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Junior Courses in Malta

Why learn English in Valletta?

English is one of the two official languages in Malta – a legacy from 164 years in the British Empire.

Malta is the ideal destination to combine your Mediterranean holiday with learning the English language.

This quaint European island in the southern Mediterranean Sea, located to the South of Italy is an obvious tourist hot spot thanks to it’s idyllic location and balmy climate. Malta has also become an ideal study destination for language schools in recent decades due to English being an official language on the island. Ever since Malta’s entry into the British Empire almost every Maltese inhabitant speaks fluent English.

Malta has a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate with warm seawater, very mild winters and hot summers. The island also benefits from a well-developed hotel and gastronomic scene.
Cavendish School is located in the heart of the capital, Valletta, which has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site. UNESCO described Valetta as ‘One of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.’

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Why a language school in Valletta?

Valletta is full of beautiful architecture built by the Knights of St. John between the 16th and 17th centuries, the founder decreed that it was ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. You can still see this today with most of the original architecture well-preserved. There are high walls surrounding the peninsula with many buildings in baroque style.

Valletta is the smallest capital within the EU. One huge advantage is that everything can be easily reached on foot. The charming capital is a vivid, cultural and economic centre. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops to enjoy in your leisure time as well as cinemas and theatres including the oldest used baroque theatre in Europe.

From Valletta you can easily travel to other destinations on the island as the coach station is only a 3-4 minute walk away from our school. It is very easy to visit the medieval city of Mdina or the sandy beaches of Malta after your lessons. The journey on the bus to every part of the island is short and inexpensive. You can also walk to many destinations such as Sliema which is only 15-20 minutes away.

Our school facilities in Valletta, Malta

Cavendish School is situated in a historic house in Valletta which was built in the 1900’s.

Once the home of a wealthy businessman, this historic home has undergone complete renovation and is even more elegant and impressive than before. Amongst the 40 language schools in Malta, we are one of only two schools whose licence has been granted in Valletta. This is a huge opportunity for our students to escape the crowds and study in a relaxed and beautiful environment.

Our School Facilities:

  • Air conditioned comfort with natural light all year round.

  • Audio-visual equipment.

  • Stationery and workshop.

  • Internet café & Wi-Fi.

  • Lift to all floors.

  • Cosy cafeteria and lounge area.

  • An apartment with roof –top terrace (for our English language students bookable as holiday home).

Internet café & Wi-Fi.
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The sub-tropical Mediterranean climate makes the island ideal for outdoor activities all year round.

The Mediterranean sea is ideal for all watersports and sea swimming round the coves but most especially diving. Malta is one of the world’s finest diving locations with sunken WWII bombers and undersea caves to explore. On land, Malta’s other hidden treasures include some of the world’s most impressive prehistoric sites including giant cliff top temples and a 5,000 year old underground necropolis.

Valletta has a cinema with eight halls and every film is shown in English.
Concerts by international artists, theatre and art exhibitions take place almost all year round (September to June).
There are also open-air events, like traditional productions of Shakespeare in the gardens of the presidential palace and the annual fireworks festival all around the island.

The importance of the Catholic Church is represented by many festivals (festas) in the villages and towns on the island. From June to September no week goes by without there being a festa somewhere in Malta or Gozo. During these festivals the village and the church are decorated with thousands of lights and the community worships their patron saint by way of a musical pilgrimage through the village. The highlight of every festa are the fireworks.

Tips for Valletta

  • Grand Master’s Palace is still the official residence of the Maltese president

  • Jazz sessions in the summer months every Friday on the steps of St. Ursula Street

  • Isle of MTV is the annual one day pop festival on the island

  • End of September: “Notte Bianca” – “Night of Museums” where there are also celebrations in the streets all night long

Group Courses in Malta

Junior Courses overview

Course Age range Course length Lessons Accommodation Activities
Spring Camps 10 - 17 15 days 54 per stay* Homestay / Residence Per stay: up to 12 excursions (3 full-day + 9 half day), 9 day/evening activities (sport & fun)
Summer Camps 10 - 17 15 days 54 per stay* Homestay / Residence Per stay: up to 12 excursions (3 full-day + 9 half day), 12 day/evening activities (sport & fun)
Autumn Camps 10 - 17 15 days 54 per stay* Homestay / Residence Per stay: up to 11 excursions (3 full-day + 8 half day), 8 day/evening activities (sport & fun)

* 1 lesson is 40 minutes. Maximum class size is 15 students (Can be 16 in very rare circumstances).

