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Classic Island Residence

ONLY FOR GROUPS - MALTA



The sun-kissed island of Malta is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, crystal blue seas and centuries of history, all topped off with that chilled out Mediterranean vibe. Get ready to discover everything this little island with a big personality has to offer!

Classic Island Residence

What's Included

  •  20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  •  Course materials 

  •  Return airport transfers 

  •  End of Course Certificate

  •  Max. 15 students per class

  • Supervised Activity programme (per week):
    -5 half-day activities
    -4 evening activitites 
    -1 full day activity*
    *excluding departure week

  • Transport to activities (by EC bus)

  • Full board

Dates available

  • 05 Jan - 02 Feb 2019

Ages

  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

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

Prices

  • 05 Jan - 02 Feb 2019 Programme price per week = €640
  • Sicily = €140/trip

 Students stay in a hotel located in Qawra or St. Paul's Bay.

Travel time from airport

 Malta International Airport: 40 minutes

Arrival day

Saturday/Sunday

Departure day

Saturday/Sunday

*Please note, 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. If the students’ flight arrives after 22:0,0 please ensure that the airport transfer information is received by 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.

Getting to school & activities

  •  Students are transported to school and activities by a private EC bus service, average journey to school: 30 minutes.


Meals

Breakfast

 Continental breakfast: Tea, coffee, milk & fruit juice/choice of fresh bread, butter, jam & marmalade/ham & cheeses/yogurt/choice of cereals.

Lunch

Packed Lunch: This is given to the students at school, it consists of a baguette, a sandwich or a wrap, a desert and a bottle of  water (500ml).  

Dinner

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

Dietary Requirements

  • Halal - supplement applies
  • Celiac/Gluten intolerance - supplement applies
  • Lactose intolerance - supplement applies
  • Vegetarian - supplement does not apply
  • Vegan - supplement does not apply

For special dietary requirements, EC must be informed of this at the time of booking. Where supplement does not apply, no specific products for the type of dietary requirement will be purchased by the homestay, however the family will do their best to offer a varied diet to the student.

Water
Temperatures in Malta 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.

Medical

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.

Accommodation

Room Type

Triple/quad room with ensuite bathroom 

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

Rooms include

  • storage space
  • TV
  • air-conditioning

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Swimming pool with sunbathing area
  • Live-in EC leaders
  • 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

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

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

Supervision

 For added security and assistance, live-in EC supervisors will stay at the hotel. 

Linen/towels

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

Cleaning

Rooms and communal areas are cleaned every other day. Linen and towels are changed at least once a week.

Laundry

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 €12 (subject to change).


Learning centre

 EC Malta

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (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.

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

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 map, and a handbook programme of events and a Welcome letter.

Maximum Class Size

15 students

Attendance

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

  • Sicily Trip Full day trip with a guided tour including a visit to Mount Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe.


 SAMPLE PROGRAMME

 MorningAfternoonEvening
SArrivals
SArrival / Free DayOrientation walk
MPlacement Test & LessonsValletta and Audio Visual ShowWelcome Party
THarbour CruiseThemed LessonsFree Evening
WThemed LessonsScavenger HuntFilmed in Malta!
DVD Night
TThe Three Cities WalkThemed LessonsFree Evening
FThemed LessonsSouth of Malta Tour and Country Walk
SHiking Maltese Picnic on Comino IslandFree Evening
SFree day / Optional Sicily or Gozo trip (at extra charge)Free Evening
MInteractive Science CentreThemed LessonsInternational Night
TThemed LessonsNorth of Malta - Roman Road Trekking and Bonfire Party
WMdina and Audio Visual ShowThemed LessonsDrama Exercises and Games
TThemed LessonsSan Anton Garden - Instagram ChallengeFree Evening
FArts and Crafts Interactive ActivityThemed LessonsBadger Karting
SOut and about in Sliema 

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
  • Lessons will alternate daily 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 Learner 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 and repatriation of the student at their own expense. The intervention of the police may also be necessary in such an event.

Smoking

Smoking is NOT accepted at any time (at the residence, at school, nor during activities). The legal age for smoking in Malta is 18 years.

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.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not living at the hotel are not allowed to stay in any of the rooms or use any of the hotel’s facilities or restaurants.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school/ hotel property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately.
  • The hotel may have specific regulations that will be communicated upon the students arrival.

Expulsion

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

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.

Disipline
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 Certificate, if the student misbehaves.