10 reasons to learn English in Malta

Travel March 31, 2017

Malta is one of our most popular destinations for learners of English. Why? Well how about…

1. Excellent weather

300 days of sun per year shine upon the island and its neighbours. Despite Malta being located south of Sicily, the heat doesn’t become overwhelming because there is always a cooling sea breeze.

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Your friends will definitely compliment your tan when you get back!

2. Unbeatable value

Malta uses the euro, and prices are cheaper than almost anywhere else in the eurozone. With recent fluctuations in the currency markets, this is a destination that represents better value than ever before.

3. Long summers

How does a summer that lasts from April to October sound to you? Malta has a long peak season and days with over 20°C and 10 hours of sunshine are not uncommon in December.

4. Short haul

Learning English in guaranteed sunshine usually involves a flight to the USA or Australia, but Malta is just a short flight from mainland Europe. That’s better for the environment and better for your bank balance.

5. Party culture

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Malta’s nightlife is legendary. Each summer, people come from all over Europe to unwind in the warm evening air. Unlike in a huge city, there is a high likelihood that you will bump into people again during the daytime.

It’s not just the tourists that like a celebration in Malta – during the summer months, each village has a Festa with fireworks, bands, processions and a feast. Visitors are welcome!

6. Chill out on Gozo

Malta’s smaller neighbour offers something different. The island is much more peaceful than Malta and is the perfect place to get on with that book you have been meaning to write, or simply enjoy the warm water.

7. Thousands of years of history

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Until the last couple of decades, it wasn’t the hot sunshine that brought foreigners to Malta, but the island’s strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea. The Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Habsburgs, Knights of St. John, French and British have all left their mark in some way, and the historical sites are some of the most fascinating – and accessible – anywhere in the world.

8. Diving and watersports

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The water around Malta is warm, blue and inviting. This is the ideal place to try diving and our English PLUS Diving course offers the chance to structure this around your language study. A huge range of other watersports are also on offer.

9. Accessible English

The English spoken on Malta is slow, clear and perfect for learners to understand.

10. Something for all ages

From juniors and families up to our 50+ programmes, Malta offers courses for every individual. One of our popular local options is the 30+ course in St Julian’s during the summer months.

Find out more about an English course in Malta or share your experiences of Malta in the comments.

By Alex Hammond

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