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English Course in Valletta, Malta

Studying in the Heart of Malta.

Information on Malta’s English School (in Valletta)

The language centre based in the heart of the capital of the island of Malta, known as Valletta is located in the walled off city oozing with charm and history. The atmosphere in this city feels timeless, and walking the narrow streets will open your eyes to the ways of the locals of hundreds of years ago. It is begging to be explored and discovered, and is as amazing by day as it is by night. The school is housed in a large building, and offers a spacious and comfortable learning environment, which includes interactive whiteboards, projector screens and modern teaching materials.  In addition to your regular lessons, you’ll be pleased to join other international students on amazing tours of this beautiful city, and you can uncover the secrets and hidden past of an extremely characteristic place. The number of students that this school takes is limited (a maximum of 8 per class) to allow a proper balance of individual attention and group participation. There is air conditioning for the humid summer months, and free WiFi for all students. Your welcome pack given upon your arrival will allow you to take advantage of the many student discounts available on the island. You will have a great experience, in a grand location!

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With each English Course in Valletta:

  • Taxi service to and from the airport (when booking an online course + accommodation)
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Welcome activities
  • Internet access

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Average students per class

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English Courses in Valletta

These are the courses you can follow at this school

General or Intensive English Course in Valletta

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 Valletta and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Valletta 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 in Valletta. 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 Valletta

20 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] 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 Valletta

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

[+] To make the most of your studying in Valletta 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

Accommodation in Valletta

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

St Francis Studios - Apartments

Distance to School: 15 - 17 minutes walking - Room type: One Bedroom Apartment (Price Per Apartment), Sleeps 2

[+] These studio apartments sleep two adults, and have a private bathroom and kitchenette, equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. The apartment has a washing machine, ironing board and iron, fans and heating for those chilly winters. The studios are located on the third floor of a ... >> Read more

Apartments

Distance to School: 20 - 30 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Double Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 5 - 15 minutes cycling, 15 - 30 minutes walking, 15 - 30 minutes public transport - 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 Valletta? Some facts

Here is some more information on English courses in Valletta

Why take an English Course in Valletta?

Valletta is the cultural and commercial capital of Malta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city centre is a veritable open-air museum, boasts Baroque architecture and is the natural home of some of the best attractions of Malta. Valletta has welcomed many a noble person over it’s history, included heads of state, poets, actors, artists, grand masters and the Knights, as well as the Queen! It is considered an excellent destination for anyone who loves to indulge in history and museums and architecture, as well as shopping and traditional cuisine. It is home to the President’s Palace and the courts of law, and tourists and professionals roam the streets of the city throughout the hustle and bustle of the day. Valletta Waterfront is the perfect spot for some evening entertainment, and you’ll find bars, clubs and restaurants right on the water’s edge! Valletta hosts a number of events during the summer months, including a Jazz Festival, a Wine festival, Carnival parades, concerts for famous musicians such as Elton John, Isle of MTV and a never-ending list of events. 

An international environment

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

Nationalities

  • Students of Ages 18-30 45% 45%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 55% 55%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

Your first day begins with the registration and welcoming of students at 8.45am.

There will be an English language writing test with an informal interview, in order to establish your language skills and assign you to a class that is appropriate for your level. The lessons will commence after the tests are corrected.

The amount of classes and duration of the course depends on the type of course you have selected.

From Tuesday Onwards…

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar.

General English (20 Lessons Per/ Wk, 45 mins each – 15 Hours Per/ Wk)

  • 9:00-10:30
  • 10:30-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:30

Intensive English (30 Lessons Per/ Wk, 45 mins each – 22.5 Hours Per/ Wk)

  • 9:00-10:30
  • Break
  • 11:00-12:30
  • Break
  • 13:00-14:30 Conversation Focus

Combined Courses (English Group + Individual Lessons)

  • 9:00-10:30 Group Lesson
  • Break
  • 11:00-12:30 Group Lesson
  • Individual Lessons in the Afternoon

Lesson times may vary if a Public Holiday falls during the week.

Useful tips for your stay in Valletta

Some suggestions from those who live in Valletta

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 (worth taking a boat tour)
  • Partying in the local night spots of Paceville
  • Visit the Silent City – Mdina (Malta’s old capital) and take a bite of the best cakes at Fontanella
  • The “Popeye Village”
  • A Maltese party (try the “ftira” and the “pastizzi”)
  • Visit the island of Gozo – you’ll be impressed!
  • 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 are the general costs:

  • Full menu from McDonald’s: €7.00
  • Ftira (the Gozitan “pizza”, you’ve got to try it!): €6.00 – €7.00
  • Soft drink: €1.20
  • A 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

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 that visit the surrounding islands, even to a “water taxi” service in the Grand Harbour. 
From the central bus terminus in Valletta, buses reach all corners of the island. The terminus is located at the entrance of the capital (near the colossal “Fountain of the Tritons”). Usually there are buses departing every 10-20 minutes, depending on the destination. 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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