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CAE/FCE and IELTS Exam Classes

What is IELTS?

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language exam that tests English proficiency for higher education and migration. It assesses the four skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is designed to reflect one’s ability to use English in real life – general or academic. Whether you are applying for a university course or a job in a multinational company – IELTS is the first step in making your dream come true!

Some facts about the IELTS exam

  • There are two versions of the exam: General and Academic
  • The GENERAL TRAINING test is aimed at those who wish to live and work in an English-speaking country
  • The ACADEMIC test serves as proof of your ability to study at a tertiary level in an English speaking country
  • All candidates take the same LISTENING and SPEAKING test, while the READING and WRITING parts differ depending on the type of test that you are taking
  • Here is how long your exam is going to take:
    • Listening – 30 minutes
    • Reading – 60 minutes
    • Writing – 60 minutes
    • Speaking – 11-14 minutes

About the course

International House Malta offers a new, dynamic and flexible IELTS exam preparation programme:
  • The program will run non-stop between the 8th of February and the 3rd of June 2016.
  • Pick any week to start and sign up for 4, 6, or 8 weeks of intensive exam preparation.
  • Focus on all four skills, learn exam-taking strategies and improve your general level of English.
  • Our experienced teachers will provide you with personalised feedback and design the activities so that you can prepare for your exam in the way that suits you the best.

Disclaimer

  • In order to join the course you need to be Upper-Intermediate or above. If your English is Intermediate or below and you still wish to attend the course, this will have to be discussed with one of our Academic Managers before the final decision is made.
  • In the school we help you prepare for the examination and give you continuous feedback on your performance. However, attending the course does not guarantee you the grade/band that you seek. This will only depend on your performance on the exam.

FCE and CAE Preparation Combined Intensive Course

What are FCE and CAE?
  • A CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST (FCE) qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. CEFR level – B2 (Upper-Intermediate).
  • Thousands of educational institutions, businesses and government departments all around the world accept CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: ADVANCED (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. CEFR level – C1 (Advanced).

For more information about the exams, click here: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/academic-and-professional-english/

About the course
In this flexible, highly dynamic and interactive new course, International House Malta offers their students the following:
  • The program will run between the 31st of October and the 9th of December 2016.
  • You can sign up for 4 or 6 weeks of intensive exam preparation.
  • Focus on the different parts of the exams, learn exam-taking strategies and improve your general level of English.
  • The structure of both exams is very similar, so we have decided to run one course for both learners aiming at taking FCE and those interested in the CAE exam. This will allow the students to fully experience the benefits of the communicative approach, working in a dynamic environment in small groups. At the same time our experienced teachers will provide you with personalised feedback and design the activities so that you can prepare for your exam in the way that suits you the best.
Disclaimer
  • In order to join the course you need to already have an appropriate level of English (Strong B1+ or B2 for the FCE exam, and strong B2 or C1 for the CAE exam). If your level of English is insufficient but you still wish to join the group, this will have to be discussed with one of our Academic Managers before the final decision is made.
  • In the school we help you prepare for the examination and give you continuous feedback on your performance. However, attending the course does not guarantee you the grade/band that you seek. This will only depend on your performance on the exam.

Diving and English - combined course in Malta

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Why Malta?

With sunny skies, beautiful light, great visibility; caves, wrecks and Mediterranean sea life, and suitable temperatures to dive all-year round, Malta is an excellent choice to combine your passion for diving and study English in an English-speaking country. We offer English and diving packages for complete beginners to certified divers, combining the skills of a professional and reputable dive centre and the well-qualified teaching staff from International House Malta. We have a range of English and Diving packages to suit all experience levels. Each package includes 3 hours of 2:1 English tuition per day*. These are designed to suit your needs and interests, and include a range of diving-related topics. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Malta dive sites
  • Asking questions during a dive briefing
  • Talking about dive experiences
  • Dealing with medical emergencies
  • Describing aquatic life
  • Introduction to underwater photography

Dive in the morning when the light is best and enjoy classes later in the day from 4 – 7.30pm (4 – 5.30pm, 6 – 7.30pm). All packages are 1 week in duration, but you can add extra weeks of English study and dives to your course.*1 to 1 classes are also available upon request. If there is no student of the same level, students will receive 80% of the hours as 1 to 1 lessons.

20 English lessons + PADI Open Water Course

  • 4 confined dives & 4 open water dives
  • 3 – 4 days minimum
  • Maximum depth = 18 metres
  • All equipment EXCEPT COURSE MANUAL provided
Low season
04/01 – 10/06/16 & 05/09 – 30/12/16
High season
13/06 – 07/09/16
20 x 2:1 English lessons per week €350 €400
PADI Open Water Course €330 €330
Course registration & materials €75 €75
Total €755 €805

20 English lessons + PADI Advanced Open Water Course

  • 5 dives
  • 3 days minimum
  • Maximum depth = 30 metres
  • All equipment EXCEPT COURSE MANUAL provided
Low season
04/01 – 10/06/16 & 05/09 – 30/12/16
High season
13/06 – 07/09/16
20 x 2:1 English lessons per week €350 €400
PADI Advanced Open Water Course €230 €230
Course registration & materials €75 €75
Total €655 €705

20 English lessons + 10-dive package

  • For Open and Advanced divers
  • All equipment provided
  • Explore different dive sites including reefs and wrecks
  • 2 dives per day

Available all-year round.**Speciality courses also available upon request.**

Low season
04/01 – 10/06/16 & 05/09 – 30/12/16
High season
13/06 – 07/09/16
20 x 2:1 English lessons per week €350 €400
10-dive pack €260 €260
Course registration & materials €75 €75
Total €685 €735

All courses include full equipment hire if required at no extra cost and highly qualified instructors.Additional costs – Dry suit hire = €15 per dive, Gozo trip = €25 per day, Open Water & Advanced course manuals = €50 each.Under 18s require signed parental consent.All participants must be in adequate medical condition to participate in these activities.

Example dive sites:

  • Fortizza reef
  • HMS Maori + Tug 2
  • Ghar Lapsi
  • Anchor Bay
  • Cierkewwa – P29, Rozi or Sugarloaf
  • Zurrieq – Um el Faroud
  • The Blue Hole and Inland Sea, Gozo

Drysuit diving from mid-November to end February depending on the weather and diver skill level.

Airport transfers and accommodation also available. Ask for a quote today.

International House Malta together with Alumna, the sole provider of IATA courses in Malta, have joined forces to bring you two unique courses. You can now improve your English as well as train for a new career in the aviation industry. The two courses offered are:
  1. A GENERAL ENGLISH course at International House Malta and AIRLINE CABIN CREW CERTIFICATE at Alumna-IATA Authorised Training Centre Malta
  2. A GENERAL ENGLISH course at INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Malta and TRAVEL RETAIL COURSE in Luxury & Duty Free Sales at Alumna-IATA Authorised Training Centre Malta
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