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50+ English programme at ESE – Learning for Life
50+ English programme at ESE
Learning for Life
No matter how young or old we are, we never stop learning.
Here at ESE we really believe in ‘Learning for Life’. That’s why we offer English language courses for all ages and for every stage in a person’s life. From our young learners, juniors and teens, young adults, academic courses, courses for business and work, courses for 30+ students to our 50+ English programme, – there is a course for everyone!
Our students range from as young as 8 years old to 50+ and beyond.
Our most mature student to date was over 90 years old, which proves that you are never to old to learn!
English Language courses for mature students
Do you want to take an English language course but are worried about being the oldest student in the class? Are you looking for a General English course where your classmates are of a similar age to yourself? Are you aged 50 years or over?
If so, ESE’s 50+ programme is the right course for you!
50+ General English Classes
This course is designed with the mature learner in mind.
The course is delivered at a more leisurely pace, allowing you to develop fluency in a causal and informal classroom environment.
Focusing on ‘Everyday English’, topics include the language you need in everyday real life situations. This course allows you to improve your general level of English over all four of the core language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
You will learn key vocabulary along with functional and situational English phrases, enabling you to communicate easily in English no matter where you are in the world. You are given maximum opportunities to practice your English skills with your fellow mature learners through purposely-designed communicative activities, helping you to build on your overall fluency.
The course consists of 20 group lessons per week, with a maximum of 12 students in a class. Classes are divided accordingly to English level – ranging from Starter to C2 level.
Students are given a placement test to determine their English level and are placed in classes accordingly. The placement test can be taken either on-line at least 2 weeks prior to arrival or at our school on the first day of classes.
Classes are held in the mornings from Monday to Friday, with several start dates throughout the year. Each course is run over a period of two weeks.
50 Plus and Fabulous!
Students booked onto the 50+ programme also follow a varied social and activity programme.
Activities include guided tours and excursions to sites of historical interest as well as social, cultural and leisure activities to suit our mature learners.
Take in the sites and experience all that Malta has to offer. Discover Malta’s rich and long history, stunning architecture and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the arts, the local food and wine, all while making new friends on your study travel holiday.
The 50+ activity programme also gives you the perfect opportunity to continue practising your English skills with your fellow learners in a relaxed, informal setting, helping you to become a more confident and fluent speaker of English.
Below is a sample activity programme:
Monday – Orientation Tour
Tuesday – Mdina and Rabat Tour with Guide
Wednesday – Maltese Dinner Night
Thursday – Temple Tour with Guide
Friday – Free Day
Saturday – Optional Activities to book. Choose from -Sicily Tour, Hop on/Hop off (North side or South side tours) or Chauffeur Service Tours
Sunday – Gozo Tour with guide – lunch included
Monday – Valletta Tour with Guide
Tuesday – Harbour Cruise
Wednesday – Visit to St.Johns Co-Cathedral
Thursday – Farewell Dinner
Friday – Free Day
Saturday – Optional Activities to book. Choose from : Sicily Tour, Hop on/Hop off (North side or South side tours) or Chauffeur Service Tours
Accommodation is also included when booking the 50+ package.
Located directly across the road from ESE school, this impressive 4 star hotel combines convenience with luxury and comfort.
Facilities include an indoor spa and a large lobby area with internet access. There is also a rooftop terrace complete with a beautiful swimming pool and sunbathing area with distant sea views.
The large, modern bedrooms come with well designed, contemporary en-suite bathrooms. They are also fully equipped with LCD TV, iPod docking station and mini-bar.
The Salini Resort
The 4 star Salini Resort is located just off the coast road towards the North of Malta and is about 15 – 20 minutes away by car from ESE school in St Julian’s.
This beautiful resort is set into the Maltese hillside, with breathtaking views of the sea below.
Offering 240 modern, spacious rooms with sea or countryside views, the Salini Resort will not disappoint.
Facilities include 3 swimming pools – two outdoor and one heated indoor pool complete with Jacuzzi and stream room, along with a spa, fitness room, cafeteria, three restaurants, bar, large lounge and dining areas, and two tennis courts.
There is also a free shuttle bus service, door to door, from the Salini Resort to ESE school in St Julian’s and back again, running several times throughout the day.
*Both options include breakfast as part of the 50+ Programme package.
Also included in the 50+ programme package:
FREE ESE e-Learning programme
As part of your 50+ programme, our self-study ESE e-Learning programme is also included.
You can start using the e-Learning programme online from the time you enrol onto your English language course until three months after you finish your course.
The e-Learning programme can be used as a useful tool alongside your classes as a way of revising or learning new language items. It is also a great way to continue what you have learned and build on it once you return home after your course.
Meet & Greet/ Airport transfers
From the moment you land in Malta and step off the plane, we will be waiting to greet you!
You will be met at the airport by one of our ESE airport representatives, who will give you a welcome pack including information for your first day at school. You will then be shown to your transport and taken to your hotel to check-in.
Return transfers to the airport on departure are also included in the 50+ package programme.
Welcoming Meeting/Orientation Walk
We welcome you to ESE and Malta with a short welcoming meeting to give you all the necessary information you should need for your stay. You will have the opportunity to meet your fellow learners and ask any questions you may have.
We also include an orientation walk as part of the activities programme to help you navigate around the school and local area easily – pointing out handy places to shop, eat, catch a bus, get money changed, ATMs etc.
Course Materials and Certificate
Also included are your course materials including course text book and a course certificate on successful completion of your English course.
Book your 50+ study travel holiday with ESE today – HERE
“Anyone who keeps learning stays young!”
We look forward to welcoming you to ESE Malta very soon!
ESE – Learning for Life!
Author: Samantha Dixon
About the Author: Samantha is British and has taught English as a foreign language in several different countries including Thailand and Finland. She has been with ESE since March 2016 and currently works as part of the Marketing team. Samantha enjoys being creative, painting and writing when time allows. She also enjoys spending time with her 5 year old son and her new baby daughter, soaking up the Maltese sun.
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