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Classic Island Economy Residence


Our Economy Residence is located in a prominent position very close to the centre of bustling Bugibba, Qawra, and the beautiful St. Paul's Bay. Students can easily discover all the charms of these tourist villages which are within walking distance of one another.

Classic Island Economy Residence

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Course materials

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Return airport transfers

  • Full board
    (except Day Programme)

  • Transport to school and activities (by EC bus)

  • Max. 15 students per class

  •  Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities
    • 5 evening activities
    • 1 full-day activity
      *excluding departure week

Dates available

  • 22 Jun - 01 Sep 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

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

Staying in a hotel with other EC students is a great way for students to practise their English and experience an independent lifestyle. Students will stay at Bella Vista Hotel located in St. Paul's Bay, within walking distance of entertainment spots including restaurants, cafes and shops.

Accommodation Address

Bella Vista Hotel,
Qawra Coast Road,
St. Paul's Bay.

Travel time from airport

Malta International Airport: approx. 40 minutes

Arrival day


Departure day


*Please note that packages include accommodation for 7 nights per week, thus arrival on a Saturday and departure on a Sunday will incur an extra night's fee.

Getting to school & activities

  • Students are transported to school and activities on a private EC bus, with an average journey time of 30 minutes to school.


Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.


Continental breakfast, consisting of tea/coffee, orange juice, fresh bread, butter, jam, ham and cheese.


Packed lunch will be provided on the first week of the programme. 

From the second week onwardslunch is 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 may include fresh salads, pizza, pasta, soup and more. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options will be available every day. Saturday & Sunday packed lunches will be provided.


Three-course style meal with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Water will be available with dinner.

Dietary Requirements

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.
  • Halal - supplement does not apply
  • Celiac/Gluten intolerance - will be provided at a supplement of €45 per week
  • Lactose intolerance - will be provided at a supplement of €45 per week
  • Vegetarian - supplement does not apply
For special dietary requirements, EC must be informed of this at the time of booking.

Temperatures in Malta during summer are quite high; therefore students, 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.


Optional Student Insurance is now being offered in all destinations.

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medication that needs to be administered to students.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes. The insurance must be acquired prior to their arrival.

European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. Non EU nationals will be charged for public health care. The hospital will ask then to leave a deposit of €100 upon admittance (subject to change); with any additional amounts due to be paid prior to departure.

Students requesting private medical treatment must be prepared to pay approximately €25 to see a doctor; this must be paid at the time of their visit. The doctor's certificate and the payment receipt will be given to the student, who must keep the documents and ensure that they are kept safe.

Transfer details

If the student's flight arrives after 22:00, please ensure that the airport transfer information is sent to EC at least 7 days prior to arrival to ensure that rooms are available upon arrival. In the case of a late night arrival, an extra night fee will be charged. If a late check out is required, this may incur an additional charge.


Room Type

Students are placed in triple/quad rooms with other students of the same gender (and different nationality if possible).


Ensuite bathrooms

Board status
Full board consisting of breakfast, hot/packed lunch and dinner.

Rooms include

  • storage space
  • TV
  • air-conditioning ( at pre-set times)


Free Wifi is available in a designated area

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Swimming pool with sunbathing area
  • Accommodation superiors
  • International leaders are accommodated in shared rooms with other international or EC leaders
  • Safe deposit boxes can be hired on request at reception
  • Internet access available at a charge in room
  • Free internet access in reception

Please note that a €50 damage deposit will be requested by the hotel at check-in. This will be returned upon student departure unless any damages have been made.

Any additional charges incurred after arrival must be paid by the students.


Apart from having Activity leaders on the activities taking care of the students, we also have Residence Supervisors Leaders that take care of the students whilst they are at the hotel.


Bed linen and towels are provided. (Students should bring their own beach towels).


Rooms are cleaned every other day; linen and towels are changed at least once a week.


Laundry facilities are available. If students want to make use of these facilities they need to speak to EC staff at their accommodation.The price for a 3kg bundle is approximately €15 (subject to change).

