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Malta 2006 The Status survey is a venture by Language Travel Magazine that aims to gather specific market data about all of the main language teaching markets in the world. Through our initiative, it is now possible to compare world market statistics.
If you would like to see the complete breakdown of data, please visit www.hothousemedia.com/statuszone/ltmstatus/latest.htm where this information is available. Thanks to all the schools that contibute valuable data confidentially to help us produce this market information.
Number of participating organisations in the Malta survey: 11
Total number of students at the organisations in 2006: 38,555
Total number of student weeks in 2006, estimated: 100,243
Overall average length of stay in weeks: 2.6
Average cost of a one-month course, excluding accommodation: e545 (US$790)
Average cost of residential accommodation per week: e220 (US$319)
Average cost of host family accommodation per week: e170 (US$246)
Average commission paid on a language course: 21 per cent
Nine institutions paid commission on accommodation (averaging 13 per cent)
*For currency conversion rate, see page 7.
Means of recruiting students in the Malta, 2006
Intensity of study (hours studied per week)
Local Bookings 5% Other means 10
W Europe 44%
C&E Europe 35%
North America 2%
Middle East 0.5%
Top student nationalities in Malta by student weeks, 2006
Student numbers by age range
• The 16-to-18 year old market grew in 2006, making up 30 per cent of the student body compared with 22 per cent in 2005. The number of students aged between 25 and 30 years dropped slightly, making up 10 per cent of the student body, compared with 18 per cent previously.
• The top nationalities of students studying in Malta stayed very similar to our 2005 survey, although Korean
students featured in the top 10 this year, knocking Scandinavian and Finnish students out of the top nationalities.
• Agents were still the most succesful means of recruiting students accounting for 76 per cent of student enrolments in 2006, although this figure had decreased slightly from 82 per cent in 2005. The Internet’s share grew from four per cent to nine per cent in 2006.
Thank you to the following institutions for taking part in our Status survey:
School of English, St Paul’s Bay; AM Language Studio, Sliema; BELS, Gozo; Chamber College, Gzira; EC Malta, Ta ‘Xbiex; European Institute of Education, Ta ‘Xbiex; Gateway International School of English, St Julians; Inlingua School of Languages, Sliema; LAL Malta, Gozo, Gzira, Sliema; Linguatime School of English, Sliema; Sprachcaffe Languages Plus, Pembroke.
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