Everything you would like to know for your study stay in Malta
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Does everyone in Malta speak English?
Yes, the whole archipelago is bilingual English and Maltese. English is spoken by everyone since birth, it is studied in all schools. English in Malta is the official language of the press, of commerce, of jurisprudence. Everything is in English, also because thousands of people from all over the world to work in Malta. English spoken in Malta is pure, has no dialectal inflections. Britain, of which Malta was a colony, is among other things the first state in terms of air connections and passenger to and from Malta.
I heard the Maltese language on the radio, is it a dialect of English origin spoken in Malta?
No. The Maltese language is an Arabic dialect of the Semitic family, the only dialect to be recognized as a national language. Many elements of the Romance languages, and in particular of the Sicilian, characterize it. None of the lessons will be held in Maltese. The English spoken in Malta is not influenced by the Maltese language, which instead has different English and Italian terms.
How many non-Maltese people study English in Malta?
There are many tens of thousands each year from around the world, about 80,000. The language training industry is very relevant to the state's gross domestic product. Many Italians consider our archipelago only devoted to tourism, but this is not the case.
Why study English in Malta?
English is mother tongue, Malta is part of the European Community so all the exams and certifications are valid everywhere. In Malta there is good weather and sun 10 months a year, you will not find the gray sky, the rain and the cold of the United Kingdom. In Malta, especially with our advices, you will spend less both for studying and living. Malta is small, but there is a lot of fun, entertainment and you can choose from many sports and hobbies. You are not the first to study in Malta, in the last 5 years many hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have chosen Malta and many more will choose it to learn or improve English.
Are the English schools really reliable?
On the archipelago there are over 40 schools, some are local, other multinationals. The smallest are family-run, the largest have entire buildings for classrooms and services. The Ministry of Education of Malta has set up a control and certification body that controls the quality and teaching standards of schools in Malta: you can be sure, you will find the school that suits your needs.
How do I reach Malta?
Malta has an international airport which is a flagship for the country and the Mediterranean. Every day there are several flights from all European countries. If you land in Sicily, Malta is easily reached from Pozzallo by catamaran which carries 800 people and 120 vehicles takes only 90 minutes.
How do I move to Malta?
Upon your arrival you will find the transfer service that will drive you to the hotel, residence or to the family where you are staying. However, Malta has a very efficient public transport service, since 2011 it has been managed by Arriva, a company that manages more than 14,500 means of transport in 12 countries, currently the bus service is managed by the Maltese Ministry of Transport. The taxi service is also efficient and economical.
What can I do in Malta?
Lessons will usually involve you for half a day each day. Depending on the time of year you can go to the beach, sunbathe, do all water sports, you can horse ride, go by bike, you can tour the archipelago in boat. You can attend hundreds of pubs and clubs, day and night, you can watch movies, shows and concerts. You can make new friends, you can find a part-time job. You can attend exhibitions and participate in country festivals. You can do much more.