The IELS Summer School for Young Learners is located just off the seafront in Sliema, the popular commercial seaside town in central Malta. The area is full of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure places. There are regular public transport links to the capital city, Valletta, and other heritage sites and areas of Malta.
The school has an open-plan lounge and reception with large plasma screen, 60 bright and airy classrooms, vending machines for drinks and snacks, and a large courtyard, where students can enjoy their lunch and mix with fellow students.
We are committed to the highest possible standards of teaching using skilled and experienced teachers. LAL has a long-established track record in teacher training and our schools in both Malta and Torbay are providers of the DELTA programme ? the highest qualification for practising teachers of English as a Foreign Language. We also attain accreditation for our courses by national bodies like the British Council & English UK in Great Britain, CEA & AAIEP in the United States, EFL & Feltom in Malta and EDUSA in South Africa.
A wide choice of Accommodation
At LAL we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of accommodation options. Each of our adult language centres offers you the opportunity to stay with a local host family, which is a great way to experience the local lifestyle and to practise your language skills with native speakers in an informal environment.
We are Flexible: Find the combination of course, accommodation and entertainment options that best suit your desires.
We have Experience: We organize language holidays for people like you for over 30 years.
Wonderful Places: Big cities, coastal towns, Mediterranean islands, exotic places in Africa or holiday paradise. You only choose!
Qualified Teachers: Our teachers are fully qualified and all our centers are authorized. We also prepare our teachers to reach an even higher level.
Learn and know how to use it: Outside of class, you can turn everything learned to use directly in your spare time or in the activities we organize.
Not only Classes: You will discover many things with our tours and activities: culture, tourist attractions, fun activities, and many other ways to improve your language skills.
A key part of your language travel experience happens once classes are over. The best way to practise your new language skills is to get out and use them in the real world. We know you will also want to find out about the country you are visiting, to sample the lifestyle of her people and to explore the area. In each of our locations LAL excels in providing social and leisure activities that are fun, engaging and good value for money.
Valletta Tour: The excursion will start from the Upper Barrakka Gardens where the students will have a magnificent view of the Grand Harbour and Cottonera. The group will then pass in front of St John?s Co-Cathedral. The next place to visit will be The Great Siege Diorama which tells the story of the Great Siege of Malta 1565. There is also the option of Audio Visuals shows such as ?Valletta Living History? or ?Malta Experience?.
Mdina Tour: Visit the streets of the medieval capital of Malta, today known as the `silent city`, whilst the guide will unravel its rich history. The students will be shown the city?s secretive narrow winding streets to discover its dwarfed doorways, till they reach the Mdina bastions from where a stunning, almost 360 degree panoramic view of the island can be seen. The tour will continue with a visit to Dingli cliffs, known as the highest cliffs on the island.
The Three Cities Tour: Students will step back through the mists of time as they are taken to the fortress of Cottonera which is widely known as the three cities, these being Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, built and fortified by the Knights of Malta. The tour will start with an informative drive through Cospicua followed by a visit to Vittoriosa. Here students will navigate the narrow streets and mysterious alleyways shaded by many historic palaces and churches.