Homestay

Dates:
Winter: 6 January - 3 February, 2018
Spring: 17 March - 8 April, 2018
Summer: 16 June - 26 August, 2018
Autumn: 29 September - 28 October, 2018

Minimum stay: one week

Age: 13 - 17 years

Staying with a Maltese family is a great way for students to practise their English outside of school whilst learning about the culture of this Mediterranean island. All our homestay providers are licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority and approved by EC’s Accommodation staff who visit all host families regularly.

What's included

  • 20 English lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Course materials
  • Welcome Pack
  • End of course certificate
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • Supervised activity programme (per week):
    • 5 half-day activities and 3 evening activities
    • 1 full-day excursion (for students staying minimum 2 weeks)
  • EC bus to all activities and school

English lessons are held at Malta's prestigious private school St. Martin's College.

  • Summer Programme per week

    from

    565 EUR

  • Spring and Autumn Programmes per week

    from

    410 EUR

  • Winter Programme per week

    from

    460 EUR

English School

St Martin's College

The school provides a safe and comfortable environment which is highly conducive to English language learning.

St Martin's has a dedicated academic co-ordinator, and is fully air-conditioned, which is ideal during the hot summer months.

Spring, autumn, winter (and during peak times in summer) programmes are held at EC Malta and classrooms at Chiswick House, all with the same great facilities and supervision. During the first two weeks of this programme, lessons will be held at STC Higher Education, Pembroke.

English Course

General English – 20 lessons (15 hours) per week. The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.

Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.

Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.

St. Martin's College, Swatar Road, Swatar

Accommodation

Homestay

Staying with a Maltese family is a great way for students to practice their English outside of school whilst learning about the culture of this interesting island. All of our homestay providers are licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority and approved by EC’s Accommodation staff who also visit all host families regularly.

Homestay locations include but are not limited to: St Julian’s, Sliema, Swieqi, San Gwann, St Andrew’s, Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, Msida, Bahar ic-Caghaq and Pembroke.

Travel time from Malta Intentional Airport: 40 minutes.

Meals

Full board consisting of breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

Breakfast

Tea / coffee, toast, jam and cereal.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch is served at St. Martin's College from Monday to Friday. Different food stalls will be set up so that students will have a choice of dishes, and each day students can choose to eat from whichever stall they prefer. The options could include fresh salads, pizza, pasta, soup, sushi, and more. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options will be available every day.

Dinner

A hot meal, for example pasta / chicken / beef / pork / pizza / hamburgers, mineral water and dessert / fruit.

  • Shared Bedroom

  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Shared Bathroom

Summer Timetable

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Sat Arrivals  
Sun Welcome Talk & Placement Test Orientation & Activities Welcome Party
Mon Themed Lessons Pool Party Film Night
Tue Themed Lessons Harbour Cruise Free Evening*
Wed Themed Lessons Valletta Tour International Night
Thu Themed Lessons Rocky Beach Free Evening*
Fri Themed Lessons and Project Work Sandy Beach & BBQ
Sat Full Day Trip to Sicily or Gozo  
Sun Free Morning Sandy Beach  Free Evening*
Mon Themed Lessons Mdina Visit Foam Party
Tue Themed Lessons Pool Party Quiz Night
Wed Themed Lessons Baystreet & Lunch Pizza Party
Thu Themed Lessons Water Park Free Evening*
Fri Themed Lessons and Project Work BBQ
Sat Departures / Full Day Trip to Sicily or Gozo for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
*Students may stay with host families on free evenings.

Optional Extras

Diving Course PADI Advanced

4 half-day lessons of PADI Advanced for experienced divers. This option substitutes  for other activities.

Price: €290

Diving Course PADI Open Water

4 half-day lessons of PADI Open Water for beginners. This option substitutes for other activities.

Price: €410

Sicily Day Trip

Full day trip with a guided tour including a visit to Mount Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe. This option substitutes for other activities.

Price: €135