Malta – a sunny tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, rich in history, has two official languages, Maltese and English, and is a host for many foreign students wishing to augment their English Language Learning.
Many students are always faced with the dilemma of where they should learn English.
Some might opt to study in their own country; others choose to travel abroad, to attain first hand experience of speaking English in an English-speaking country and absorb the culture and lifestyle of the host country.
“Why Malta?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions when students decide to visit Malta to further improve their English. An answer I would give would be: Malta is the perfect location where people can study the English language at great language schools in an English speaking environment and combine their studies with fun in the sun. An example for such a language school would be Maltalingua. Malta is a small country, where nobody is invisible and everyone has an identity. Tourists are welcomed and loved by the friendly Maltese people, and the Maltese will go out of their way to please and help the foreigners.
Talking about pleasing and helping, Maltese people enjoy the company of foreign guests at their homes. Many also operate as host families, a benefit to students who are willing to study English to have hands-on practice whilst living in an English speaking household.
From my experience as a teacher, students who shared apartments or resided with a host family felt that they had more opportunities to socialise with other, enjoy other people’s company and let’s be honest, nobody likes dining alone.
So, what are the benefits of learning English in Malta? Malta is sunny, hospitable, fun, culture-rich, beautiful, safe, offers a variety of food and most importantly, and it doesn’t rain as much as it does in England 😉
EFL Teacher at the Maltalingua English Language School
151, Birkirkara Hill
Tel: +356 2742 7570
Fax: +356 2742 7571
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