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February 2004 issue

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Status: Malta 2002

The Status survey is a venture by Language Travel Magazine, which gathers specific market data about all of the main language teaching markets in the world. For the first time, it is possible to compare world market statistics. 

If you would like to see the complete breakdown of data, including marketing spend per region and marketing budget analysis, and you are an agent (or a school that has completed or intends to complete the Status survey), please send us an email containing 'Status survey web address' in the subject heading. We will then forward the web address to you.

Key points
No. of participating organisations in the Maltese survey: 6

Total no. of students at in 2002: 18,485 students

Total no. of student weeks in 2002, estimated: 38,634 weeks

Overall average length of stay: 2.09 weeks

Average cost of a one-month course, excluding accommodation: ML242 (US$593)

Average cost of residential accommodation per week: ML95 (US$233)

Average cost of host family accommodation per week: ML83 (US$203)

Average commission paid on a language course: 21 per cent (from 15 to 25)

Three institutions paid commission on accommodation (of 10 to 20 per cent)


Means of recruiting students in Malta, 2002 Intensity of study (hours studied per week)
Agents 74%
Other means 15%
Internet 6%
Local bookings 5%
From 15 to 50.5
Overall average = 28.8

Top student nationalities in Malta by student weeks, 2002
German 57%
Italian 8.4%
Swiss 7.5%
Austrian 5.4%
Russian 3.5%
French 3.4%
Spanish 1.7%
Japanese 1.7%
Polish 1.7%
Scandinavian + Finnish, 1.6%

Student numbers by age range
8-11, 1%
12-15, 3%
16-18, 21%
19-24, 27%
25-30, 18%
31-50, 28%
51+, 2%

Observations
The proportion of German students studying English in Malta increased on last year, from 35% to 57%. Other trends in terms of student nationality remained similar, excepting Chinese students, who did not feature in the top 10 this year. Student numbers from Scandinavia and Finland also declined.

The proportion of business generated via agencies was almost unchanged on last year,

with agencies continuing to recruit almost three-quarters of students at Maltese schools.

Average length of stay declined on last year, which could be due to having fewer Chinese students in our survey. The average dropped from 5.9 weeks to 2.09 weeks

The number of older students, aged from 31 to 50 years old, increased in this survey.


Examples of seasonal student intake in Malta by nationality and quarter
German
1-13-19%
14-26-22%
27-39-47%
40-52-12%

Italian
1-13-5%
14-26-14%
27-39-76%
40-52-5%

Japanese
1-13-27%
14-26-14%
27-39-37%
40-52-22%

Russian
1-13-16%
14-26-20%
27-39-51%
40-52-13%

Swiss
1-13-14%
14-26-23%
27-39-46%
40-52-17%

Spanish
1-13-2%
14-26-6%
27-39-82%
40-52-10%


Thank you to the following institutions for taking part in our Status survey: English Language Academy, Sliema; Gateway International School of English, San Gwann; Global Village English Centre, St Paul's Bay; Inlingua, Sliema; Institute of English Language Studies, Sliema; International House, Gozo.
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