Arrival and First Day - Day Programme
(For use outside of office hours only)
(+356) 9946 7078
EC Malta, St. Julian's
St. Martin's College, Swatar Road, Swatar
EC employs a number of Social Leaders and Customer Service Officers who benefit from a rigorous in-house training programme. Their role is to ensure that students have an enjoyable and safe stay in Malta and provide constant support to the international leaders. EC Customer Relations Officers can be found at every school while Social Leaders attend all activities.
The Day Programme can be booked with or without activities. For students who book activities, a private EC bus service takes students to and from activities. The students who do not join activities will be dropped off at the EC adult centre in St. Julian's after lunch, where they can meet their parents.
After lunch, students who have booked the activity programme will be taken directly to afternoon activities. Following the afternoon activity, students will be returned by the private EC bus to join their family. Junior Day programme students will also attend evening and weekend activities, unless parental permission to miss such activities is provided.
The first day at school is very important. Please make sure that you are at EC Malta, the adult school, at 7.30am. The address is: EC Malta, Marguerite Mangion Street, St. Julian's. Students must be punctual. Students will then either have lessons at EC Malta, or at St. Martin's College. If students have lessons at St. Martin's College, they will be taken there on the private EC school bus.
On the first day, students will receive a Welcome Pack containing a student handbook with useful information, emergency numbers, timetable, safety instructions and school rules.
When students arrive at school they sit a placement test to assess their grammar, understanding of set texts, vocabulary, free expression and listening skills. The test takes about 1.5 hours to complete and the purpose of it is to help the School Coordinator and her team place students in the right class of the right level. This will maximize the benefits of the students' time here and help teachers plan their lessons according to students' linguistic needs. Whilst the test is being marked, students are given a Welcome Talk by the School Social Coordinator or a member of her team. The talk provides more information about the school, the activity programme, general information about Malta and how to get by day-to-day. Test scores are assessed and students are placed in class by the start of the second period at 11:30. International Group Leaders are provided with various activities to take advantage of whilst they are in Malta.
*Activity start and finish times may vary.