- By Stephanie Spicer
Between Sicily and Tunisia there’s a little rocky island sticking out of the Mediterranean: Malta, home to 400,000 inhabitants… and over 1 million tourists per year.
The majority are English students, dashing down from Europe and around the world to beat the bad weather and high prices all too readily found in the more traditional English immersion countries. It would seem the 150 years of British rule are finally paying off for the inhabitants of this many-time-conquered rock.
With the English language an integral part of Malta’s modern culture, the island nation is eager to welcome would-be learners from across the water, and now boasts more than 40 English schools. Though they vary by style and focus, the basic premise is the same: learn some English, and enjoy some time at the beach.
Though very popular with the younger crowd, Malta is also an exquisite destination for more mature students. The island is rich in history and eclectic culture, and offers everything from adventure sports and nightlife to peace, relaxation, and enrichment.
Malta’s guests have been effectively learning English at Elanguest English Language School for the last 22 years, and keep coming back for more. The school offers a variety of both general and specialised courses, along with quality accommodation and a kaleidoscopic tours programme.
Come learn English in the sun!