FAQ's - General Course Information

Will I be in the right class?

On your first morning at school we will give you a placement test and you will have a short interview to assess your knowledge of English. Following this we will place you in an appropriate class.

How will I know if I am making progress?

During your lessons your teacher will provide you with new language and help you to improve your language skills according to your level. Your progress will be monitored by the teacher and you will have regular progress tests. If you are following a long-term programme you will have monthly progress reports.

Is my teacher qualified?

Yes – all our teachers are qualified according to Maltese law and many have further qualifications above the minimum legal requirement. They also meet the requirements of the relevant accrediting bodies – the EFL Monitoring Board of the Ministry of Education and the Federation of English Language Teaching Organizations of Malta (FELTOM). Over and above these qualifications, our teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic about helping their students to progress and reach the level that is attainable during their stay.

What opportunities will I have to communicate in English?

We use the Communicative Language Teaching method (CLT) in our classes. This method uses communication in English as a learning tool, which guarantees maximum use of the language. You will also have plenty of opportunity to practice your English during school activities with students of various nationalities.

What will I gain from my English course?

Having the opportunity to practice the skills, particularly speaking, will enable your passive knowledge of English to become active. You will learn new vocabulary and grammar and have plenty of opportunity to use it. You will gain confidence and competence to communicate and use your newly acquired language.

What will I do in class?

You will follow a course book which will help you with your grammar and vocabulary, as well as enabling you to practice the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will also be given the opportunity to interact with other students to practice these skills and improve your fluency.

How can I improve my English outside the classroom?

You will be able to speak English with other students during the afternoon and evening activities organised by the school. It is also a good idea to borrow English books from our library. These books are graded according to level. The school holds regular film nights, which will improve your understanding of English. If you are staying with one of our host families, you will also be able to make conversation with them.

Will I get a certificate?

At the end of your stay you will receive a certificate indicating the type and length of course you have taken.

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