courses in Malta for Adults Over 30

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Information about the English School in Saint Julian’s (Malta) for Adults over 30

This is one of the few schools to offer English Courses for adults who are over the age of 30! There are numerous courses to suit all needs and are exclusively for adults of any age above 30. The teaching staff are qualified, native speakers of English, and they are always ready to make you feel welcome and support you throughout your learning. The school also offers a variety of activities, including excursions, events and theme nights. This fully integrated teaching course is designed for the most efficient learning – in and outside the classroom. Courses are aimed at provides integrated methods of teaching and help you make the most out of your stay.

The centre is large, taking up an entire building in the heart of vibrant, eclectic Saint Julian’s. It is close to Paceville, beaches, downtown shopping and the picturesque Spinola Bay. The area surrounding the school is lined with shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. There are a number of recommended accommodations nearby. 
It has easy access to public transport (there is a bus stop less than 20 meters from the entrance of the school). In conclusion, if you’re thinking of an English course in Malta and you are above the age of 30, this is the ideal choice for you.


				

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Each English course for adults over 30 includes:

  • Taxi service to and from the airport;
  • Beach club access (in summer);
  • Textbooks and materials;
  • Extra-curricular activities;
  • Welcome event.

Number of classrooms for adults over 30

Average students per class

Nationalities

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English Courses for Adults Over 30

English courses you can follow at the school in St. Julian's

General or Intensive English Course in Saint Julians

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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 Saint Julians and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Saint Julians for Adults

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course for over 30 in Saint Julians. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in Saint Julians

30 lessons per week - All levels - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Saint Julians

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Saint Julians 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, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

MINI GROUP (6 students) English for Work in Saint Julians

20 or 30 lessons per week - From Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] Business English Mini Group course is designed to help you make maximum progress in a short time. You will study in a small class of only six students. Fewer class members and creative, responsive teachers allow lessons to take a natural flow.

Accommodations in St. Julian's

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in St. Julian's, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

Apartments

Distance to School: 5 - 15 minutes walking - Room types: Single Room - Double Room

[+] Roulette Apartments are an example of the many Student Apartments offered by the school to the students all year round. These apartments consist of a block of 11 apartments providing a great community to meet other students. There are 5 apartments which have 2 twin bedrooms and 6 apartment which hav ... >> Read more

Studios

Distance to School: 5 - 25 minutes walking - Room type: One Bedroom Apartment (Price Per Apartment), Sleeps 2 (Medium Quality Choice)

[+] This private acommodation provides a higher level of comfort and amenities with an improved design. This solution is recommended for adult students and for those who want to have an exclusive use of the apartment. All the apartments are located 5 to 25 minutes walking distance from school. The apart ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 10 - 30 minutes public transport, 10 - 30 minutes walking, 5 - 10 minutes cycling - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, breakfast only, private bathroom - Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board

[+] 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. T ... >> Read more

Why Saint Julian's? Some facts ...

Here is some more information on English courses in St. Julian's

Why adults over 30 should take an English Course in Malta?

The school in Saint Julian’s is the ideal choice if you’re looking to learn English effectively in a structured and disciplined approach. There is also no better place to do that than in a school located right on the shores of the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean sea! Malta is a jewel. It is small, charming and brimming with history and culture, a place where people are warm and welcoming. Buses are frequent, inexpensive and you can take them anywhere around the island. There are a number of activities that are held on the island throughout the year and too many places worth visiting to mention all here!

The capital city of Malta is Valletta (European City of Culture in 2018) and the old capital, Mdina (also known as the ‘Silent City’), are both worth visiting. They hold amazing culture and history. You can witness how people of the past have spent their lives. Beaches are dotted throughout the island and a visit by ferry to the Blue Lagoon in Comino and the island of Gozo boast some the most beautiful beaches and waters around the Mediterranean! There is an endless array of shops, restaurants with traditional Maltese cuisine, tourist attractions, activities, feasts, pubs, bars and nightclubs in all locations nearby. The school is conveniently located in one of the most sought-after and popular locations in Malta, especially for tourists and foreigners. It is the perfect place to enjoy a course for adults who are over the age of 30 whilst taking in the experience of the island lifestyle.

An international environment

Does this English course in Saint Julian’s meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

Nationalities

  • Students between 30 and 40 years of age 62% 62%
  • Students between 40 and 50 years of age 26% 26%
  • Students over 50 years of age 12% 12%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar, other activities and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08.00 – 08.15 – Check-in and registration at the school
  • 08.30 – Test
  • 10.00 – Introduction and mini-tour
  • 12.45 – Lunch break
  • 13.30 – 15.00 – First lesson of your English Course for adults over 30 (if you have chosen Intensive English)
  • 14.45 – 15.45 – ‘Meet and Greet’ (if you have chosen General English)
  • 15.00 – 16.00 – Break
  • 16.00 – 17.00 – Culture Club

Welcome Pack

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Malta, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Malta for adults, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Welcome Event

During the first week, you’ll be invited to join other students and teachers at an event organised for all new students. It may be held in a bar or at a typical Maltese restaurant. But whatever it is, make sure you go and socialise with other international students from all over the world!

From Tuesday onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate. So, you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course, you will receive the textbook. As time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called ‘Double Banking’ when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day. For example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:

Morning

  • 9.00 – 10.30 – First module *
  • 10.30 – 11.00 – Break
  • 11.00 – 12.30 – Second module *

Midday

  • 12.30 – 13.00 – Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.30 – Intensive and Business lessons **
  • 14.30 – 14.45 – Break

Afternoon

  • 14.45 – 16.15 – First module *
  • 16.15 – 16.30 – Break
  • 16.30 – 18.00 – Second module *

Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing | ** Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Evening

  • Free time activities, workshops, events and optional extras courses

Useful tips for your stay in Malta

Some suggestions from those who live in St. Julian's

Study English in Malta

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Do not miss

  • A dip in the Blue Lagoon in Comino;
  • Partying in the local night spots of Paceville;
  • Visit the old town of Mdina;
  • The Popeye Village;
  • A Maltese party (try the ‘ftira’ and the ‘pastizzi’);
  • Visit the island of Gozo;
  • A couple of cocktails from Juuls (a reggae bar in the heart of 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 St. Julian’s, Spinola, Paceville and the centre of Valletta may fluctuate. On average, however, the following is generally true:

  • Full menu from McDonalds: €7.00
  • Ftira (the Gozitan ‘pizza’): €6.00 – €7.00
  • Soft drink: €1.20
  • A medium beer: €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 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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