Our summer camp in Malta runs April-October and is open to international students aged 8-12 and 13-17. The programme includes 20 English lessons per week as well as a complete, fully supervised sports and recreational activity programme and excursions. Campers must have at least 1 year's priory study of English.
Participants follow a programme of 20 lessons (45 minutes each) of English per week, Monday to Friday mornings or afternoons. Lesson plans aim to improve English language skills through conversation (role-plays, discussions, etc.), listening and reading exercises and some writing tasks. In groups for advanced students, participants are introduced to politics or other relevant topics. Students will take a placement test upon arrival and will be placed in their appropriate level, from beginner to advanced.
In the morning, students have classes from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM in groups made up of a maximum of 15 students. Courses start every Monday and Thursday and arrivals are every Saturday/Sunday and Wednesday before the start of each course. All students will be picked up at the airport when they arrive, and transportation for departure will be arranged as well.
The activity programme includes four afternoon activities and one full-day excursion on Saturday to Mosta dome, Ta’Qali Crafts Village, Dingli Cliffs, the Temples and San Anton gardens in the morning and a beach visit in the afternoon. There are also five evening activities organised (such as a welcome party, a boat cruise to Comino Island with BBQ and music, open-air disco, karaoke and every Saturday a special party evening).
- Welcome party (each week)
- Comino Boat Cruise (in the evening)
- Malta Experience Tour
- Blue Grotto Tour
- Visit to Valletta, Mdina, Rabat
- International Party (each week)
- Beach walks
- Theatre evenings
- Open-air disco
Sports activities such as football, beach volleyball etc.
At school there is a possibility to book other sports: bowling, diving, horse riding or tennis.
Malta is a spectacular island located in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean 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 a rich and lengthy history, bars, shops and restaurants galore and buzzing nightlife.
English is one of the two official languages on the island, stemming from two centuries of British rule. Malta's most-read paper is the English-language Malta Times, and the Maltese drive on the left. If you're looking for sea, sand and sun as well as top-notch English lessons, Malta is the place for you!
Our partner school
Founded in 1985, our partner school in Malta, IELS, welcomes more than 8,000 students every year from all over the world and offers participants an international atmosphere. IELS is a member of FELTOM and is recognised by the Maltese Ministry of Education.
The teaching centre is located in Sliema, a cosmopolitan seaside resort located 5 Km from the capital Valletta and a half an hour drive from the airport. The school is located right next to the seafront promenade which takes the locals towards the numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs in the Saint Julien district.
The school buildings are made up of bright, air conditioned class rooms, a library, a cafeteria and an internet café enabling students to stay in touch with their family and friends during their stay. Wifi access and an internet café are available for students to use.
We offer two primary options for accommodation during this programme, host family and student residence .
- Host Family
Our carefully selected host families are all native English speakers who greet our students warmly and provide them with the best possible opportunity to practice their English in a real-world environment. Most of the host families live around Sliema/St.Julians/Swieqi; others are in the surrounding villages of San Gwann, Msida, Ta/Xbiex, Naxxar, Lija, Balzan and Attard. Most of the students can walk to school and some make use of the free transportation that the school organises in the morning. Accommodation is usually in double rooms (sometimes triple rooms) and full board is included.
Alternatively, students can opt to stay in one of our residences. We cannot guarantee one residence in particular, but two people who book at the same time will always be able to stay together in the same residence. A €50 security deposit will be asked for on arrival. The accommodation has 3- or 4-bedded rooms on full board with a packed lunch. All rooms are air-conditioned and with private facilities. Residences are within walking distance to the school. The residence offers full-board. For a small additional cost, a Wifi connection is available.
Prices & Dates 2016
Stays take place from Sunday to Sunday or from Wednesday to Wednesday (more flexible in July-August as flights are often fully booked at the weekends).
For 13-17 year olds, stays take place during the following periods:
- Easter: 20 March-10 April: one or two weeks
- Spring: 15-29 May: one or two weeks
- Summer: 12 June-11 September: 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
- October half-term: 2 October-6 November: one or two weeks
For 8-12 year olds, stays take place during summer only (from 12 July to 16 August)
Departure 12 July: 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
- Departure 19 July: 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
- Departure 26 July: 1, 2 or 3 weeks
- Departure 02 August: 1 or 2 weeks
- Departure 09 august: one week only
Bank holidays (Lessons do not take place and are not refunded): 25 March, 31 March, 29 June, 15 August, 8 September.
An additional fee of €50 is applicable for any special dietary requirements.
- All English lessons
- Accommodation with host family or in residence in a shared room
- Administrative fees
- Course materials and books
- Return transfers from airport to accommodation
Prices do not include:
- Flights to and from Malta
- Possible insurance
Arrival airport - Malta International Airport
A (free) transfer is offered between the airport and your accommodation
If you would like us to book your return flights (Brussels/Malta, Paris/Malta, Marseille/Malta), please make sure to include this request on your booking form.
If booking your own flights, try to arrive the Sunday prior to course start and leave the Saturday following the end of the course.
Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.
You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.
Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.