Frequently asked questions our English courses:
What is the level of English?
Our classrooms are divided according to level of English. Each courses is available in a number of levels based on the Cambridge CEFR framework (A1-C2). Once you complete your booking, we will provide a link to our online test to determine the right class for you. The test can also be completed prior to booking by following this link, if you prefer. After your first day, if you feel the need to change level, you can speak with the director of studies to assess individually. Throughout the duration of your course, you may also take a level-change test to determine progress and move to the next level.
When and how long are courses?
Our English classes in Malta and Gozo run from Monday-Friday. New courses for adults start every Monday whereas teen and young learner courses are offered seasonally. Courses are available for short-term (1+ weeks) as well as long-term studies (8+ weeks). Lower rates are available for courses of 8-11 weeks, and further discounted rates for courses of 12+ weeks. When needed, student visas for long-term courses can be arranged with the school.
How many students are in the classroom?
Our adult courses in Malta and Gozo are available in standard group sizes (max 12 students) and mini-group sizes (max 6 students). Business English Group courses for adults are delivered in mini-groups.
What is the method of teaching?
All our English courses in Malta and Gozo are delivered in a communicative approach, incorporating interactive tasks and collaborative work. The focus is on acquiring natural language and developing overall language ability across all skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), with particular focus on fluency and accuracy. The classroom environment is open, engaging and enjoyable. Due to the focus on communication, courses are also personalised o help our students achieve their individual learning goals.
How much does it cost to study English in Malta?
Our prices depend on the season and the amount of weeks – we have discounted rates for long-term courses. You may use our quote-builder to find out the cost of your courses and send this to us to verify. You can also speak to us directly on livechat or send us an email for personalised quotations.
What students say about their courses
I found the way the lessons were structured to be effective and very interesting. Everyone at BELS is very competent and what I liked the most is that the teachers are very attentive…it was ones of the best decision I ever made, and it was even better because of the quality lessons.
Elena from Russia
Our English courses are also very interactive and engaging which is a nice change compared to my school back home. Sometimes we had lessons with language games, other times we had classroom debates and sometimes we even just spent the lessons talking about our lives and comparing our cultures and lifestyles with people from other origins. I found that having the personal aspect made the course more interesting and the teacher always corrected us.
Fanny from Belgium
I would recommend BELS English Schools in Malta to anyone who’s looking for a school, my main reasons being the quality of teaching and teachers and the method applied flexibly makes the courses interesting and alive. The quality of management, who always listen well to my needs and satisfy my requests. And finally, the friendly atmosphere of the school, that is both studious and relaxing.
Eric from Switzerland
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