General English Standard for Young Learners - BELS Malta

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Start an academic journey with English Courses for Young Learners 

Lessons / hours per week

20 lessons / 15 hours

Lesson lenght

45 minutes

Course days

Monday - Friday

Course hours

09:15-10:45 /break/ 11:15-12:45

Minimum age

7

Minimum entry level

Beginner

Students per class

Average 8 /Max. 15.

Course level

Young Learners

Ideal for

Children who need to improve their English communication skills

Same School and Time as Adult Courses

Our English courses for young learners run at our BELS Malta language centre in St. Paul’s Bay during the summer, Easter and autumn holidays. These group courses include 20 lessons per week and are available for children aged 7 and older.  Our classrooms are divided according to level of English based on a pre-arrival placement test.

Lessons for accompanying adults are possible at the same time, in the same building as part of our parent and child programme. This option is ideal for parents who’d like to study English while on holiday with their family as the children will be taken care of during their lesson times.

As part of the general English course, children will acquire balanced language input in all language areas (grammar, vocabulary, phonology, discourse) and active practice using all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking).

At BELS we understand that children learn the most when lessons are interactive, engaging and fun. On our courses for young learners we create a rich, friendly and student-centered learning environment to maximise learning. Most importantly, we aim to share our passion and instill a love of the English language with our young learners.

Our teachers, course content and learning methodology encourage students to experiment with the language and improve their language skills in a supportive environment. In addition to developing English language skills, our young learner courses are also designed to build 21st century skills by taking a multimedia and collaborative approach to learning core content. During our lesson planning we incorporate a mixture of the communicative and blended learning approach to foster learner autonomy.

The course material includes a variety of text-book material, online learning content, videos and interactive activities on a range of familiar, everyday topics. Students will learn through a variety of individual work, pair-work, group-work, role-plays, debates, projects, discussions and gamification. With this approach we ensure that students also develop their confidence along with fluency when using the English language.

On this course, children will:

  • Experience a safe and social learning environment;
  • Build their confidence by speaking in English about familiar topics;
  • Actively use English in different contexts;
  • Be encouraged to use English naturally;
  • Learn to express themselves using English;
  • Develop communicative and collaborative skills;
  • Develop important 21st century skills;
  • Have individual attention from their teacher.

To learn more about courses for children or book directly, contact us on [email protected].

Recommended Combinations

Holidays with English courses for families in Malta at our school
Family Programme

Join adult courses while your child is learning. Develop your fluency, accuracy and meet international people.

Host families for juniors
Course and Leisure

Young learners between the ages of 10-16 can join our full programme including lessons and activities.

Young adult programmes at BELS Malta English schools
Young Adult Programme

Older siblings can join our young adult programme to develop their English, meet like-minded peers and discover Malta.