Top 5 sights in Malta every language student must see

5. Malta National Aquarium   #dzieciuch #malaolawwielkimswiecie #malta #babygirl #underseaworld #trip A post shared by Aleksandra Misiarz #nofilter (@misiekbaby) on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:26am PST Located on the northern side of the island, the Malta National Aquarium boasts a stunning array of sea creatures in 41 different tanks, including a 12-metre-wide tank with a tunnel allowing visitors to walk underneath the water. 4. Manoel Island waterfront   A great spot for a picnic if the weather cooperates, the contrasting views of historical Valletta and modern Sliema from Manoel Island are unbeatable. Access to the foreshore on the island was only recently opened as the surrounding fort is still under renovation, but many of the old buildings can be seen on the walk to the waterfront. 3. Mdina – the Silent City   Gate di Mdina, Mdina, Malta ??⠀ “L’inverno sta arrivando” ?⠀ Scoprici su Facebook e contattaci per il tuo viaggio nel fantastico mondo delle location di Game of Thrones!⠀ ‭3337587957‬⠀ 3483175940⠀⠀⠀ #viacolnerd #malta #mdina #gatedimdina #gate #gateofmdina #gameofthrones #got #stark #jonsnow #iltronodispade #viaggiare #film #tour #travel #madefortravel @evolutiontravelofficial @evolutiontravelitalia A post shared by Viacolnerd-A&Dtravelconsultant (@viacolnerd) on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:17am PST Explore the narrow streets of the ancient walled city of Mdina and enjoy the sweeping views of the island from the bastions high above the city walls. You can even take a tour of Mdina’s medieval dungeons, located just inside the city gate. 2. Blue Lagoon – Comino   ?Get the locals to show you the hidden gems? across the Maltese? islands… don't go with the? flow….you will find? plenty up? North, with a few? in the south? as well? . . . #malta #comino #sea #valletta #gozo #blue_lagoon #coral_lagoon #seamalta #crystal_lagoon #pershingyacht A post shared by sea_malta (@sea_malta) on Jan 13, 2018 at … Read more

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15 Must-See Places to Visit When You Learn English in Malta!

Every year, thousands of students from all over the world decide to pack their bags and head to the charming Mediterranean island of Malta, and we’re lucky enough to welcome them at EC Malta! When our students aren’t working hard in class, they love exploring everything this sun-kissed island has to offer – here are just a few of their favourite spots. 1 | Blue Lagoon, Comino Yesterday our @ecmalta students went to visit the stunning Blue Lagoon in Comino! Thanks @paola_antonini for sharing this beautiful photo ? #Repost #BlueLagoon #Comino #Malta ・・・ Não parece de verdade. O que é essa praia na ilha de Comino ??…Maravilhosa! É de Deus. Foi aí, na "Blue lagoon", que eles gravaram o segundo filme "A Lagoa Azul". Visual incrível! Ps: to mostrando todos os detalhes dos passeios lá no snap! Vemmmm ?paola_antonini @worldstudybh #worldstudy #worldstudybh #viajarprafora #ecexperience A post shared by EC English (@ecenglish) on Apr 24, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT [hs_action id=”1591″] 2 | Mdina, Malta   3 | Valletta, Malta #city #lights #valletta #nightlights #sea #sky #beautiful #amazing #Island #malta #photographer #endoftheday #summer #summernights #nightphotography A post shared by Le Petit Maltais (@lepetitmaltais) on Jul 11, 2017 at 2:05am PDT 4 | St. Peter’s Pool, Delimara, Malta Double tap if you wish to be here right now ? . . . . . . . . #rockyisland #lovesea #lovemalta #mediterraneanisland #maltaliving #maltalife #maltagozo #maltalifestyle #stpeterspool #stpeterspoolmalta #visitmalta #cometomalta A post shared by Charlie & Kristina (@maptrotting) on Jul 3, 2017 at 4:15am PDT [hs_action id=”1591″] 5 | Birgu, Malta Memories of this beautiful sunset ? . . . . . . . #sunset #birgu #bastions #sun #malta #history #summer #photo #instaphoto #potd #instadaily #silhouette #beautiful #stunning #islandlife #instalike #lfl #maltese #ilovemalta #photography A post shared by cheryl (@cheeeeerxx) on Jul 5, … Read more

