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50+ English programme at ESE – Learning for Life

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50+ English programme at ESE – Learning for Life

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.

50+ Programme Classroom

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.
50+ English Programme excursion

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.

50+ dinner Social 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.

50+ Programme Accommodation
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 are two sample activity programmes:

Week A

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

Week B

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

Sunday – Free Day

50+ Social Programme

Accommodation is also included when booking the 50+ package.

Our 50+ students have a choice of 3 beautiful hotels: Number 11 Urban HotelThe George Urban Boutique Hotel and The Salini Resort.

The George Urban Boutique Hotel
50+ Accommodation options - The George

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
50+ Programme Accommodation

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.




Number 11 Urban Hotel

The 3 star Number 11 Urban Hotel is located just round the corner from the ESE adult school in St. Julian’s.


It offers maximum comfort. Offering 91 rooms with a variety of options from single / double / triple and quad rooms.  It has a full fledged restaurant, Hammett’s Mestizo, open 7 days a week offering healthy and indulgent options.


Facilities include a rooftop pool, laptop-sized safe, high-speed Wi-Fi, desk area as well as a 40-inch Smart Tv with Chromecast.


*All 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.

Course Start Dates for 2023

Start dates for 2023 are:

  • 13/03/2023

  • 10/04/2023

  • 08/05/2023

  • 11/09/2023

  • 09/10/2023

For more information click HERE

Book today!

Join us!

Book your 50+ study travel holiday with ESE today – HERE

“Anyone who keeps learning stays young!”

Henry Ford

We look forward to welcoming you to ESE Malta very soon!


ESE – Learning for Life!

About the Author

Samantha Dixon
Samantha Dixon
Marketing Executive at ESE

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 is now working as part of the Marketing team as a Marketing Executive. Samantha enjoys being creative, painting and writing when time allows. She also enjoys spending time with her 4 year old son and her new baby daughter, soaking up the Maltese sun.

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