10 Reasons to Learn English in Malta in Winter
If you’re dreaming of warm weather in the middle of winter, Malta might be your perfect getaway! With its lovely mild and sunny climate all year round, Malta is the perfect spot to escape the cold weather up north and soak up some much-needed sunshine. And guess what? It’s also an excellent destination for anyone looking to learn English while on vacation. Read this blog to learn what to expect from a winter break to learn English in Malta and Gozo.
As the winter season blankets much of the Northern Hemisphere in a frosty embrace, why not break away from the usual winter holiday snowy destinations and opt for a unique English learning adventure on the sunny islands of Malta and Gozo instead? While these Mediterranean gems are often associated with summer escapades, their charm, warm climate and appeal extend well into the winter months, making them the perfect place to escape the cold. In this blog post, we’ll explore why choosing BELS English schools for your winter language immersion in Malta and Gozo is a decision you won’t regret.
Winter in Malta is a unique experience, unlike most other European countries. The weather is quite mild and the winter season only lasts for a few months, from December to March. The official summer season runs from June to the end of August, so high-season travel rates apply during this time. However, September, October, November, April, and May often enjoy summer-like weather, with the added benefit of low-season rates.
1. Our English Courses are on Low Season Rates
If you’ve been putting off studying English because of the cost, this is the perfect opportunity to invest in your education. Starting from September through mid-June, all our English courses and accommodation options are available at low-season rates
2. The weather is still amazing
The summer season may have ended, but Malta’s Mediterranean climate ensures a comfortable stay throughout the year. Although weather patterns vary from year to year, September, October, and November generally experience mostly sunny days. Malta experiences sunny weather all year round, and spring arrives earlier than in most other countries, with people enjoying their first swims as early as March. One thing is certain – Malta is warmer than most other countries during this time of the year, providing an opportunity to escape the rain and gloomy weather while improving your English skills.
So, say goodbye to winter blues and hello to a mild, Mediterranean climate that graces Malta and Gozo throughout the winter. With average temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F), you can comfortably explore the islands without the scorching summer heat.
3. Benefit from Affordable Travel and Accommodation:
Winter is considered the low season, offering budget-friendly options for travel and accommodation. Take advantage of reduced prices and special offers to make your language learning experience both enriching and cost-effective.
4. You can Enjoy Picturesque Landscapes and Outdoor Activities
Winter transforms Malta and Gozo into a lush, green paradise. Explore the islands’ natural beauty, from scenic coastal walks to picturesque countryside trails. Enjoy the pleasant weather for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, or simply relaxing by the turquoise waters.
The warm climate is perfect for enjoying these activities while the sun still shines, but the temperatures are milder, and the scorching heat waves are over. So, you can have fun doing physical activities without being slowed down by extreme temperatures.
5. Enjoy Cultural Delights without the Crowds
Experience the rich history, culture, and traditions of Malta and Gozo without the hustle and bustle of the peak tourist season. You can wander through ancient streets, visit historic sites, and enjoy local festivals with a rare tranquillity in the busy summer months. These months are still popular with tourists, but the traffic is calmer than in the peak summer months. Whether it’s the beaches, restaurants, or buses, Malta has a generally slower pace of life.
6. There’s Always Something Going on
Despite the lower influx of tourists, Malta and Gozo maintain a lively and diverse social scene with numerous events organised on the island. Meet like-minded individuals from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The winter months allow for more meaningful connections with locals and fellow learners, creating a supportive network during your language journey.
7. Join in the Festivities of Carnival in Malta and Gozo.
Malta’s winter season transforms into a riot of colors and festivities during Carnival, a celebration that transcends conventional revelry. This celebration is not your typical party but rather a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Valletta, the capital city, becomes a lively stage for grand parades, vibrant costumes, and pulsating music. Everyone, locals and tourists alike, come together to experience the joy of Carnival.
You can’t miss the Nadur Carnival in Gozo if you’re seeking an unconventional and thrilling Carnival experience. This carnival is well-known for its unique, daring and lively approach, combining tradition and spontaneity in a captivating way. It can best be described as a combination of Carnival and Halloween, with a touch of satire and Maltese culture. You’ll see elaborately decorated floats parading through the streets, accompanied by lively music and exuberant dance. The Nadur Carnival is playful and charming, providing a delightful contrast to the more formal celebrations in Valletta.
8. It’s Ideal to Focus on Intensive Studies
Winter provides a serene environment for focused and immersive language learning. With fewer tourists, you’ll find smaller classes at BELS English schools, allowing for more personalized attention from experienced instructors. The intimate setting facilitates quicker progress and a deeper understanding of the English language.
9. Perfect time to Plan Long-term Studies
As everything is cheaper and the island is generally quieter, it is a good place to relocate to for more serious studies rather than just a learning holiday. Many students come to us for 6-12 months to further enhance their English skills. Whether you’re on a gap year, looking for a career change, or just looking for a change of scenery, it’s a great way to take a break and develop an essential life skill simultaneously.
10. Our Student Community at BELS is in Buzzing
On a solo trip during winter, it can be tough to make new friends. When you travel to Malta with BELS, you’ll be able to meet many new people without hassle. Our school is a meeting hub for students and travellers from around the world looking to learn, have fun and explore new places.
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