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7 Reasons to Learn English in Malta this Summer

If you’re wondering where you should go to learn English abroad, then the Mediterranean island of Malta might just be the perfect place for you. Want to find out why? Here are 7 reasons to make the island your home this summer! [hs_action id=”1591″] 1 | Fantastic Summer Weather When people think about Malta, they think about days filled with golden sunshine and gorgeous sunsets that make the sky look like it’s on fire. Malta doesn’t just have great weather – you’ll also be able to enjoy the island’s countless bays and beaches, where you can spend the day swimming and working on your tan! 2 | Beautiful Beaches   We’ve already talked about Malta’s many beaches – but make sure you visit these top student favourites while you’re here: St. Peter’s Pool | Blue Lagoon | Golden Bay | Ghajn Tuffieha |Little Armier 3 | Gozo! Just a short ferry ride away from Malta, you’ll find the charming sister island of Gozo. Your time in Malta is definitely incomplete without spending at least one day there visiting its stunning natural sights – don’t forget to visit Ramla l-Hamra, an incredible red, sandy beach with amazing views! 4 | Amazing Nightlife St. Julian’s and Paceville are two of Malta’s top entertainment hotposts, with all the nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges you’ll ever need just minutes away from EC Malta. If you’re in the mood for something a little more relaxing, Valletta, the capital, is a great place to visit whether  you’re looking for some yummy food or delicious drinks! 5 | Rich History Did you know that Malta’s ancient Megalithic temples are older than the Pyramids of Giza?! The Maltese Islands are alive with thousands of years of history, from the temples to the Romans, Normans, and Knights of … Read more

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Learn English in Malta | What’s on in June?

  June in Malta is a fantastic time for music lovers, with Malta Music Week and the widely popular Isle of MTV event bringing thousands of locals and visitors together in their love for awesome tunes, talented musicians, and golden Mediterranean sunshine. Let’s take a quick look at some of what’s happening in Malta this month! [hs_action id=”1591″] 16th June: Jazz Collective at Electro Lobster Project If you’re in the mood for some mellow jazz sounds, meeting new people, and a few ice-cold drinks, then the Electro Lobster Project is the place to be! Check out the event page here.   21st June: Valletta Tour     Enjoy a tour of Malta’s stunning capital city and 2018 city of culture, Valletta, with your friends and EC classmates! This historic gem is bursting with fascinating sights, sounds, and stories about Malta’s cultural background, so if you’re looking to discover this unique destination, be sure to sign up as soon as possible through EC Malta.   22nd June: 3 Cities By Night     ‘The Three Cities’ is the collective name given to the three fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea, and Cospicua. Each one of these charming cities are home to impressive palaces, churches, and fortifications dating back to the Knights of St. John, offering an unbeatable experience of authentic Maltese life and a fascinating look into the island’s maritime history. If you’d like to take a tour of these enchanting cities by night, book your place today via EC Malta.   26th – 28th June: Malta Music Week & Isle of MTV!     Malta Music Week is the perfect backdrop to the massive summer bash known as Isle of MTV. Take a look at the event programme to find out which major DJs are performing throughout the week, find out … Read more

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Learning English in Malta| What’s on?

Welcome to What’s On, a brand new series of blog posts aimed at bringing you a quick round-up of all the exciting events going on in our EC destinations! In these posts, you’ll find anything from interesting cultural events to fantastic parties, EC exclusive events, exciting excursions, and much more! Today, we’re taking a look at the sunny Mediterranean island of Malta, where thousands of students flock to each year to enjoy sun, sea, and a rich local culture while learning English in Malta.   21st May EC Exclusive: Gozo Tour Loved by tourists and locals alike, Malta’s sister island Gozo is perhaps the most laid-back place in the Mediterranean. Enjoy a tour of this island full of stunning natural landscapes, blue seas, and golden sandy beaches and practise English together with your fellow classmates.   20th – 22nd May Inspire Fest by Nutella Can you think of anyone who doesn’t love Nutella? Of course not – this chocolate-and-hazelnut dream is the perfect treat after a long week of learning, so why not hit this event and enjoy a variety of food items made with Nutella? The best part about this local event is that entrance is free, but you can make a donation at the door in aid of Inspire, a Maltese charity helping those with a disability by encouraging equality, inclusion, and education.   22nd May EC Exclusive: Sicily Excursion   Just a catamaran-ride away from Malta, the mesmerizing island of Sicily is the perfect place to spend the day before hitting another awesome week of learning English in Malta. Expect to see sparkling Mediterranean sea, breath-taking mountain scenery, and unmistakably Sicilian local cuisine.     23rd May Altered Egos by Ġulja Holland Altered Egos is local artist Gulja Holland’s first solo exhibition. The young Maltese artist specializes in figurative … Read more

