Whether you’d like to study English in Malta or just marvel at the island’s wealth of history and culture, one thing’s for sure: there’s a great hype brewing around the quaint islands of Malta and Gozo.
You might have seen stunning photos of Malta’s cobbled streets, decorated with colourful doors and overhanging wooden balconies all over your Instagram feeds in the last year; know somebody who came to study English in Malta, or you might have heard about it through one of the many renowned publications that have listed it as the place to be in 2018.
For such a tiny place, Malta sure has a lot to shout about. What it lacks in size it makes up for in a rich cultural identity. Here are a few of the reasons 2018 is the year to study English in Malta.
1. Malta’s having a moment
That’s how they explained the urgency to visit the Maltese islands at the Traveler, ‘It’s having a moment.’ Lonely Planet describes the current excitement surrounding Malta as a ‘buzz that has been building to a crescendo in preparation for Valletta’s stint as European Capital of Culture for 2018.’ Architectural Digest listed Valletta in its ‘Top 20 Places to Travel in 2018’ – a list of the ’most exciting emerging destinations’.
2. V18 – Valletta European Capital of Culture
If you’re a culture vulture, set your sights on Malta in 2018. While there’s always something happening in Malta, 2018 is an exceptionally inspiring time to visit or study English in Malta. The 20th of January marks the official opening of V18, a celebration that will see Valletta become the European Capital of Culture 2018. The year-long festival celebrating arts and culture will be celebrated with a varied cultural programme in numerous locations around the islands.
Cinema-lovers take note; Malta’s annual film event turns Valletta into a city-sized cinema. A number of feature films and short films are screened at several venues around the city. You can study English in Malta in the morning and attend an open-air screening in the evening. Apart from that, there are a number of masterclasses, conferences and debates through which participants can discuss film.
Any film enthusiasts studying English in Malta must visit all the famous film locations on the island. Sure, we’ve all heard that Game of Thrones and Popeye were filmed here, but those are just two of many!
Would you like to experience Malta’s culture-filled 2018? Study English in Malta in the mornings, and venture the islands in the afternoons and evenings! For more information on English courses in Malta, send us an email on [email protected].