LSI Malta - 2017/18 Information
LSI Sliema English Language Academy, Saint Julian's, Malta
Language Studies International’s partner school - The English Language Academy - in Malta is ideally located to explore this small but beautiful island. The school is situated just minutes from the seafront in the bustling town of Sliema and is equipped with modern facilities and professional teaching staff.
This LSI-affiliated school, known as The English Language Academy, was established in 1988 and was one of the first English language schools in Malta. The school is situated minutes from Sliema’s main promenade on the northeastern coast of Malta.
It is a founder member of the Federation of English Language Teaching of Malta (FELTOM), and prides itself on having staff who are friendly, helpful and approachable. The school is also licensed for the EU Socrates exchange programme for educational courses.
The English Language Academy is housed in a traditional honey-coloured building and boasts well equipped and air-conditioned classrooms. The school attracts students from 50 nationalities around the world, with a high number coming from Russia, Italy, Spain and Brazil.
The English Academy in Malta offers a wide range of courses including:
● General English
● One-to-One English
● Exam preparation ( TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English)
● Business English
Courses are taught according to a 20, 30 or 40 hour per week schedule. Each of the classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and lessons are taught in small groups (maximum 10) with emphasis placed on speaking, listening and group discussion. Students are housed through the school in hostels, hotels or the school’s Homestay programme.
The English Language Academy in Malta organises a varied social programme including, horse-riding, water sports, guided sightseeing tours and nights out. The school’s extra-curricular programme changes every week and takes advantage of all this small-but-beautiful country has to offer.
The English Language Academy in Malta opened its doors in 1988 and it is an LSI-affiliated school which means it follows LSI’s core curriculum, teaching methodology and ethos. Students at the English Language Academy can follow a wide range of courses which are ‘learner-centred’.
Each course has a structured curriculum that focuses on full language immersion as well as encouraging students to hone their grammar and pronunciation.
Teaching at The English Language Academy is in classes of around 8-10 students and learners are encouraged to participate fully in all activities. Students learn the language through speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary and class discussion in English is actively encouraged.
To encourage students to practice their English outside of the classroom, the school provides a wide range of social and sports activities, which are in abundance on Malta.
The English Language Academy in Malta has around 25 teachers in low season (winter) and up to 70 teachers in high season (summer). All teachers are native-level speakers and all hold either a TEFL, CELTA or BA English qualification.
Feedback and Testing:
On arrival at the school, each student is given a level assessment test before they are placed in one of six levels of language ability. Regular review of project work, weekly test results, and personal attention is given to help improve students’ English skills. Upon successful completion of their course, students receive a certificate.
The school also offers premium one-to-one courses which are especially popular for students employed in a professional career. Courses are open to all levels, from Beginner to Advanced, and students can also choose to have one-to-one tuition. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 10 students, and learners are fully immersed in English throughout the course.
General Languages Courses at LSI Malta include:
1. General 20: 20 lessons per week (4 lessons per day) with a course duration of 1-50 weeks.
2. Intensive 30: 30 lessons per week with a course duration of 1-50 weeks
3. Intensive 40: 40 lessons per week which combine 10 lessons of general English and 30 lessons of specialised exam preparation lessons. Duration of 1-50 weeks.
4. One-to-One Premium Courses: The English Language Academy offers intensive one-to-one tuition in courses of 15-30 lessons per week. Each lesson is adapted to the student’s needs. One-to-one classes are particularly useful to professionals and executives who need to use English for their work. Course duration: ongoing.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All General English courses are taught at the school building from Monday to Friday. Standard courses are generally taught in the morning, intensive courses are all day until around 16.15
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Course certificate: Certificate of Achievement at the end of each course.
- Interactive Whiteboards
- 24 hour emergency support line
- Free Internet
- Multimedia Classroom