Inspirational Model Paola Antonini at EC Malta

  The inspirational Brazilian model Paola Antonini recently enjoyed a 2-week language learning adventure on the Mediterranean island of Malta, exploring the islands with EC Malta while improving her English. Asked about why she chose the island as her study destination, Paola explained the following:   I wanted to go to a different place, not the typical places that everyone visits, and Malta was the best choice. Malta is a unique place and I love beaches, so it was a perfect combination; I fell in love with the island, I didn´t want to leave. Besides improving my English, I visited amazing places! We went to many interesting spots around the island, which showed how the place preserves its history.   Practising English inside and outside the classroom   When this charming celebrity wasn’t out and about exploring all the sights that the island has to offer, Paola joined fellow students in a Business English Mini Group class. Business English Mini Group is a popular option for those looking for even more individual attention, more targeted improvement, and a way to boost their career prospects. Class sizes are small, so teachers can tailor and adapt lessons to give each group exactly what it needs.     Commenting on her classes, Paola explained how “the class is very useful, we learnt a kind of vocabulary that is very important for careers. I study Journalism, so it will be very important for my career. We had, for example, a topic about what is important in the news, and I learnt a lot words that I will use in my professional future.” Eager to learn more, Paola also experienced a taste of the popular English in the City class, a course which involves going out into the city to practise the language learnt in class.   … Read more

Malta Must-Sees: Gozo

For the finale to our series of locations to visit around Malta, it’s time to turn our attention to the island of Gozo and its natural beauties! [hs_action id=”1591″] 1. Dwejra Azure Window and Inland Sea Perhaps the most iconic image of the Maltese Islands, the Azure Window in Dwejra, Gozo lives up to the hype. Made out of a massive block of Upper Corralline Limestone (a type of Maltese rock) that has been worn away by the waves to form an arch, the Azure Window shows sea erosion in action and will one day crumble to leave just a disconnected stack (rock island). The nearby inland sea was formed after underwater caves collapsed, leaving an inland pool of water connected to the open sea. Swim in the sheltered waters surrounded by spectacular cliffs that tower above you or take a boat ride (around €4) through the tunnel linking the sea to the open water and enjoy breathtaking views of Fungus Rock. The area is also an excellent diving site.   Getting to Dwejra Azure Window and Inland Sea At Id-Dwejra, Gozo. Bus stop: Dwejra 2. Ramla l-Ħamra Named after its soft, reddish sand, this beach is the largest in Gozo and an excellent location for both relaxing and having an adventure. The sand and shallow sea make it a popular swimming spot, although it’s far less busy than the beaches on Malta. The beach is surrounded by sand dunes, terraced farmland, and rounded clay slopes, with many opportunities for treks. Calypso cave, mentioned in Homer’s poem “The Odyssey” (where the nymph Calypso supposedly entertained Ulysses for seven years before he continued his journey) is just a short walk away and a welcome spot of shade on scorching summer days. Watch out for undersea currents on windy days that can make swimming … Read more

