Malta

Malta is a spectacular island in the middle of the crystal clear Mediterranean waters and is the perfect place to study English all year round. Its Mediterranean climate, gorgeous bays and tranquil villages make it a haven of serenity. If you’re looking for something more active, Malta also boasts of bars, shops and restaurants galore, and a lively nightlife scene.

English is one of the two official languages on the island, stemming from two centuries of British rule. Our Maltese teachers are all native English speakers specialised and qualified to teach English to foreign students.

Malta is the best balance between a relaxing, leisurely holiday and a serious language learning programme.

Programme

This school summer camp in Malta runs from April to October and is open to international students aged 8-12 and 13-17 years old.

The programme includes 20 English lessons per week as well as a complete, fully supervised sports and recreational activity programme with excursions.

To be able to join this programme, campers must have at least one year of English study.

Founded in 1985, our partner IELS welcomes students from all over the world and offers an international atmosphere in their two different schools located in two different places:

  • Pembroke (from July 01 to August 08 for Homestay or “Club Residence”): small town located on the East Coast of the isle surrounded by impressive historical remains and offering a luxuriant nature. The place is also renowned to be one of the best spot for diving.
  • Sliema (for other periods and/or other types of accommodation): cosmopolitan seaside resort located 5 km from the capital Valetta and right next to the seafront promenade of St-Julian district with numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs very popular upon evenings.

The school buildings have bright, air conditioned classrooms, a library, a cafeteria and an Internet café enabling students to stay in touch with their family and friends throughout their stay. Wifi access and the Internet café are placed at the students’ disposal.

The schools are member of FELTOM, an association approved by the Maltese Ministry of Education.

Participants follow a programme of 20 lessons (45 minutes each) of English per week, Monday to Friday, mornings or afternoons.

Lessons take place in an International atmosphere aiming to improve English language skills through conversation (role-plays, discussions, etc.), listening and reading exercises and some writing tasks adapted to the participants’ ages.

In groups for advanced students, participants are introduced to politics, culture or other relevant current topics.

Students will take a placement test upon arrival and will be placed in their appropriate level class, from beginner to Advanced.

Each class has a maximum of 15 students.

Supervised activities

Per week:

  • 4 half-day sports or cultural activities: guided tour of Valetta, outing to Mdina, cinema, theatre creation, beach-volley, football, beach games etc.
  • Evening activities (daily): welcome night, disco, barbecue, karaoke, foam party etc.
  • Optional activities at extra cost (for 13-17 years only, registration on the spot): Golden Bay, Malta National Aquarium, Laser Game, Karting, cruise to Comino Island…

**All activities and organised evenings are supervised by the school staff **.

As follow, two sample programmes (given as example and subject to changes):

  • For 8-12 years:
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  • For 13-17 years:
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3 bedded (sometimes 4 bedded) room, shared bathroom, full board included

All our host families are carefully selected by the school staff. They are all native English speakers and provide students with the best possible opportunity to practice their English in a warm atmosphere and authentic environment.

Travel time to school: most of the host families live around Sliema in residential areas located about 30 to 45 minutes travel from the schools by public transport. Students hosted by families living more than a 30 minutes travel from school will benefit from a private transport provided by IELS.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and bath towels are provided
  • Laundry is provided (generally with the self use of the washing machine once a week or on special laundry days)

Different residences are available, all located within a short walking or local transport distance from the schools. Students are allocated in different residences according to both availability and their age.

  • Club Residence (8-17 years – restricted availability)

Shared accommodation (3 or 4 beds per room), full board included

Travel time to school: this residence is located about 30 minutes travel from the school by public transport.

Practical information:

  • All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities.
  • Bed linen and bath towels provided
  • Laundry available (at extra cost)

A €50 refundable security deposit will be required on arrival and refunded at the end of the stay providing there is no evidence of damage to the room and premises.

  • Centre Residence (13-17 years ONLY)

Shared accommodation (3 or 4 beds per room), full board

Travel time to school: this residence is located very close to the school (within a very short walk of about 5 minutes maximum).

Practical information:

  • All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities.
  • Bed linen and bath towels provided
  • Laundry available (at extra cost)

A €50 refundable security deposit will be required on arrival and refunded at the end of the stay providing there is no evidence of damage to the room and premises.

Travel

  • Arrival Airport: Malta International Airport (MLA)
  • Round trip transfer included from airport to accommodation and return

When booking your flights, make sure to arrive either the Sunday prior to course start and leave the Sunday following the end of the course, or the Saturday prior to course start and leave the Saturday following the end of the course

Please note: Do not make any travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Infos Visa

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Stays take place from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.

For 13-17 year old, stays take place during the following periods:

  • Spring/Easter: March 28 to April 19 : 1 or 2 weeks
  • Summer: May 30 to September 06 : 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
  • Autumn: October 03 to November 08 : 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks

For 8-12 year old, sessions are during the summer only (from June 27 to August 23)

Bank holidays (No lessons will take place nor be made up on the following dates): March 31, April 10 and June 29.

Prices 2020

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.1
For 8-12 years old - Summer only 
Lessons & Residence accommodation, shared room, full-boardPrice
1 week 865
2 weeks 1.625
3 weeks 2.445
4 weeks 3.195
13-17 years old - Other periods
Lessons and Homestay accommodation, shared room, full-boardPrice
1 week 545
2 weeks 995
3 weeks 1.495
4 weeks 1.975
13-17 years old - Summer only
Lessons & accommodation, shared room, full-boardHomestayResidence
1 week 665 825
2 weeks 1.245 1.575
3 weeks 1.845 2.315
4 weeks 2.695 3.095
Extras
Centre Residence accommodation (per week) 70
UM (unaccompanied minors) roundtrip transfer (both ways) 70
Special diet (per week)* 50
* Gluten free (Celiac disease), Lactose free, Vegetarian.

Prices include:

  • English lessons
  • Accommodation (Homestay or Residence – shared room)
  • Full-board
  • Course material and books
  • School administration fees and taxes
  • Activity programme
  • Supervision
  • Round trip (arrival & departure) transfer from airport to accommodation

Prices do not include:

  • Flights to and from Malta
  • Optional insurances