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

Student with IELTS book

All About IELTS

One of the most prestigious English language certificates is certainly IELTS. This stands for “International English Language Testing System” – simply put, it is an international English language test for proficiency amongst those whose first language is not English. This blog post will explain the exam and what makes the Academic pathway different from General Training.

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Students in class with their teacher at ESE

Which English Course Should I Choose?

We are often asked for guidance on how to choose the right course. You need to determine WHY you are going to study English. Do you need it for your future career? Do you need to sit for an exam to provide proof of your level of English proficiency for university admission or visa purposes? Or are you looking to becoming fluent in English because it is an international language, and you feel that it will help you for your personal work or travel reasons?

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Spring flowers

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 can enjoy walks on the beach again and successfully dry our laundry outdoors. For our predecessors the coming of spring was even more important, since a cruel winter could mean the death of precious crops that were meant to feed their families. Spring signified the start of a bountiful season and it was celebrated as such – with simple habits that were transformed into traditions all around the world today.

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Challenge to Change – celebrating women’s day to call out gender bias and inequality

In August 1910 at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen, a woman called Clara Zetkin proposed a day dedicated to women as a strategy to promote equality and suffrage. The following year, International Women’s Day was marked in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The first time the 8th of March became a significant date was in 1914 when in both London and Germany women marched in support of women’s suffrage.

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English for (the after) life

Back to Blog Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on google ‘I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.’ – The Criminologist from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Muahahahaha … can you think of a more frightful way to spend Halloween than learning English idioms which will scare the living daylights out

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red and yellow autumn leaves

We autumn learn some idioms

Back to Blog Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on google Ahhhhh autumn, the season of red, orange, yellow, brown and purple. Leaves fall to the ground like a carpet which is both soft and crisp to walk on. They are raked up into small piles which the kids love jumping into. It’s harvest season, both humans and

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Why I love teaching?

I fell in love with teaching English as a foreign language in the summer of 2002, when I used to teach during my university holidays. Little did I know then that sixteen years later, I would still be as passionate about teaching English as I was that first summer.

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Why work in the English language teaching industry?

Teaching English offers a world of opportunities. It develops you because you have to be confident and have good public speaking and communication skills, which are really important transferable skills to have for any job later on. You meet multinational students from all over the world and coming from such a diverse set of cultures. The experience makes you realize just how vast the world really is. And you have the world right there in your classroom!

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