Alpha School Of English:
Established in the north of Malta in 1991, Alpha School of English is a medium-sized, friendly school that has earned a reputation for the quality of its courses and services. Alpha School of English is a licensed school, fully recognised by the Maltese Ministries of Education and Tourism, and is open all year and offers English and Sports Courses to students of all ages.
English & Work Experience (Internship) Course:
Our English & Work Experience Course is the perfect choice for young adult students seeking to enter the working world. It combines English lessons with a work placement (minimum of 6 weeks) allowing students to practice their English skills in a real working environment. This course is not only an excellent initiation into the business world but will also provide students with invaluable work experience that will enhance their CV and future career prospects.
The English & Work Experience Course includes all of the following:
- 20 English lessons per week (student may also choose Business English or One-to-One English Course at a supplementary charge)
- 20 to 25 hours work experience (internship) per week
- Certificate of Achievement
- Skills Assessment Certificate
- Reference Letter
Our General English Course is a group course which is designed to help students communicate effectively in English in a variety of everyday situations.
The General English Course aims to develop students’ general English skills and give students plenty of opportunity to practice reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. The course covers essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and structures as well as important everyday colloquialisms and phrases. The General English Course may be followed from Beginner to Advanced level with a maximum of 10 students in Adult Classes.
The timetable is organised so that the students receive a balance of different types of lessons which include conversation activities such as debates, discussions and role-play, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation exercises.
Our Business English Course are ideal for professionals and entrepreneurs as well as university students aiming to immerse themselves into the world of business. The Courses are structured to help students improve their Business English in a variety of modern everyday business situations. Topics covered in Business English Courses include; Business Terminology & Colloquial Phrases, Developing Telephone Skills, Giving a Presentation, Informal & Formal Writing, Reading and Analysing Business Texts, Negotiating and Participating in Meetings.
Business English Courses at Alpha School of English are specifically designed and tailored to suit students' needs today. With a maximum of just 5 students per class, our Business English Courses additionally provide an intimate and engaging business environment where specific student needs and weaknesses can be developed and trained. Students with a limited amount of available time are advised to take a Business English Intensive Course. This course provides students with additional One-to-One lessons in the afternoons in which students are given the undivided attention and expertise of our teachers. During these lessons Business English students can also specify the particular course content they would like to cover.
These courses are tailor-made to meet the precise linguistic requirements of each individual student. Before the students arrive in Malta, as well as on their first day at the School, we carry out a detailed needs analysis in order to prepare an individual course around the student's needs. Consequently this type of course provides the quickest and most effective English language training possible.
These tailor-made courses are specifically designed to meet the professional requirements of any student. We welcome enquiries from companies or individuals who require courses in English for any purpose. Courses include English for Law, Banking, Medicine, Computers, Insurance, Engineering, the Hotel Industry, the Airline Industry etc.
English Language Students who opt for this course have a fantastic opportunity to totally immerse themselves in English. Home Tuition is a unique experience whereby the Student lives with and is taught by their own personal teacher. The course is structured to suit the Student's needs and at their speed. Opting for this Course has the advantage of living and studying in your teacher's own home, which may be located anywhere in Malta. This also ensures that there is no travelling to school each day.
Home Tuition Courses run by Alpha School of English are specifically designed to suit each student's needs. We will forward an Assessment Test and a Needs analysis Form to the student 2 weeks before your arrival, which will enable us to determine their level of English and any areas which you they would like to cover.
This course is designed to offer juniors and young learners an exciting and memorable educational experience in Malta. English students participate in 20 English lessons per week. The didactic approach is a communicative one at all times. Particular emphasis is placed on encouraging students to speak in English and activate their passive knowledge of the language. We use a wide variety of English teaching materials which are specifically designed for young English students.
On the first day of their Junior English Course, students start school early in order to take an Assessment Test. Once the tests have been corrected, the students are placed into English Classes according to their age and level of English. All English students and parents are then invited to join a School Welcome Meeting before lessons begin. The Junior English Course can be booked alone or as part of a packageJunior English Courses. Levels: Beginner to Advanced. including accommodation and airport transfers. There is a maximum 14 students per class
The Vacation English Course is designed for junior English students aged between 8-12 and 13-18 who would like to combine an English language course with a Mediterranean holiday in Malta. The course is ideal for juniors seeking to complement their English lessons with a social programme of activities and excursions. The activities form part of a three-week programme which include a range of excursions with our friendly and experienced group leaders. The Course includes 20 English lessons and one full day, one half day and one evening of excursions per week.
Examintation Preparation (Cambridge / TOEFL / IELTS):
The Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations are known and recognised by universities, employers and national education authorities throughout the world. Every year more than one million people take Cambridge ESOL exams in order to improve their employment prospects, seek further education, prepare themselves to travel or live abroad, or because they want an internationally recognised certificate showing the level they have attained in the English language.
What is IELTS? IELTS or the International English Language Testing System is currently the fastest growing examination for English studies and one of the most popular Examination qualifications for English students.
IELTS certificates are recognised throughout the world and are particularly useful for students seeking work or entry into universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
What is TOEFL? - TOEFL or the Test of English as a Foreign Language measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in college and university settings. English students will find that universities and colleges in the United States and Canada require high scores on the TOEFL test for admission of international students.
Most colleges and universities state their required test score in their application materials but in general terms students should aim for a minimum score of 480 to 570.