DISCOUNTS on SUMMER COURSES 2016! – see end for details
Malta is a long-time player on the international market for English language travel. As islands in the Mediterranean, with the allure of holidays and leisure time, Malta is an ideal base for spending anywhere from a week to several months learning English. From Easter onwards, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) traffic starts hotting up big time. Of course, adult learners come all year round, making the most of Malta’s mild winter and off-peak seasons, but the summer months see students of all ages, from eight to 80, arrive to combine an annual holiday with some learning.
Given its mature EFL industry, it’s no surprise to find well over 40 English language schools operating on the islands – most in Malta, and a few on the sister island Gozo. With the number on offer, prospective students, in particular younger learners’ parents, might find it difficult to choose one language school over another. A good place to start in working out which school is right for you is to determine a school’s accreditation and its experience in delivering exceptional teaching. Then, take a look at its location, facilities and value for money.
One that manages to combine the friendly atmosphere of a small school with full-range facilities and a long history of excellence is the English Language Academy in Sliema. We take a look at why and how…
ELA – also known as Sprachschule Malta – celebrates 27 years in business this year. It is licensed by the Malta Department of Education and is Language Studies International’s partner school in Malta. In addition, it is also an official representative of the University of Malta.
ELA is ranked Nr 1 in the top 10 language schools in Malta for the following reasons:
- best value for money – great discounts on courses and accommodation
- 27 years teaching experience
- atmosphere: small, friendly school and teaching yet full course range
- own beach club – part of a range of leisure facilities & programmes
- great location – central Sliema (Malta’s main resort town)
In addition, ELA is the only school to date to offer online exams for its courses and not just online placement tests at the start of your course.
For most students, a central location with short distances from host or hotel accommodation to their chosen language school is a must. English Language Academy is located in the heart of Sliema, which is the centre of island life with its trendy shopping, restaurant and nightlife scene. The ELA school also offers a dedicated beach club within walking distance, so you get the best of all worlds – study and leisure facilities right nearby.
While ELA is famed for its exceptionally friendly, small group teaching, the school provides the full services offered by larger schools, including accommodation, an extensive leisure programme, airport transfers and assistance from school representatives who are fluent in most main European languages.
The main school building is fully air-conditioned with a good reception area, video facilities, a canteen and study area. The school also offers free internet and WiFi facilities to all ELA students.
Courses & Lesson Set-up
ELA offers a large variety of courses for all ages ranging from group courses, known as Everyday English, Business English courses & Examination courses and Combi Courses to more specialised individual courses such as Personalised General English and Personalised Special English.
Group courses consist of a maximum of 10 students in summer and eight in winter, except for business and examination courses where a maximum of six students attend all year round. Our teenager summer classes are a maximum of twelve students. Students are placed in groups depending on their level, age and nationality. Package prices for groups, including packages for teenagers and juniors are also offered.
TOEFL with ELA
English Language Academy has recently been appointed as TOEFL iBT examination centre by ETS. Currently, it is the only centre on the islands to offer this new version of this popular exam. Preparation courses for the full range of Cambridge examinations, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC are held all year round. Full free assistance is provided for registration for any of these examinations/tests.
Leisure & Accommodation
A complete activities programme is also offered with different activities being offered every day and a change of programme every week which ensures longer-stay students are never bored! ELA students also have free access to a private beach within easy walking distance of the school. Accommodation is offered with host family or in the following: two or three star school residences, two to five star hotels, guest house, hostel and apartments. Of course, it’s possible to book courses only if this is more convenient for the student.
YOUR DISCOUNT INFO
English Language Academy is kindly offering Maltainsideout site users a discount on any courses booked via this site. To claim your discount, contact ELA quoting the code on the flyer (see left)