Verbalists Education’s trademark is action-packed language learning programs and camps, and Malta Summer School is the most popular of those. Every week during the summer new groups of our young learners arrive in Malta to experience English classes, activities and excursions organized by our long term partner and a leading language school in Europe – Institute IELS. During their stay in Malta students are accompanied and looked after by the Verbalists Language Network group leaders.
The Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) was founded in 1985 and forms part of LAL Language Centres, a prestigious international group of language schools which has a portfolio of schools in the UK, the USA and South Africa. This is one of the best English language schools in the world and it is the leading one in Malta. The school welcomes over 10,000 students each year from over 40 countries. PRODIREKT Education Group and its Verbalists Language Network represent IELS worldwide.
IELS is accredited by the Ministry of Education and is a founding member of FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organizations Malta) and a full member of ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organizations). IELS is also affiliated with the University of Cambridge as an ESOL teacher training center and is the only school in Malta that offers both Cambridge CELTA and DELTA teacher training courses, two of the most sought after and distinguished qualifications that an English language teacher can attain.
Having a worldwide market presence, IELS offers over 20 various types of English Language courses and employs around 150 highly qualified teachers. The school is well known for its modern, all year round school in Sliema, with 95 classrooms, which is located in the most prestigious part of Malta. IELS also operates a Young Learners School in Gzira, as well as a boutique language learning center and residence in beautiful Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago.
Age: 13-18 year olds
The aim of the Summer School Program is to get young learners to speak English as much as possible by focusing on communication skills. Our students will have their English course in the mornings and the rest of the activities and excursions in the afternoons and evenings, creating a whole day of fun learning.
Lessons are specifically planned with the material and activities (including projects, role plays and discussions) to motivate and engage young students.
IELS has its own Young Learner course books, ensuring the lessons are communicative and topic-based, while offering students the opportunity to communicate with their classmates. Lessons, where applicable, relate to the afternoon and evening activities and excursions, helping students gain even more from their leisure program.
IELS is committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching to make sure that each student’s competence and confidence improves.
Trained teachers: The school uses trained teachers who share a passion for helping international students develop their English. It is important to note again, IELS is a teacher training center and conducts its own well-known language teaching training schemes.
The right class throughout the course: Prior to the start of a course, every student is tested to determine his/her English skills. The school will make sure that a student is in the right class, and will continue to check that such a student is in the right class throughout the course (based on his/her learning progression).
Varied lessons: IELS uses a mix of teaching styles and a variety of modern media to develop all key language skills.
Lots of practice: Verbalists students will have plenty of practice and lots of interaction with their teacher and class. Our students can use their new skills straight away with their friends from school while exploring Malta and going on various activities and excursions.
Proof of the progress: The school will issue a certificate to show the lessons you have taken and the level you have achieved.
Course Key Facts
- Lessons per week: 20 English lessons (45 minutes each)
- Maximum class size: 15 students
- Program duration: 1 – 4 weeks
- Activities: Afternoon and Evening
- Age: 13-18
At the end of the program, Verbalists students will receive a certificate indicating the type and length of course they have taken.
Safety & Verbalists Group Leaders
The safety and well-being of young students is our top priority and that’s why all our groups are accompanied by an experienced group leader who looks after students’ welfare during their course attendance. The Verbalists Language Network’s group leaders represent a team of experienced professionals who themselves participated in language study and professional training programs. Furthermore, they were trained by partner colleges to assess, analyze and counsel a student; they also underwent Inspections & Inspector Training Course organized by EAQUALS (European Association of Quality Language Services).
Being part of our well-organized Verbalists young learner groups, that are also supported by our experienced group leaders, is certainly one of the main advantages of booking summer schools through PRODIREKT and the language network.
In addition to our group leaders, the IELS Institute has activity leaders and accommodation staff who are responsible for the wellbeing of students. On activities and excursions students are always accompanied by IELS activity leaders. The leaders assist in the coordination of the various means of transport, guide the students to the destination of the current activity, and help them socialize by providing a safe and enjoyable environment. Since safety is of utmost concern, all the activities for young learners are compulsory.
Activities & Excursions
Malta Summer School is full of interactive activities for the whole day. The school selects and designs activities that young learners will enjoy, but that also motivate the practice of their English skills. Students will study English in the mornings, and, in the other half of the day, they will enjoy either a cultural, educational or recreational excursion! After that, they will take part in evening activities to complete the excitement of the day, before going to bed.
A quick socializing process is encouraged through a welcome disco or party on the first day. In that way, Verbalists students can start meeting their new friends right away. At the end of the Summer School, there is a graduation ceremony, followed by a farewell party, where our young learners will have the chance to enjoy the last moments with the people they met during the summer. If this is your first Summer School, you are in the right place!
Click on the below images to see weekly sample activities and excursions:
Our students will be accommodated in the Howard Hotel & Residence which offers all the modern comforts of a small and friendly hotel. It is closely located to the school (short walking distance), as well as ideally situated – just off the Sliema Seafront – 100 meters from Sleiman’s most popular shopping centers, Plaza Shopping Centre & The Point. Sliema seafront and beaches are only 5 minutes away from the hotel.
All 49 rooms are air-conditioned (restricted timing). The Residence has a 24-hour reception service, ensuring students’ safety, comfort and convenience. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is offered in the lobby area.
Clean bed linen is provided on arrival and changed mid-week; towels are changed daily or according to necessity; rooms are checked daily and cleaned if necessary.
The program is delivered on a full board basis (breakfast and dinner, packed lunch).
Check-in from 14.00, check-out before 11.00.
Residence Address: Guze’s Howard Street, Sliema, SLM 1751
Dates & Prices
Program dates: 30 May – 06 Sep, accommodation arrival/departure on Saturday/Saturday or Sunday/Sunday.
2020 MALTA SUMMER SCHOOL
Included in the price:
- Care and support by the Verbalists Education group leaders
- 20 lessons/week
- full program of activities and excursions (there is a supplemental charge for some excursions)
- full board (breakfast and dinner, packed lunch)
- transport costs and entry fees for activities (there is a supplemental charge for some excursions)
- airport transfers
- 24-hour tutoring by IELS staff on campus
- travel insurance
- extra (out of schedule) airport transfer: EUR 50 one way
- extra day: EUR 100
In addition to airport transfers, the Verbalists Language Network offers an Unaccompanied Minor service for children under the age of 18, where a member of IELS school staff will meet your child at the airport on arrival and wait at the airport until your child’s departing flight leaves the ground. If you would like us to provide this service for your child, please notify us. If your child is under the age of 15, it may be a mandatory requirement for you to register your child as an Unaccompanied Minor. It is your responsibility to check this with the airline and pay any relevant costs to the airline as well as the 100 EUR Unaccompanied Minor fee to IELS school.
Please fill out and sign:
- Application Form (download here) and
- Terms and Conditions (download here), and
- send back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation to attend the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check availability on the desired course. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled.
The Verbalists Language Network is part of the PRODIREKT Education Group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers. When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with the Verbalists you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of some young learner programs, guidance and care of our staff and group leaders during the duration of a program.
PRODIREKT and its Verbalists Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and higher education associations – English UK, Alphe UK, FEDELE Spain, FELTOM Malta, ICEF Germany, and many more. You will find more information about our international accreditation here.
We have teamed up with IELS to show you our students’ Summer School experience:
We at the Verbalists Language Network have more than 30 years of experience in the organization of language learning and studying abroad. Take advantage of our commitment, experience and competence by enrolling in the IELS Malta Summer School with us: