Here is Yulya’s Study and Island Experience when she came to Malta to learn English
I bet you have been learning English since you were in school… It’s time to take another look at studying whilst trying to do it in a fun way by having fun, meeting new people and improving your skills. Hope my experience at BELS Malta English School will help you!
The BELS Malta English School is located by the sea in St. Paul’s Bay. It’s a wonderful place with breath-taking views, smells of pastizzi (a local and traditional Maltese cheese cake) and wine-bars located all along the coast. I lived in the BELS apartments which are a five-minute walk from the BELS Malta English School and sometimes it was really hard not to turn to the beach in a hurry before the first lesson. You’ll probably feel the same when you are there, but I’m also sure that you won’t miss even one lesson – it’s different here. Trust me – I had skipped a lot of the classes as a student before I came to BELS Malta English School too.
You will like classes because they are different indeed
You can choose short-term or long-term (8+ weeks) English courses at BELS Malta English School. In any case, it will be a great challenge as well as thrilling adventure. I chose short-term General English course, which was based on the Oxford University book ‘New English File’. It allows you to practice your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, and reading. Moving forward to academic purposes, teachers offer a wide variety of activities. The main thing to realise is that courses at BELS Malta English School can be FUN. Sometimes, energy speaks louder than words!
What you need to make your studying more fun and effective?
As for me, the first thing is a great classroom atmosphere. In group courses at BELS Malta English School there are around 4-12 people (lower numbers in low season) from different countries but the same level. After a couple of days we could talk to each other without having to stop and think. Despite cultural differences we felt completely in the right place at the right time and feeling happy whilst doing our best. No chance to stay silent – even for introverts.
The second thing that made my study process more enjoyable is the teaching method used at BELS Malta English school. It is really dynamic and interactive, you are doing many activities all the time. I want to thank our teachers – Diane and Christine – for their enthusiasm and positive thinking. Their way of teaching is completely different when compared to my previous experiences. We tried to find our inspiration instead of learning things by heart. No spoiler, just remember: work hard and dream big – then have a coffee break.
And finally, what made my stay at BELS Malta English School an awesome experience is the island itself. To tell you the truth, I had never been interested in history, but I found it interesting to read about the knights of St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and to walk through the ancient streets of Mdina, Malta’s ancient capital city. The whole island inspires, entertains and rewards you. Studying English in Malta was a great part of it – just don’t stop!
So never stop exploring and remember: “Education is the sum of what students teach each other between lectures and seminars” – Stephen Fry.
Would you like to experience studying at BELS English Schools? Contact one of our team members at [email protected] for more information.