English Club 50+ programme in Malta
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English Club 50+ courses, Malta

Our English Club 50+ courses in Malta take place at our general language school in St. Julian’s, to the north of the island. This bustling seaside town is known for its beaches, its al-fresco bistros, its stylish hotels, and its trendy bars. The language centre here is a large facility with 60 classrooms, 2 computer labs, and its own on-site cafeteria. On sunny days - of which there are many! - you can enjoy your meals outside on the cafeteria’s terrace. You can make use of the on-site library, which is stocked with multi-media English materials to help complement your classroom learning. The school also has a student lounge and a selection of comfortable spaces for socialising or studying after lessons.

Originally a fishing village, St. Julian’s has been a popular holiday destination since the tourist boom in the 1960s. A stroll along the promenade shows how important fishing still is to this community, however - you can’t miss the characteristically colourful boats with their painted eyes, which are said to guard the fishermen. At Balluta Bay you’ll find fewer boats and more sunbathers and swimmers - this picturesque beach offers the ideal conditions for snorkelling and diving, whilst the nearby pjazza is packed with restaurants serving fresh seafood and rich Maltese stews. Just a few miles south of St. Julian’s is Valetta, Malta’s historic capital city. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valetta’s undulating streets offer tantalising glimpses of the glistening sea below. The capital is also home to imperious fortresses, grand palaces, and ornate churches, all indelible marks of its eventful past.

With formal accreditation from the Malta Standards Authority, a government-run quality-control organisation, we can guarantee that the tuition available here is excellent. The school is also a member of several global language travel groups including the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), Eaquals, and the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations in Malta (FELTOM). As a large facility it welcomes thousands of students every year, who all benefit from immersive tuition taught by native English teachers. What’s more, due to Malta’s compact size, you can easily discover the charms of the rest of the island without lots of travelling.

Courses in St Julians, Malta

The Club 50+ package offered by this school consists of 20 English lessons each week (4 classes per weekday) in groups of no more than 12. Lessons take place between 08:45 and 12:15 and are followed by a selection of social/cultural activities designed with mature pupils in mind. Tuition is suitable for all students, from complete beginner right up to advanced. Language lessons follow the same format as the standard Intensive programme, with the exception that students must be aged 50 or over to be eligible.

The Club 50+ course can be taken for 2 weeks at a time and has specific start dates throughout the year.

Programme includes

  • 20 English lessons per week
  • Small class sizes that benefit mature students
  • Free course materials
  • Daily activities (excludes Sundays)

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Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the Club 50+ programme as standard but can be added to your tuition package. If you book accommodation with us, you will receive a free 2-way transfer service (see Travel section).

For maximum language immersion, we recommend that you select homestay lodging and stay with a native English speaker. This allows you to practice your English skills with them and carry on learning even outside the classroom. You’ll have a private single or twin* bedroom and 2 meals per day as part of the accommodation package (breakfast and dinner). Special diets can be provided for a small supplement (includes vegan, halal, gluten-/lactose-free, etc; vegetarian diets do not incur a supplement). You’ll share the living and bathroom facilities with your host(s) and any other students living in the home. Hosts live up to 20 minutes’ walk from the school. Bed linens and towels are included and changed weekly; your host(s) will also provide one laundry load per week for you. Wi-Fi may be available but cannot be guaranteed - please let us know if Internet access is a firm requirement for you. You will have your own key to come and go as you please, though you must respect house rules and schedules.

If you prefer to stay with fellow students, you can select the school’s on-site student residence. This option combines the comfort of hotel lodging with the social aspect of residential lodging, since only students of the school can book rooms here. Located in the same building as the language centre, you won’t need to travel far for your lessons! You’ll have a single or twin* bedroom with its own private bathroom; all rooms are air-conditioned and have a telephone, television, and Wi-Fi access. Rooms include a continental breakfast, which is served in the on-site café. Bed linens and towels are included and changed weekly; a laundry service is available for an additional fee. Please note that this type of lodging incurs a security deposit of €100, which must be paid in cash on arrival; this will be returned to you on departure providing your room is left in a suitable condition.

For more privacy and a higher standard of lodging, we can book a hotel room for you in one of two local establishments. The Salini Resort offers excellent value for money: its single and twin* rooms have private balconies overlooking the hotel’s gardens, en-suite bathrooms, and a seating area where you can complete your schoolwork or enjoy a drink made with the room’s tea- and coffee-making facilities. They also have a television, a small fridge, and a safety deposit box, as well as air-conditioning/heating and free Wi-Fi access. Superior sea-view rooms are available for an extra charge - these rooms are larger than the standard rooms and offer great views of the bay; you’ll also enjoy free extras including luxury soaps and bathrobes. A laundry service is available on-site for an additional fee. This hotel is located around a 20-minute walk from the language facility; it is served by a free daily shuttle service that will take you to and from the school.

Deluxe 4* hotel rooms are available at The George, which is just across the street from our English language school. These sumptuously decorated single and twin* rooms each have a private balcony, a television, and a mini-fridge, as well as a telephone, a safety deposit box, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Designer bathroom products, air-conditioning/heating, and free Wi-Fi access are included as standard. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s excellent room service. Laundry is available on-site for an additional fee.

*Twin rooms are only available to students travelling together.

Accommodation is available from the Sunday before the start of your course until the Saturday after your course finishes. Check-in and check-out times are usually very flexible.

Activities

The Club 50+ package includes a selection of social and cultural activities designed to complement your English tuition and give you the best possible experience in Malta. Possible activities may include:

- An orientation tour, including refreshments
- Group meals
- Walking tours of Valletta
- Visits to local attractions such as St John’s Cathedral and Malta’s Neolithic temples
- Boat trips around the harbour
- Half- and full-day excursions to locations such as Valletta, Mdina, and Gozo

You are also welcome to attend the sessions offered to all students on the general activity programme if you wish.

Suitability

This programme is ideal for mature students wanting to study English with other international learners of a similar age. As a bilingual country, Malta offers unique cultural experiences as well as exposure to the English language. Tuition is suitable for students of any ability level, from complete beginner right up to advanced. You do not need to start your course on a specific date if you are a beginner; since this programme only runs at certain times of year, all available start dates are suitable for all students, regardless of their starting language level.

Please contact us if you are unsure if this programme would be suitable for you; we will be happy to advise you.

How to get there

Malta International Airport, which is around a 20-minute drive from St Julian’s, is easily accessible from many worldwide airports.

When booking accommodation with us, a 2-way transfer service is offered at this airport as standard. This means that a driver will be waiting for you when you land and will take you directly to your lodging. On your last day, you will be collected from your accommodation and taken back to the airport in time for your departing flight.

It is possible to arrange a transfer service on arrival and/or departure if you select to arrange your own lodging. In this case, the service incurs an additional fee.

You should arrange to arrive in Malta on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Saturday after the course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.


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