English Course in St.Julians , MaltaEnglish, sea and sun in the pearl of the Mediterranean.
Information about the English School Malta (Saint Julian’s)
You won’t find a better language school in Malta than this one located in Saint Julian’s. It is one of the most modern, dynamic and organized language centers in the world. 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. It offers quality English language courses for every need and is one of the few English schools in Europe to offer courses designed exclusively for students over 30 (available throughout the summer). There is a bar inside the school, Internet Wi-Fi access throughout the building with 56 computer stations connected to the network. It has over 70 bright, modern and air-conditioned classrooms. Twelve of these classrooms are exclusively devoted to courses in mini-groups. There is an executive lounge area for students of “Business English” with computer workstations, coffee and tea service and business and finance magazines. 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, this is the perfect language center for you.
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With every English course in Saint Julian’s
- Taxi service to and from the airport (when booking an online course + accommodation)
- Beach Club (in the summer)
- Textbooks and materials
- Extra-curricular activities
- A Welcome Event
- Access to the Internet
Number of classrooms
Average students per class
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English Courses in Saint Julian's
General or Intensive English Course in Saint Julians
[+] 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
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course 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
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Saint Julians
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Saint Julians
[+] 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
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in Saint Julians
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
CAE Exam Preparation Course in Saint Julians
[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more
FCE Exam Preparation Course in Saint Julians
[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more
CPE Exam Preparation Course in Saint Julians
[+] Designed by experts in the field, the CPE Preparation Course delves into great detail about the roots of the language itself, with a focus on key areas such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will learn a number of techniques that will allow you to complete the four areas of evaluation, all under the guidance of qualified professionals, along with real exam simulations. >> Read more
MINI GROUP (6 students) General English in Saint Julians
[+] If you would like to receive a greater level of individual attention, resulting in a faster rate of improvement, the Mini Group course is ideal. Class sizes are small, allowing teachers to tailor the course to the students needs. >> Read more
Accommodation in Saint Julian'sIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Saint Julian's, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school
[+] 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
Low Cost Apartments
[+] Aurora is a low cost apartment complex, that is used by the school along many other similar low cost accommodations. Each room in the apartments contain a bed, wardrobe and desk for your studies. All apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, stove and refrigerator. You will also have access to a s ... >> Read more
[+] 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 factsHere is some more information on English courses in Saint Julian's
Why take an English Course in Malta?
Malta is a jewel of the Mediterranean sea. It’s small and charming and brimming with history and culture, a place where people are warm and welcoming. The island is accessible via most locations, and cheap flights operate on a daily basis. Flight prices are excellent between mid-October until the start of June, where tourists and students flock here for the amazing sun, sea and sand.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, who wouldn’t want to study in Malta? There isn’t much to say about this wonderful location, and it is a place that is best kept secret until you travel here and explore it all yourself!
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.
- Students of Ages 18-30 75% 75%
- 30+ 40+ 50+ 25% 25%
Course structureAn 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 and 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 The first lesson of your English course in Malta (if you have chosen Intensive English or English for Work)
- 14:45-15:45 “Meet and Greet” (if you have chosen General English)
- 15:00-16:00 Break
- 16:00-17:00 Culture Club
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).
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!
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, and then 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:
- 9:00-10:30 First module*
- 10:30-11:00 Break
- 11:00-12:30 Second module*
- 12:30-13:00 Lunch
- 13:00-14:30 “Intensive” and “Business”** Lessons
- 14:30-14:45 Break
- 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.
- Free time activities, workshops, events and optional extras courses
Useful tips for your stay in Saint Julian's, MaltaSome suggestions from those who live in Saint 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 beautiful 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 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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