Learning centre

EC Malta/St Martin's College/STC

Students attend lessons on EC Malta Learning Center. Buildings provide a safe and comfortable environment which is highly conducive to English language learning. Learning centres are fully air conditioned and free Wi-Fi is available.

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

  • Each centre has a dedicated EC Academic Co-ordinator.
  • Lessons will alternate weekly between morning and afternoon.
  •  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 dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.

First Day

On their first day, students will be picked up at 7.15am to go to school. All students take a placement test which assesses them in listening, reading, writing and use of English. This will allow academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability.Students will also recieve a student card.

Welcome Pack
Students will receive a Welcome Pack at their hotel. This contains a virtual handbook, virtual map and a programme of events.

Maximum Class Size

Max. 15 students per class


Attendance in class is compulsory unless there is a justified reason for a student's absence. In case of a student falling ill, an EC staff member will provide assistance.

Educational materials

Educational materials are provided. Students should bring their own notepaper and pens.

Extra Activity

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

Please view the programme for each week here

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Optional Activities Welcome Talk
M Themed Lessons Valletta & Malta Experience Foam Party
T Themed Lessons CominoDinner in Residence/ Free
W Themed Lessons Baystreet Shopping & Beach International Night Party
T Themed Lessons Rocky Beach, Sliema Optional Activity Boat Party
F Themed Lessons Themed Poor Party
S Free Morning Sandy Beach Sports Festival
S Optional Activities Welcome Talk
M Mdina & Badger Karting Themed Lessons Neon Party
T Swimming Harbour Cruise Themed Lesson & Optional Sports
W Bowling Themed Lessons International Night Party
T Marsaxlokk & Vittoriosa Themed Lessons Optional Activity: Grand Prix
F Water Park Themed Lessons 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.

Creative Minds Through Science, Coding and Robotics
01 Jul, 08 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul and 22 Jul

EC's unique set of Premium Programmes are designed to help you build your language skills while increasing and enhancing your capabilities in other areas. These programmes allow you to enjoy an even more personalised experience while setting you on a path to academic and professional success. To view the relevant programme calendar, please click the corresponding link below:

Creative Minds Through Science, Coding and Robotics


  • Any lessons / activities missed will not be made up.
  • Lessons will alternate weekly between morning and afternoon.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • On free evenings only : 11pm
  • On evening with EC activity : Student must join the activity and curfew is on return from the activity.

Alcohol consumption

The consumption of alcohol by Young Learners is prohibited. Students who consume alcohol risk being expelled from EC and repatriated to their home country at their own expense.


The consumption and/or possession of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student at their own expense. The intervention of the police may also be necessary in such an event.


The legal age for smoking in Malta is 18 years. Smoking is NOT allowed at any time during this programme.

Pocket money: Suggested spending money/Cost of living

EC does not provide a pocket money service for students. Parents should ensure their children have sufficient pocket money for the duration of their stay. Should students require pocket money during their stay, parents are asked to transfer funds through an international transfer service which is available at 10€ charge.

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 arrival survey. The survey 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 a relationship survey at the end of their stay so that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy.Cleaning might not be carried of if the room is left untidy.
  • Students must not be noisy or disturb other guests staying in the residence.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not residing in the accommodation are not allowed to stay in the hotel rooms or use any hotel facilities or restaurants.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages of the hotel’s property. Payment must be made immediately and in full.
  • The hotel may have specific regulations that will be communicated upon the student's arrival.
  • No students on this programme are allowed to drink alcohol.


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any 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 and/or activities
  • Disrespect to EC Staff members
  • Smoking

In any of the above circumstances, the student will be informed that their stay will 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. The earliest flight available will be booked and an EC staff member will accompany the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country safely. Following such action, EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. 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.

Pocket Money
EC does not provide a pocket money service for students. Parents should ensure their children have sufficient pocket money for the duration of their stay. Should students require pocket money during their stay, parents are asked to transfer funds through an international transfer service.

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

EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.