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Activities

  • 3 visits to international student parties (summer)

  • Student Party (spring & autumn)

  • Welcome to Cavendish boat party (summer)

  • Karaoke evening

  • DVD evening

  • Pizza on the Beach (spring & summer)

  • Quiz night

  • Relaxing beach party

  • Go-Kart racing (PREMIUM)

  • Cinema Visit (PREMIUM)

  • Lasermaxx laser tag games (PREMIUM)

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Full day trips

  • Hop-on/hop-off tour of Malta

  • Comino/Blue Lagoon (summer)

  • Comino/Blue Lagoon + St. Paul’s Bay (spring & autumn)

  • Blue Grotto boat tour and visit to Popeye Village (PREMIUM)

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Half day trips

  • Guided tour of Valletta

  • Visit to Golden Beach

  • 5D Cinema (summer)

  • Mdina treasure hunt

  • Visit to Mellieha Beach

  • Guided tour of Marsaxlokk

  • Tour of Fort St. Elmo (spring & summer)

  • Valletta Treasure hunt

  • Visit to Sliema

  • Grand Harbour cruise (PREMIUM)

  • Splash and Fun Waterpark (summer PREMIUM)

  • 5D Cinema (spring & autumn PREMIUM)

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Accommodation in Valletta

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We offer accommodation with English speaking Maltese home stays as well as a residence option at a 3 star hotel.  We can book accommodation close to the school or along the main bus route.

Home Stays

Accommodation in a home stay is the ideal way of really getting to know the Maltese culture and local life. Living in a home stay also helps you to keep on speaking English outside of lessons. All of our home stay providers are carefully chosen and checked regularly by Cavendish School and the EFL Monitoring Board. Hosts in Malta are required to get a licence before they can take students.

  • Junior students may be sharing with other students in twin rooms.
  • From Monday to Friday there will be breakfast and dinner included.
  • Saturdays and Sundays you will get a lunch box as well.
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  • Junior Course with Home Stay Accommodation Includes:

    • Full board accommodation in home stay
    • Minibus pickup service between home stay accommodation and school (up to 4 times per day)
    • 54 lessons at 45 minutes each
    • Return airport transfer
    • Our own leaders who stay with students 24/7
    • (you can also bring one leader for free with every 15 students)
    • 14 days public transport pass
    • 24 hour emergency number
    • Attendance certificate

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  • Residence
    The Bayview Hotel

    • 3 Star Hotel in an excellent location on the Gzira seafront
    • Outdoor pool with children’s section & indoor pool
    • Indian à la carte restaurant, Chinese à la carte restaurant and continental buffet restaurant
    • Children’s play area, games room, bar & internet café open 24-hrs a day
    • 20-25 minutes from school by bus

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  • Junior Course with Residence Accommodation Includes:

    • Full board residence accommodation
    • 54 lessons at 45 minutes each
    • Return airport transfer
    • Our own leaders who stay with students 24/7
    • (you can also bring one leader for free with every 15 students)
    • 14 days public transport pass
    • 24 hour emergency number
    • Attendance certificate

What Our Students Say

As a student who graduated from your course, I, Kostya Dobroliubov, wanted to express my gratitude to everybody, who accompanied our group. That would be our group teacher – Mike Archer, who is also a really great teacher, special thanks to him for teaching us an Upper Intermediate level of English; our group leader – Ben, who organized our group on the excursions; to our guides – Jerry, David, and also Kim Freeman for really interesting excursions.

Kostya Dobroliubov

Studying process was very interesting and included lots of different activities such as songs, videos, texts and games about various topics. We also visited many places on conversation club lessons on Fridays. I think, it’s a great idea to diversify lessons.

Aleksandr Lavskiy