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May 2006 issue

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Business courses in Malta

Business language programmes in Malta offer a highly targeted course content but at the same time, schools are keen to enable executives to unwind outside of lessons. We provide a guide to some of the programmes available.

Business programmes in general represent a small but robust sector of the language travel market, with most schools from around the world pointing to steady growth (see Language Travel Magazine, April 2006, page 22). Maltese schools are getting increasingly involved in the sector, hoping to lure executives to their warm island with a relaxed pace of life and focused language learning opportunities.

According to Roger Bugeja, School Director at EF International Language Schools in St Julians – which has offered executive training for the last five years – schools are seeing a positive outcome from their efforts. He recounts that Malta offers an experience "that enlightens one's life. Once [clients] come to our school, they return. Many of our executive and corporate clients specifically request the EF Malta school."

Rebecca Brincat at BELS in Gozo agrees with this sentiment. "Our school offers the client a quality learning environment with all of the up-to-date learning and living facilities, in a setting where they can relax and slow down their daily fast pace," she says.

While Malta might be more laid-back than other study destinations, the courses are as professional and up-to-date as elsewhere. Many language schools incorporate meetings with fellow native professionals or site visits to relevant industry outlets into their programmes, and bespoke programmes might also be available. Louiseanne Mercieca of English Language Academy in Sliema states that this is one of the school's most important selling points: "English Language Academy prides itself on offering a very personalised service and tailor-made courses as and when requested."

Similarly, at MSD International School of English in St Paul's Bay, Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Head of School, says that students enrol on their business programmes because of the "individual attention and tailor-made courses".

Most class sizes for business programmes remain small and "concentrated". Lisa Audino at Linguatime School of English in Sliema gives a maximum class size of six students for these types of courses, but she says, "We prefer to have an average of three." She says that in the last three years, demand for professional training courses at their school has begun to noticeably pick up. "We believe this is due to the fact that English has become the international language in the boardroom and an increasing number of executives are realising that their lack of fluency in English is putting them at a great disadvantage in the multinational business world."

Linguatime aims to teach targeted knowledge and skills to its professional clients. Typical training programmes will cover giving presentations, negotiation language and strategy, cultural differences in business, report writing, telephone skills and social English.

At NSTS English Language Institute in Gzira, key skills are also an integral component of courses. Group business English tuition with weekly start dates was launched three years ago to complement the one-to-one programmes already on offer. Kathleen Jablonski at the school explains that clients are trained "to talk about facts and figures in a business language, to give presentations and exchange information". She adds, "Clients like the social contact, meetings and to exploit the language of negotiation."

Western European nationalities have so far tended to dominate the enrolment mix on the majority of business programmes in Malta, but Jablonski notes an emerging trend at NSTS of recruitment from farther afield. "Such courses are very popular with Germans, French and Italians in our school," she confirms. "Emerging markets include Russia and the occasional Japanese student."

Contact any advertiser in the this issue now

The following language schools, associations and accommodation providers advertised in the latest edition of Language Travel Magazine. If you would like more information on any of these advertisers, tick the relevant boxes, fill out your details and send.

Name

Company
Country
Telephone

Email


ASSOCIATIONS/
GROUPS
Eltasa
Education New
       Zealand Trust
English Australia
English UK
Quality English

EXPOS/WORKSHOPS
CEC Network
International
      Languages and
      Education UK Fair
LTM Star Awards
      event

SERVICES
GSM International

TOURIST BOARDS
Malta Tourism
      Authority

AUSTRALIA
English Australia

CANADA
Access International
      English Language
      Centre
Archer Education
      Group
CEC Network
Hansa Language
      Centre of Toronto
Pacific Language
      Institute

ENGLAND
Anglolang Academy
      of English
Aspect (Australia,
      Canada, England,
      France, Germany,
      Ireland, Malta,
      New Zealand,
      Scotland, South
      Africa, Spain, USA)
Beet Language
      Centre
Bell International
      (Malta, UK)
Cambridge
      Academy
      of English
Churchill House
Cicero Languages
      International
Eastbourne School
      of English
Eckersley School of
      English
English Language
      Centre, Brighton &
      Hove
English UK
ETCA
Excel English
      Language School
Frances King School
      of English
LAF
Lake School of
      English
London School of
      English
Malvern House
LAL Language and
      Leisure (England,
      Malta, South Africa,
      USA)
Langbourne College
Oxford Intensive
      School of English
      (Australia, England,
      France, Germany,
      Spain, USA)
Quality English
Queen Ethelburga's
      College
Regency College
St Giles Colleges
      (UK, USA)
Study Group
      (Australia, Canada,
      England, France,
      Germany, Ireland,
      Italy, New Zealand,
      South Africa,
      Spain, USA)
Wimbledon School
      of English
Work Experience UK

FRANCE
Accent Français
CAVILAM

GERMANY
Prolog- International
      House Berlin

IRELAND
Cork English College
Cork Language
      Centre International
Linguaviva Centre

MALTA
EC - English
      Language Centres
      (England, Malta)
English Language
      Academy
Lingua Time
Malta Tourism
      Authority
NSTS

NEW ZEALAND
Auckland English
      Academy
Education New
      Zealand Trust
Languages
      International
Rotorua English
      Language Academy

POLAND
York School

RUSSIA
Liden & Denz
      Language Centre

SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Studies -
      Pacific Gateway
      Study Group
Eurocentres Cape
      Town
Geos Cape Town
      Language Centre
Good Hope Studies
inlingua Language
      Training Centre
      Cape Town
Interlink School of
      Languages
International House -
      Durban
Jeffrey's Bay
      Language Centre
LAL Cape Town
LAL Durban
Shane Global
      Language Centres -
      Cape Town

SPAIN
Colegio de Español
      La Janda -
      International House
Escuela de Español
      la Brisa S.L.
Escuela de Idiomas
      Nerja
Escuela Internacional
International House
      Sevilla - CLIC
Kingsbrook -
      Spanish for
      Foreigners
Kings College
      International
      (England, Spain)
Malaca Instituto -
      Club Hispánico SL
OLE - Español en
      Andalucia
Tandem Escuela
      Internacional Madrid

SWITZERLAND
EF Language
      Colleges Ltd
      (Australia, Canada,
      China, Ecuador,
      England, France,
      Germany, Ireland,
      Italy, Malta, New
      Zealand, Russia,
      Scotland, Spain,
      USA)

USA
American Language
      Communication
      Center
Kaplan Educational
      Centers (Canada,
      England, USA)
University of
      California Riverside
Zoni Language
      Centers


EDUCATION TRAVEL MAGAZINE

CANADA
Lethbridge
      Community College

ENGLAND
Bell International
Queen Ethelburga's
      College

USA
Oak International