Malta is a small island in the centre of the Mediterranean. Its position makes it the ideal destination to visit all year round. Malta boasts a rich history, with stunning temples found around the main islands dating back to 3600 B.C. Its sunny skies and warm climate means that many visitors can enjoy the outdoors throughout all four seasons. Malta is an archipelago made up of three islands, namely Malta, Gozo and Comino. It has a population of about 450,000, while its sister island, Gozo, has only about 40,000 inhabitants. Comino, on the other hand, is renowned for the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, which is a very popular swimming destination for tourists and locals alike. Malta is dotted with stunning architecture from different eras and people visiting the island enjoy walking around our capital city, Valletta and the medieval city of Mdina. For those who enjoy a busy nightlife, Paceville, St.Julians and Sliema are the ideal tourist areas with streets lined with bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs. In Malta, one can enjoy local food, as well as other Mediterranean and international cuisine. Maltese people are renowned for their generosity and kindness and the fact that we are bilingual means tourists feel welcome and at home when visiting.
Living in Malta
Living on a small island like Malta means that everywhere is within reach. People find it easy to socialise and meet friends and family as they are often only a few minutes away. Since Malta has such a small population, we have close-knit families who often meet during holidays and festivities as well as on special family occasions. A big part of our culture is something we call ‘Festa’ – this is a village feast which is celebrated in different localities, normally at the weekend during the summer months. Each parish church celebrates the feast of the patron saint by decorating the streets, organising parades, band music, setting up stalls selling typical Maltese delicacies and putting on beautiful fireworks displays.
When should I go to Malta?
Most people like to come during the summer months of July, August and September with more than 50% of all students coming during the peak 3 months. The good thing about coming during the summer is that it is the hottest time of the year. The downside is that the island becomes a little crowded and prices increase. Spring and Autumn offer good alternatives but if you come in the winter you can take advantage of our lower prices and more individual attention.
How long should I stay?
The average stay for learning English is around 3 weeks. In truth, the average duration is getting longer with many more students coming for longer periods. Malta offers a lower cost of living then other destinations. Once your course and accommodation fees are paid you can live on approximately 75.00 euro per week.
Will I find students of my age?
AM Language caters for students of all ages. By offering both Adult and Teenage courses we offer our services to students as young as 12 right through to senior citizens.
Some additional facts about the ELT industry in Malta:
The majority of students come from Italy, Germany and France. In total these make up 60% of total student visits.
Every year, over 80,000 foreign students attend English language courses at local licensed English Language Teaching (ELT) schools.
The largest share of language students are aged 15 years or less, making up approximately 30% of total students. Students aged 50 and over are in the minority and number just under 6000 arrivals. Female students outnumber males in all age categories, and account for 60% of the entire student population. July is the busiest month for local licensed ELT schools with over 21,500 arrivals or approximately 25% of the annual total.
Are students satisfied with AM Language’s tuition Programme?
On average over 95% of students attending our courses say that they are happy to recommend AM Language to their friends. Visit our testimonial page to see what students have to say about learning English with us.