Malta Must-Sees: North

Continuing our journey around Malta, today we will talk about the north of the island and its two most popular beaches. [hs_action id=”1591″] 1. Għajn Tuffieħa Bay and Golden Bay Set on Malta’s North West coast, these two bays combine beach life with stunning surroundings and opportunities for trekking and adventure. Starting with Golden Bay, the largest and most popular of the two, the sandy beach here is wide and deep, creating plenty of space for beach volleyball games, sandcastle-building, a variety of water sports, swimming and barbeques after dark. For a more luxurious experience, the Radisson Golden Sands Hotel located here has bars and restaurants overlooking the beach as well as a private hotel beach kitted out with canopies and sun loungers (at a charge).     The next bay along the coast, Għajn Tuffieħa, can be reached via a long flight of stone steps that may deter lazier beach-goers, making it a quieter place than neighbouring Golden Bay. The long way down is very much rewarded however, as the beach is flanked by towering cliffs to the left and sand dunes and clay slopes to the right, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The area around both beaches is prime trekking ground with clay slopes, cliff walks, and a Nature and History Park called Il-Majjistral. The clay slopes to the left end of Għajn Tuffieħa can be climbed and eventually lead to yet another sandy beach called Ġnejna Bay.     Visiting Għajn Tuffieħa Bay and Golden Bay Sunset is particularly stunning here as you can watch the sun disappear on the horizon and enjoy a swim surrounded by the beautiful cliffs and vibrant colours. Watch out for underwater currents in both bays, as these can be dangerous. Red flags will be flown when … Read more

Malta Must-Sees: The Three Cities

  It´s time to find out the next spot in our selection of Malta Must-See locations. Let´s take a short tour around the Three Cities!   1. Birgu, Bormla and Isla Waterfront Often referred to as Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) these three ancient cities definitely deserve a visit. Dating back to the time of the knights of St. John when Grand Masters built palaces and stately homes pre-dating Valletta, these cities combine an air of grandeur with simple and derelict buildings (such as the old dock in Cospicua) that provide strong contrast. Walk along the water’s edge through these three cities admiring tiny traditional wooden boats alongside super yachts moored at Grand Harbour Marina in Birgu. Take in the stunning architecture and have regular coffee breaks at the waterside cafes and restaurants. Getting to the Birgu, Bormla and Isla Waterfront The best way to arrive is no doubt by boat. Ferries and traditional dgħajjes leave Valletta at regular intervals; see schedule here: Ferry Services Buses are also available. Stop: Żejt.   2. Maritime Museum Witness Malta’s maritime history from pre-history to present day through the fascinating artefacts kept in this Museum in Birgu. Discover intriguing ancient maritime instruments dating back to the 15th century, miniature models of ceremonial gondolas belonging to the Knights of St John, models of the different types of traditional Maltese dgħajjes (boats), and an impressive collection of artillery. Look out for the model Carrack, essentially a super yacht from the time of the Knights that included a large chapel, a small orchard of citrus trees and a bakery that supplied fresh bread daily. Visiting the Maritime Museum Tickets to the museum cost €3.50 for students and €5 for adults. Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 09.00 – 17.00hrs. Getting to the Maritime Museum Found on the … Read more

Malta Must-Sees: South

  The next stop in our series of posts on Malta Must-Sees locations is the south of the island. Let’s talk about the TOP 5 places you can explore around there! [hs_action id=”1591″] 1 . Limestone Heritage Limestone Heritage is a celebration and commemoration of limestone craftsmanship in Malta. Brought to life in a disused limestone quarry, the exhibition remembers the times when stone was extracted using simple hand tools, and when uneven blocks were carried up using a horse and cart. Walk through the history of quarrying in Malta and see first-hand traditional stone buildings and household features including the girna, rubble walls, arches, ċangatura, niċċa, and more. ADVANCED LEVEL TIP: Find and photograph a traditional building feature made out of stone (e.g. girna, ċangatura, niċċa, armarju etc). Write an email to a friend describing where you found this feature and how it was created. Visiting Limestone Heritage Tickets cost €6 for students and €9 for adults. For an additional €3 you can also carve your own stone souvenir under the watchful eye of a master craftsman. Bus stop: Saura.   2. Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Neolithic Temples These ancient temples constructed out of giant blocks of limestone are the oldest freestanding buildings worldwide (even older than the pyramids!) and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perfectly aligned to mark the position of the sun during the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes and Winter and Summer Solstices (The South Temple at Mnajdra), you can’t help but be amazed at what the people who built them.   INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TIP – At the visitor centre, ask about the constellation map etched in stone at Mnajdra.   Visiting Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Visiting the temples up close (which is highly recommended) costs €7.50 for students and €10 for adults and includes entrance to both. Alternately, you can … Read more