Malta themed day
15 minutes - Break
45 minutes - Maltese educational activity
Quiz, games, treasure hunt, cooking, etc., including "Ask a Maltese" expert session.
Join the IH Teens Explorer Programme as we travel the world learning English with our joint interactive online courses by virtually visiting 3 different English speaking countries: Malta, Great Britain & South Africa.
Enjoy the the diversity of 3 popular destinations!
This unique programme consists of 1.5 hours daily of group online English lessons followed by 45 - minutes daily cultural and fun educational activities related to the lesson. It is a 11-hour weekly programme of live interactive online English lessons. The student will also take part and have fun in social activities daily in the afternoon.
Throughout this IH Teens Explorer English online course young learners and young adults would have an opportunity to learn English in an online international atmosphere while covering topics connected to cultures, history, science, technology and many others.
The focus is on improving the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) while expanding lexis, developing critical thinking, social skills and hidden talents through interaction with peers from different counties and cultures.
The student will find out more about the culture and history of Newcastle, Malta and Cape Town.
The programme is designed to follow a 3-week cycle. Should you wish, you can book 1 week or more.
Malta has so much to offer: ancient history, temples, Knights of St John, natural wonders, impressive architecture, safe environment, clean blue sea, cuisine, nightlife.
with the focus being Newcastle-upon-Tyne the lively university city in the north east of the country; Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman occupation; Hadrian’s Wall; City icons – the Angel of the North and Newcastle United Football Club; locations used for the Harry Potter movies; friendliest people in the whole of Britain.
Cape Town amazing location at the southernmost tip of Africa; ideal location to explore the amazing tourist attractions that only Africa can offer; Table Mountain; Kruger National Park with its immense game reserve and Safari expeditions; Cape of Good Hope; the meeting of two oceans…
The academic content will focus on the four skills: listening, speaking reading and writing and cover the relevant language input at the two distinct levels.
Sample lesson content:
Students will practise and develop their listening for gist and detailed understanding in the context of Valletta and practise vocabulary related to feelings in the context of travelling. Then, they will further develop their speaking skills and build on their cultural knowledge while going on a virtual tour of Valletta.
Welcome to Malta Grammar: Question forms (getting to know you)
Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe a town/city
Task: Mini presentations on a Valletta landmark
The context of the socio-cultural part of the programme will be connected to the academic part but the main focus will be the educational activities that each country will offer such as: virtual tours, competitions, blogging, content for social media, dancing, signing, movies and many more.
Example: Valletta Treasure Hunt (via Google Maps), cooking session, live events. At the end of the lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays there will be a local expert at hand to answer questions.
Lessons will be held from Monday to Friday. Lesson times will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 12:15 p.m. until 13:00 p.m. All times are CET (GMT+2).
Specific tuition times may be made available for groups by prior agreement.
Included: e-Certificate of Attendance, Student Report and online materials.
All students also are encouraged to take an on-line recognizable international LanguageCert test.
We are really proud of our TEACHERS – a team of creative and open-minded professionals who love their jobs. You have our full support throughout your learning journey. Our teachers are minimum CELTA (or equivalent) qualified and/or DELTA qualified, and with their professional background and experience, they approach each of our students individually, helping them maximise their learning in and outside the classroom.
Other languages spoken: English, Maltese, Italian.
Ray comes from a banking and business background. He has been in the EFL business for the past ten years, starting out as a teacher and then moving into administration and management. He puts his vast experience to good use and is very much a hands-on CEO of Business Language Connection Ltd., the local company that operates International House Malta and the student residence Villa Belview.
Other languages spoken: Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Montenegrin, some Spanish, Russian, German and Sign language.
Hobby or interesting fact: M.A. in English Language and Literature and M.A. in Spiritual Ecology; I am truly passionate about Snowboarding and Yoga.
Why I like teaching/love working at IH: I am a teacher at heart and always encourage my students to think big, start small and begin now. I am happy to be a member of the team committed to the very highest standards and work for an established and well-respected name in the language teaching industry.
Other languages spoken: German and basic Maltese
Hobby or interesting fact: When I’m not working, you’ll find me in the kitchen whipping up treats for my family and friends.
Why I like teaching/love working at IH: I like working at IH because students are a name, not a number and this is reflected both inside and outside the classroom. I like teaching because it’s rewarding and even though I’m the teacher, I learn something new from my students every day.
Other languages spoken: My Polish was pretty good at one point but that was many moons ago. I also speak basic Serbian and Turkish.
Hobby or interesting fact: I’ve been to every country in Europe except Finland and Cyprus.
Why I like teaching/love working at IH: IH Malta is a great place to work because the staff and students here are great and it feels like a big family.
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