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School Blog

Articles in this blog may be ESE news, academic pieces written by our team or events in Malta of general interest.

‘Love is in the air’

Known as the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day is a day for people to express their feelings of love and…
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6 Fast facts about Malta

1 - Who occupied Malta over the years? Malta had a number of different rulers over the years, in fact the country was…
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The beheading of St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio

The beheading of St John the Baptist by Caravaggio, St John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta, Malta The most recognised painting, by the most famous artist…
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Top 3 Christmas traditions in Malta

Ho! Ho! Ho! - It's Christmas! A time when millions of people around the globe celebrate this holy feast with family gatherings, by…
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Proverbs

I have nurtured a wish for some time now to learn something more about proverbs. These words have come up in the course…
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Calendar of Events in Malta – What’s on in Winter.

19th November – 9th December MALTA INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL – around Malta Undoubtedly, one of the largest events during this time of the…
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ESE’s Special Programmes

ESE regularly receives requests to hold special courses for primary, secondary or high school students. One such English language programme which ESE runs…
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Pleasantly surprised; a visitor’s delight!

Not famous for its wildlife and nature and despite being small, Malta has a wealth of diversity just waiting to be explored. With…
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Como obtener tu visa de estudiante ESE?

En general, los estudiantes latinoamericanos pueden estar en Malta por un periodo de 90 días, sin necesidad de aplicar a una visa desde…
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Travelling – an urge to move on

Initially, I admit of a personal confession. In my early teens I used to sit on the rocks or pebbles of Malta’s northern…
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The European Day of Languages: Celebrating Language

There's no denying that we live in troublesome times. Terrorist attacks around Europe, a continuous influx of refugees, Brexit and countless other factors…
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Dancing, the Chalet and Carneval

When did you last roll the carpets under the coffee-table in the sitting room and make ample space for a dance? Was it…
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The “Santa Marija” Assumption and Ohio convoy’s arrival

(Fireworks and flak) The sizzling sun of mid-summer August is bringing the frolic and frenzy of the Maltese islands to a boiling point…
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Student testimonial – Arnaud’s experience at ESE

Arnaud Vandamme Nationality: French Age: 23 Programme: Exam Skills  - 6 Weeks - October 2015 to December 2015, General English 20 - 12…
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Michela and Amanda’s daily diary at the EAQUALS Conference

Day #1 Pre-conference Management Training Workshop - Personal Excellence for language centre management by George Pickering A brilliant start to the conference with…
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Sarah and Heidi’s daily diary at IATEFL

Day #1 Having arrived a day before the IATEFL Conference, Heidi, our Exam Coordinator and Sarah, our Quality Assurance and Teacher Development Coordinator…
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Holy Week (Il-Gimgha Mqaddsa /ɪlʤɪmʌmʔʌtsʌ/) in Malta

The celebrations, ceremonies and traditions which take place during Holy Week in Malta are determined by the Roman Catholic traditions. Catholics commemorate the…
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ESE voted Best Language School in Malta four years in a row

ESE is honoured to be voted for four years in a row by students as "Best Language School in Malta 2015“ by Educationstars.   The…
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Brits and Yanks: Divided by Language

Over the past few centuries, the English language spread from the United Kingdom, along with its former Empire, to the farthest reaches: across…
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Christmas in Malta

CHRISTMAS, the forthcoming and outstanding festivity of the year 2015, will be round again as it has done annually since a long, long…
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The Modesty of Inspiration – Getting to know ESE’s Director of Studies

We are all incredibly proud to announce that ESE's Director of Studies, Michela Formosa has received the Inspiring ELT Professional Award 2015 at…
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Halloween

On what day of the year are you most likely to meet: a zombie, a wicked witch, Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf and Count…
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ESE awarded EducationStars ‘Certificate of Excellence 2015’

We are proud to announce that our school has won the Certificate of Excellence 2015.   This prestige certificate is awarded only to…
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Laughter is the best medicine

Recently, staff at ESE came together, thanks to one of our resident maintenance men, Joe Cacciottolo, and donated to a truly worthy cause,…
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Guaranteed Entry to UK university now available!

We are delighted to announce that the International Foundation Year offered in partnership with NCC Education now leads to Guaranteed Entry progression pathway…
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Spring is here!

Few can resist the early calls of spring: melodious song, endless green and the harsh, cold winter finally coming to an end. We…
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Superstitious superstitions

Every year has between one and three Fridays which happen to fall on the 13th of the month. These days are wrought with…
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The Anatomy of a Successful Learner

In order to achieve success, all the parts involved must work well together. This is true of machines on a production line, a…
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Key advice on language exam preparation

Sitting for an exam can be a nerve-wracking experience even for those mature and skilled students who have experienced this many times over.…
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European School of English re-confirmed as an accredited member of EAQUALS

ESE – European School of English is pleased to announce that EAQUALS has endorsed the recommendation to re-confirm the school as an accredited…
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Articles in this blog may be ESE news, academics pieces written by our team or events in Malta of general interest.  Please feel free to write to us with any suggestions or any articles you may have written and would like to share with us and our students.