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Andrew E. Review: training in Malta. Advantages and disadvantages (Graduate of the Kuban State University)

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How I went to Malta to learn the language after refusing a visa to Canada?

First I wanted to leave for half a year to learn the language in Canada. I applied for a visa but was refused. Then, I decided to choose Malta. Malta is suitable for combining studying and rest in a warm time (summer). Winter, spring is not the best time.

It really was a tiny island. Here everything is small: houses, roads, shops. The size of the island is somewhere 10 to 25 km, and if you want it you can go around on a bicycle. Walking along the embankment, for 40 minutes you can pass 4-5 cities and do not notice it. Yes, by the way, the state of Malta itself consists of 4 islands. The largest and most important is Malta with the same name with a population of about 300 thousand people, Gozo goes next about 35 thousand.

I forgot to say that I flew to Malta in January. It's cold, damp, the island is very blowing, lots of rocky shores, and the waves in some places are beating against the shore and splashing above your head. In addition, the weather changes constantly.

As for the school, I studied at IELS. Good school, good teachers. But not all! One I had a nuddy, I was several times almost chopped off in class. Lessons, by the way were in groups of 8 people. What else can I add, during studying we went on a boat to the blue lagoon, went to the island of Gozo, to the place where the film "Troy" was shot with Brad Pitt, went on tours in historical places - It's interesting!

I was very lucky with one teacher. We made friends, went to visit her on a barbecue, she lived with her husband and two young children in a very decent villa. Her husband had his own sports bar, and we went there several times for a get-together. 

For 6 months I was preparing to hand over IELTS , and I did it. I passed it to 6.5 - this is enough to enter the university where courses are conducted in English.

In terms of entertaining, we played football against other language schools. The swimming season began in May. From this time after the lessons we went to practice on the beach, which belonged to the hotel of Dragonar. 

In Malta I lived in a residence. It was a building with apartments, where there were 3 rooms, a common room and a kitchen. Clean and tidy. In Malta, a lot of houses are located close to each other.

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