Standard English Courses in Malta
The Standard English Course is the most popular and often-booked type of course in Malta. It offers students the perfect balance between language training and leisure time. Normally students spend 3 hours a day studying and have the rest of the day to enjoy themselves.
An integrated skills approach helps students to develop fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing and the teachers ensure that the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation components are applied to actual language use. We use the most up-to-date and interactive teaching techniques and material that help students quickly improve their English.
Although our Standard Courses follow a set course book, our teachers assess their students' learning needs and objectives on the first day of their course and throughout their stay, and adapt their lessons accordingly. In this way, our students are motivated to keep improving, while also having a good time.
Our main course book, English File Third Edition, allows students to learn the language using real-life contexts with lively, interesting reading and listening texts, challenging activities and periodic evaluations so they can see and measure their progress. Each level is designed to take 12 weeks to complete as during that time a student can cover the entire syllabus of the level and should then automatically advance to the following level provided their attendance is 80% or above. Students must purchase a course book on arrival at a cost of €26. Students staying less than 4 weeks can return their book, in perfect condition, for a refund less a weekly usage fee of €6.50.
Standard courses at a glance
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum age for adult courses: 18 years old
Levels: A0/Beginners, A1/Elementary, A2/Pre-Intermediate, B1/Intermediate, B2/Upper Intermediate, C1/Advanced
Maximum number of learners per class: 10
Typical timetable: 09:00 - 10:30 & 10:45 - 12:15
- 4 lessons/3 hours per day
- 20 lessons/15 hours per week
- 5 days a week (Monday to Friday)
- 1 lesson = 45 minute
Public holidays: The school will be closed on the following public holidays: 19.03, 19.04, 01.05, 07.06, 15.08, 13.12 and from 23.12.2019 to 03.01.2020. No lessons are given on these days and lessons, in general, are not made up.
Prices for standard courses in Malta
|Duration||1-8 weeks||9+ weeks|
|Price per week||€175||€155|
+ Registration fee: €60