Teen Host Family Programme
The Teen Host Family Programme at ESE is an all-inclusive English Language, accommodation and leisure package for teenagers.
Individual bookings accepted for Summer
The ESE Teen Host Family programme is an all-inclusive package for 13 – 17 year olds. In short, the package includes dynamic and interactive English lessons, accommodation with one of our carefully selected Host Family, exciting age appropriate activities, airport transfers and transport from/to school and all ESE-organised activities. Our Teen Host Family programme is especially popular with many different nationalities as it offers excellent standards and is very good value for money.
- speak more fluently
- improve listening skills
- expand your vocabulary
- interact socially using English
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Summer: 27/05/2023 – 02/09/2023
Autumn: 30/09/2023 – 04/11/2023 (Groups only)
NEW 2024 DATES
Easter: 23/03 – 06/04 (Groups only)
Summer: 18/05 – 01/09
Autumn: 05/10 – 02/11 (Groups only)
Starter – C2
Length of Course
Minimum 1 week
20 lessons/week (15 hrs) or upgrade to 30 lessons/week (22.5 hrs) or Intensive 20 Group lessons (15 hours) + 10 Individual lessons (7.5 hours)
13 & 14 years old: by 23:00
15 – 17 years old: by midnight (Sunday to Thursday) & 01:00 (Fridays & Saturdays)
LessonsA General English 20 course is included in the Host Family programme with 4 lessons, each 45 minutes long, held every weekday either in the morning or afternoon. Host Family students may also upgrade their course to either General English 30 (6 lessons per day) or the Intensive English course which combines General English 20 with 10 semi / private one-to-one lessons. Students improve their general level of English with more focus on their core language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) grammar and vocabulary. Lessons are based on exciting topics which are relevant to the students’ ages. They are also encouraged to develop their fluency by responding to these topics as well as other stimulating teaching material such as current events updates which helps build confidence as they express their opinion in English. Our Teens students staying in Host Families have their lessons either at the main school in St. Julian’s, where all classrooms are also air conditioned and outfitted with Interactive Whiteboards or in one of ESE’s annex schools.
A typical day
Morning lessons or an activity
Lunch (Packed lunch)
Dinner at Host Families
Return to accommodation
* This is a sample time table only. Lessons may take place in the morning or afternoon.
Our General English options
General English 20
4 Group lessons /day
20 lessons per week, recommended for anyone who wants to improve their English in a class with students from all over the world at the same English level. This is the most popular course with Teen Club students who need to brush up their English in a short period (1 -3 weeks).
General English 30
6 Group lessons / day
30 lessons per week, recommended for anyone who wants or needs to dedicate more time to learning English. More lessons means faster progress in improving your English level.
4 Group lessons / day &
2 One-to-one lessons / day
30 lessons per week, recommended for anyone who wants to combine group lessons with one-to-one lessons. This course is very popular with students who want or need to improve their English in a short period of time. It is also popular with students who have a well defined learning goal and who need that personal attention and tuition.
TimetableOur class schedule allows students to choose either 20 lessons or 30 lessons (group or individual) per week. Lessons may take place in the morning or afternoon.
* this schedule changes on a Maltese public holiday
If you prefer to combine a General English group course with one-to-one tuition while learning English, then the Intensive (General English) option is for you.
When booking the Intensive option, you follow group lessons in the morning and have the opportunity to practise and improve your fluency with other English language learners of the same language level. In the afternoon, you benefit from one-to-one individual attention from your teacher. During this lesson, you can ask your teacher to focus on any area of language you like or simply take the opportunity to practise more speaking on a one-to-one basis. Our academic staff ensures that you follow the course at the right language level for you.
What is your level of English?
Don’t worry – we’ll figure that out for you.
Before arrival you can do the ESE online placement test, which must be submitted at least 14 days before you start your course.
Alternatively, our academic staff will ask you to sit for a short placement test on your first day at school.
What else is included in your programme?
Pickup from airport
Accommodation as booked
Free WiFi at residences
Student support & welfare
Teen Club students follow an ESE activity programme with activities selected to be fun, educational and enjoyable appropriate for their age group.
The ESE Leisure programme is a full weekly programme with activities organised daily from Monday to Friday in the morning/afternoon and another in the evening. Saturday is a full day activity and Sunday is a well-earned day off although additional optional activities are offered.
Activities included in the package include Welcome Party, sports activities, trips to some of Malta’s most popular sandy beaches, free access to the ESE Beach Club (seasonal), boat trips and cultural tours. The activity programme varies from one week to another and some activities are subject to weather conditions.
ESE activities are also a great way and opportunity to practise English and make friends with other learners of different nationalities in a sociable and enjoyable setting. Click here for more information.
Host Family for Teens
Stay at one of our selected host families who offer a warm welcome, home-made meals and security.
All meals included
Daily transport provided to ESE School & activities
(During High Season, a host family may host up to 4 students at a time)
Summer: 27/05/2023 – 02/09/2023
Autumn: 30/09/2023 – 04/11/2023
15 – 17 years old: Return to residence by midnight (Sunday to Thursday) & 01:00 (Fridays & Saturdays)
Practise English in the safety of a home
Living with a host family offers your child the opportunity to practise English outside the school in a safe family environment.
Apart from being completely immersed in the language and benefitting from out-of-class opportunities to learn English, your child will also experience living in a Maltese home and learn about Maltese culture, food and traditions at first hand.
Our experienced accommodation services team are responsible for choosing host families who can provide your child with a welcoming and comfortable stay in Malta. Through the careful selection of ESE host families, we ensure that our teens are safe, comfortable and treated like a member of the family. ESE organised transport is provided from/to school as well as the nearest pick-up point after evening activities.