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Classic Island Day Programme

MALTA



The Day Programme provides an ideal supplement to a family holiday for young students. Teenagers can learn English, socialise with other students from around the world, and take part in an action packed activity programme.

Classic Island Day Programme

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
  • Course materials

  • Welcome Pack

  • Optional activity programme (per week):
    - 5 half-day
    - 4 evening
    - 1 full day (excluding departure week)

  • EC bus to all activities and school

  • Weekday lunches

  • End of course certificate

  • International classes

Dates available

  • Spring: 03 April - 21 April 2017
  • Summer: 19 June - 25 August 2017
  • Autumn: 07 October - 03 November 2017
  • No Activities: 19 June - 25 August 2017

Ages

  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • (+356) 9946 7078 / Transport Emergency: (+356) 9924 8774


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This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of EC Malta in St.Julian's.

Getting to school & activities

  • A private EC bus service will take students to and from school and activities. Students will be picked up and dropped off at the EC adult centre in St. Julian's. Parents should ensure that their children are at the adult centre every morning for the bus.

  • The Day Programme can be booked with or without activities. For those students who would like to join activities, a private EC bus service takes students to and from activities. Those students who do not join the activity programme will be dropped off at the EC adult centre after lunch, where they can meet their parents.


Meals

Lunch
Lunch s served at St. Martin's College from Monday to Friday. Different food stalls will be set up so that students will have a choice of dishes, and each day students can choose to eat from whichever stall they prefer. The options could include fresh salads, pizza, pasta, soup, sushi, and more. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options will be available every day.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. Gluten free / vegetarian / Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.

Water
Temperatures in Malta during summer are quite high and students therefore, need to drink plenty of water. Whilst water is provided during meals, students will be expected to buy bottled water at other times, during activities and school. It is important to take this into account when evaluating the amount of pocket money needed.

Accommodation


Supervision

EC social leaders provide 24 hour care. EC leaders undergo vigorous in-house training and are provided at a ratio of 1 social leader per 15 students.


Learning centre

Address:

Spring & Autumn Programmes: EC Malta, St. Julian's

Summer programme:

Week 1 - Week 2
EC Pembroke (based at STC Training)
Block D
Giorgio Mitrovich Street
Pembroke (St Julian's)
PBK1014
 
Week 3 - Final Week
St. Martin's College
Swatar Road
Swatar 

Students attend lessons with other EC students at one of our junior centres; in St. Julian's or at St. Martin’s College. All schools provide a safe and comfortable environment which is highly conducive to English language learning.

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Our teachers make the course interesting and fun with lessons planned around topics designed to stimulate young people.

First Day

On the first Monday of the course, students are picked up by the private EC bus from EC’s Adult Centre in St Julians at 7:15. They will sit for a placement test in order to assess their level of English language proficiency and to place them in the appropriate class for their level.

Students will receive a Welcome Pack at their accommodation if the address is provided to EC prior to student's arrival. Otherwise students will receive their Welcome Pack on the first day of school. The Welcome Pack contains a handbook with general information about Malta, a map, EC emergency numbers, a timetable, safety instructions, an activity programme, school rules and a student card.

After lunch students who have booked to attend 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.

After school and a hot lunch, students who are not attending activities will be taken back to the EC adult centre. Alternatively, parents can request for students to skip lunch and be dropped off immediately after lessons.

Maximum Class Size

15 students

Attendance

All students must attend school on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed, due to illness, for example. If the student is ill during school hours a member of staff will, if required, accompany him/her to the hospital (Out-patients).

Educational materials

Course materials are provided, students should bring their own notebook and pen.

Extra Activity

  • Optional activities include:
  • Diving 4 half-day lessons of PADI Open Water for beginners and PADI Advanced for experienced divers
  • Sicily Trip Full day trip with a guided tour including a visit to Mount Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe
  • All extra options substitute other activities


Please view a 3 week sample programme here 

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Arrival / Free Day
M Lessons Splash and Fun Waterpark Foam Party
T Lessons Sliema & Lunch at Burger KingOptional Activity
Open Top Bus Photo Tour
W Lessons South of Malta Tour International Night Party Theme: Flower Power
T Lessons Valletta & Audio Visiual Show Optional Activity
F Lessons Jungle Pool Party at Aria (Lunch and Dinner)
S Free Morning Sandy Beach Water Games
S Optional Sicily or Gozo (at extra charge) or Sandy Beach Free Evening*
M Lessons Mdina & Badger Karting Foam Party
T Lessons Boat Trip to Comino or Horse Riding
W Lessons Bowling International Night Party
Theme: Wild Wild West
T Lessons Malta National Aquarium and Rocky Beach Optional Activity
Boat Party
F Lessons Sliema Harbour Cruise & Lunch at Pizza Hut Beach BBQ
S Departures

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day

 

  • Any lessons / activities missed will not be made up.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Alcohol consumption

No under 18 years old are allowed to drink alcohol.The consumption of alcohol by Young Learners students is not allowed. Students who consume alcohol risk being expelled from EC and repatriated to their home country at their own expense.

Drugs

The consumption and / or possession of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion.

Smoking

The legal age for smoking in Malta is 18 years. Smoking is not permitted during any part of this programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an Initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students the opportunity to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay such that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Expulsion

EC reserves the right to expel for any of the reasons including but not limited to the circumstances listed below:

  • Possession and / or use of any illegal drugs
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Malicious damage to school property and/or place of accommodation
  • Being a danger to his / her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking Maltese law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons

In any of the above circumstances the student will be informed that their classes are going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously EC will inform the student’s agent about the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken.EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for him or her. No refunds will be given to any student who has been expelled.

Course Certificate
Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate.

Discipline
In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course Certicate, if the student misbehaves.