English in Sliema

Adult learners | All levels

Sliema

In the beautiful island set in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, with a unique character and colourful history. Malta can offer students a total immersion experience in a warm relaxed atmosphere.

Our programs

A wide range of courses: group classes, one-on-one classes, standard and specialized lessons to suit specific needs, exams preparation, etc… with high qualified teachers in multicultural classes. Activities, sporting and cultural excursions are available to enjoy the free time.

General English course

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of 45 minutes each in group of 15 students maximum.

 

Develop your language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), improve your knowledge of grammar and learn how to use it in practice. Every Monday (or the first Monday of the month if you are a beginner).

General English in mini groups

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of English lessons per week, in groups of 6 students

Allow greater personal attention and develop skills faster. Every Monday (or the first Monday of the month if you are a beginner).

Intensive English course

30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in two parts:
  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English.
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of communication skills, which may be with different students.

Intensive English is a group course which is ideal for learning everyday English with an emphasis on fluent communication and practical language skills. The additional 10 afternoon lessons each week will give you the opportunity to put into practice the new language learnt in the General English Course.

Intensive Englishin mini groups

30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in two parts:
  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of communication skills, which may be with different students in classes of 6 students, to allow grater personal attention and develop skills faster

Intensive English is a group course which is ideal for learning everyday English with an emphasis on fluent communication and practical language skills. The additional 10 afternoon lessons each week will give you the opportunity to put into practice the new language learnt in the General English Course.

General English+ EAP

30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in two parts:
  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General, in group of 12 students.
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of English for Academic Purposes, in classes of 6 students.
Students attend Standard General English course (20 lessons) plus 10 lessons of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) per week. 
EAP programme is designed to improve the knowledge and usage of academic English thus facilitating the entry onto undergraduate courses. Course length: 10 weeks. Special start dates:05 Jan, 13 April, 14 Sept 2015.

Premium Business

30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week in two parts, both in groups of 6 students, in two parts:
  • 20 lessons  (15 hours) of General English
  • 10 lessons (7.5 hours) per week of additional Intensive Business conversation classes

Suitable if you already have a working knowledge of English and want to extend your business vocabulary and develop your English language for your workplace and your professional life, with extra communication practice. Ideal for company-sponsored students. Minimum level required B1.

Private Executive Business - weekend

A two-day program, during the weekend.

Tailored on special needs relevant to the world of international business communication.

FCE Cambridge ExamPreparation course

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in group of 10.

 

A preparation for the FCE exam, lessons dedicated to all 5 exam papers: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. Minimum level required B1

CAE Cambridge Exam Preparation course

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in group of 10 students

An intensive course for students who have already achieved B2 level (or C1 if you wish to go for a 4 week course). The course will provide you with a thorough preparation for the CAE exam. The lessons will be dedicated to all 5 exam papers: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. You will need an F1 visa in order to take this course.

CPE Cambridge Exam Preparation course

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in group of 10 students

CPE is the most advanced of the Cambridge exams, designed for learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language. You can join this course if you have passed CAE and/or your level is C1 (or C2 if you wish to go for a 4 week course). You will need an F1 visa in order to take this course.

Teacher course CELTA

  • Full-time intensive course over four weeks (from 08.45-17.30).
  • 120 hours : around 50 hours of input sessions, 6 hours of teaching practice and 6 hours observing experienced and qualified teachers.

The CELTA course is designed for people with little or no English teaching experience. Equivalent to IELTS 8 or 9 required.

English for 40+

A special program for mature students, including 20 lessons (15hours) of General English in groups of 6 students

Cultural excursions to Valletta and ‘The Silent City’ of Mdina, ‘Three Cities’, as well as special dinner shows.

Private Englishfor 2

  • 2 lessons per week.

A program of any number of private tuition lessons per week can be taken as a complete study course, or linked with other courses.

Private English

From 2 to 30 one-to-one lessons per week (up to 22.5 hours per week).

Suitable to work on a particular area of your interest or concentrate on some of your weaknesses or special needs. Lessons are 45-minute sessions and can be scheduled flexibly

Our accomodation

LAL propose the following types of accomodations

Host home

Carefully selected families, in the neighbouring districts of our various schools.

Note:

  • Half Board accommodation.
Residence

Full air-conditioned 45 studio apartments (two beds furnished with kitchen) and 54 hotel rooms (furnished with access to common kitchen).  Communal laundry facilities and free WiFi next to the entrance.

Note:

  • private rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace.
Waterfront Hotel

116 rooms and 2 restaurants,  located on the seafront promenade.

Includes:

  • a rooftop swimming pool, snack bar, and guest lounge.
Bayview Hotel

Situated on the Sliema promenade, overlooking picturesque fortifications. A kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen is available in studio and one/two-bedroom apartments and self-catering, bed and breakfast.

Includes:

  • half board or full board available.
  • Laundry service available at extra charge.
The Palace Hotel

161 rooms in a luxurious palace with unique services and hospitality.

  • Breakfast is included.

Our activities

LAL propose the following types of activities

Fun excursion:

  • Malta Beaches Tour : From 5 €.
  • Marsaxlokk and Blue Grotto : A wonderful tour, from Grotto to the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, Malta’s main fishing village ; from 12 €.
  • San Anton, Buskett and Dingli cliffs : San Anton gardens with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and flower beds ; Dingli cliffs, a natural fortress ; from 10 €.
  • Comino Boat Trip – Half Day : A ferry tour around the little island, to swim in the Blue Lagoon, snorkel in Crystal Bay and enjoying the sun and spectacular views; from 16 €.
  • Round Malta Cruise : A cruise all around Malta and the amazing blue sea, along popular landmarks and the Maltese coastline; from 30 €.
  • Fuego Party : The famous salsa bar with great music, dancing and competitions; from 8 €.
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park : A great entertaining opportunity for adults and children to learn more about the sea and the creatures which live in it; from 15 €.

Culture excursion:

  • Valletta Tour : The Upper Barrakka Gardens, Grand Harbour and Cottonera, St John’s Co-Cathedral and the Great Siege Diorama which tells the story of the Great Siege of Malta 1565; from 14 €.
  • Mdina Tour : The medieval capital of Malta, known as the `silent city`, among the narrow streets until Mdina bastions, with a  stunning 360 degree panoramic view. Then a visit to the highest cliffs, Dingli; from 14 €.
  • The Three Cities Tour : Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa, better known as ‘The Three Cities’, first home to the Knights of St. John ; from 10 €.
  • Full Day Tour to Gozo : Hilly landscape, picturesque countryside and the popular landmarks of Gozo such as the Citadel in Victoria, the famous Azur Window in Dwejra and the rocky cliffs in Xlendi Bay. Free time for shopping; from 29 €.
  • Mosta Dome & Ta’Qali crafts village : Built in 1860 over another church that was built in 1614, with impressive interior and architecture; from 10 €.
  • Harbour Cruise : Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour and witness the history & beauty of Valletta & the Three Cities ; from 10 €.
  • Temples of Malta : The village of Qrendi, the temple of Hagar Qimthe  most prominent historical sight for a breathtaking view of the mesmerising sea and the islet of Filfla ; then Ghar Dalam, the cave of obscurity; from 20 €.

Sport excursion:

  • Horse Riding : A wonderful excursion with professional team and well trained horses in Northern Malta; from 25 €.
  • Diving : A wonderful opportunity to try out various diving courses in the numerous unique bays of Malta from 375 €.
  • Badger Karting : Group competing in a 5 min race; from 15 €.
  • Bowling : A fully air-conditioned, computerized Tenpin Bowling centre offering 20 synthetic lanes maintained to the highest standard; from 15 €.