Matthias and Alexander, both from Germany, really enjoyed their lessons. Matthias has decided to come to Cavendish School because he likes travelling and he knows that English is very important to communicate with people from all over the world. He also wanted to impress his daughter and son as they both speak English very well. We are sure that your children are proud of you Matthias! Alexander needs to communicate with foreign customers at work. We hope that our lessons helped you to feel more confident Alexander. Thank you for choosing us, best of luck gentlemen!
Juergen, our student from Austria, has his own company which sells frozen vegetables and fruits. He has chosen Cavendish School of English to improve his spoken English and to be able to communicate with his customers more effectively. Juergen enjoyed Cavendish experience so much that he is planning to come back to Cavendish in May. He was a very diligent student and has left with an upper-intermediate certificate. Congratulations Juergen!
Oswaldo, who is originally from Peru, works in a company in Madrid, Spain. He works as a Marketing manager and is a specialist in CRM. Although he came to Cavendish only for one week, he really enjoyed the opportunity of meeting new people from different parts of the world. Oswaldo said that his teacher Wayne had been very engaged and extremely passionate about teaching. Good luck Oswaldo and hope to see you again!
Ozan, our student from Turkey left on Monday with an Upper-Intermediate certificate. Before Ozan came to Cavendish School he was afraid of starting a conversation in English, so his main aim was to be more confident in speaking. Has he achieved that? Yes! After spending 3 months with us he does not have this problem anymore! He said that his speaking skills had greatly improved and he was no longer embarrassed to talk with native and non-native speakers. Ozan said that our teachers were very energetic and used interactive whiteboards all the time, which helped him to understand everything better. Thank you for choosing our school Ozan. We hope to see you again. Best of luck!
Cavendish School team
Last Friday we organised a Christmas party for our adult students. One of the attractions was a photo session with Christmas photo props. Priscila, Tamara, Mario and Rafael had lots of fun as you can see in the photos! During the break the students could enjoy the taste of traditional minced pies. But what the students enjoyed the most was a scavenger hunt in the town centre. They had to find different Christmas items and take photos of them. Johannes, Priscila and Mario have taken a selfie with Santa Claus. Two of them Priscila (Brazil) and Johannes (Austria) left on Friday with very good grades on their certificates. Congratulations!
It’s time to say goodbye to our adult student Juan Camilo Urrutia Noriega who has been with us since February. That’s almost a year! He is now a legend of Cavendish School and we will all remember his charisma and positive attitude. We asked Juan Camilo what he thought about our school…
On a scale of ten, how would you rate your English before you came to Cavendish?
1= 🙁 10= 🙂
Juan Camilo: 4.5
On a scale of ten, how would you rate your English now?
Juan Camilo : 7.5
How did your teachers at Cavendish help you to improve your English?
Juan Camilo: The did really well with extra homework and pushing me to surpass myself
Before you arrived in England, what did you want to achieve/see/do during your stay?
Juan Camilo: I just wanted to be able to maintain proper conversation with native speakers
Have you achieved that?
Juan Camilo: Yeah!
Did you stay in homestay accommodation?
Juan Camilo: Yes
On a scale of ten, how would you rate your host family home?
Juan Camilo: 10
On a scale of ten, how would you rate your host family experience?
Juan Camilo: 10
What did you most like about your stay?
Juan Camilo: My friends. I was able to meet people from many different parts of the world and get to know their opinions.
If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?
Juan Camilo: Bro! Cavendish is a great school because of the teachers, but you need to keep working! 😉
Thank you Juan Camilo!
With love the Cavendish team
With 32 years of running institution, we have observed a pattern. We have experienced that the students who book a short term course with the intention to stay longer end up extending their courses with us. You might be thinking that, what makes adult students extend their courses with us?
- LESSONS: At Cavendish School we focus on the students’ needs and the range of teaching methodologies. Phases of group and pair work, presentations and role plays the speaking and communication skills help every student communicate individually. Ongoing assessment helps show teachers and students which areas need to be focused on more and which areas the students are already improving in.
- TEACHING MATERIALS:
- Morning lessons: Our students study from New English File, Headway + Life.
- Afternoon lessons: A more flexible approach is guaranteed as teachers choose from a variety of materials that all focus on the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages). Publishers are mainly Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Longman, Macmillan and National Geographic.
- LOCATION: Cavendish School is located in a quiet residential area, ideal location for students to study in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The town centre is just 5 minutes on foot from the school and the beautiful sandy beaches just 10 minutes… Isn’t it cool?
- NATIONALITY & AGE MIX: We have usually a very good mix of ages and nationalities in the school- over 20 nationalities each year.
- ENVIRONMENT: We believe that students learn best when they feel comfortable and relaxed so we try to make every student feel like they are at home.
- MULTIMEDIA FACILITIES: All main classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. During conversations and presentation students learn how to make the lessons even more interesting and how to best utilize multi-media resources for easier understanding.
So now you know why our students love to study at Cavendish and what makes them stay even longer than decided. What are you waiting for, book now!
Most students who come to study at Cavendish choose this option because living with an English family is a great way to practise their spoken English outside of school & gain a deeper understanding of the local culture and customs.
All of our host families are carefully selected, and closely monitored by our experienced Accommodation Officers. Actually, most of our host families have hosted Cavendish students for a number of years. We are normally able to cater for students’ special needs, as long as we have details about their requirements at least four weeks before the commencement of the course.
Things that you should know about host family accommodation:
Member of the Family
Our students will get the most from their stay if they take part in their hosts’ everyday life and be treated as a member of the family, so they should be prepared to adapt as much as possible to their hosts’ daily routines and habits.
Our students can expect a clean, comfortable room, with a bed, desk, drawer and wardrobe space. Clean sheets and towels must be provided by the host families once a week.
Students can have at least one bath or shower per day.
Host families must provide one load of washing once a week. This is free of charge.
To be independent, students are usually given their own house key.
Selecting host families
Most of our host families have been caring for our students for many years, and we are always recruiting new families to add to our register. All our families are inspected regularly by our accommodation team in accordance with the British Council requirements.
These families are within walking distance or short bus ride from the school.
Keeping household pets is common in the UK. Students must let us know when they complete the registration form if they have an allergy or fear of a specific animal.
The majority of our host families are non-smokers but we do however have host families who will accept students who smoke. Most will only allow students to smoke outside the home.
Accommodation is half-board during the week (breakfast and dinner) and full-board at weekends (bed, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).Students are not normally able to use the kitchen to cook their own food.
” Ciao my name‘s Moreno, I’m Italian and 45 years old.
I decided to improve my English in Malta, mainly for business reasons.
I thought it goes like this in all language schools, you go there, attend school and school activities, improve your English, you have a little bit fun and finally you go home with a certificate. But at Cavendish School of English in Valletta, it‘s a bit different but much, much better!
First of all, the teachers at the school are very professional and helpful. They use modern education methods and this make it a joy to learn English. Despite or because of the exciting learning we always have a good laugh. This creates a very good mood every day. But the most impressive things at Cavendish is the family atmosphere that prevails in this school. All students whether they are from Germany, Italy, Spain etc. Everyone has this feeling after a short time! The school is like a second home. This is mainly due to the school director Tess Giordmaina, she‘s really the ‘‘good soul‘‘ of Cavendish School of English and I admire her very much.
From the beginning to the end i spent a wonderful school time. The combination of learning and vacation were the best for me and I’m convinced that anyone who will visit this school will be enthusiastic too.
The island of Malta has a lot to offer and the nightlife is really good. Everyone will find something suitable. I’ll surely visit Malta and Cavendish School of English again.”