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The Academic brochure includes detailed information about ESE's internationally-recognised exams for university admission and career improvement. In January 2014, ESE will welcome its first cohort of ...

The Academic brochure includes detailed information about ESE's internationally-recognised exams for university admission and career improvement. In January 2014, ESE will welcome its first cohort of students following the International Foundation Year (IFY) in partnership with NCC Education UK.

ESE has also become an authorised TOEIC test centre with exams starting in January 2014.

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  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014
  • ...our long list of accreditations are your guarantee that we are truly committed to providing quality and high standards across all the services we provide.
  • Welcome to ESE English, the modern day ‘global language’, is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. We understand that by deciding to learn English, you are learning for life and investing in your future. At ESE, our team works hard to provide you with the best possible all round quality language learning experience. The number of repeat clients we have every year and our long list of accreditations are your guarantee that we are truly committed to providing quality and high standards across all the services we provide. In fact, we won the 2012 Education Stars Award for Best Language School in Malta and are the only independent school in Malta to be accredited by two of the EFL industry’s most prestigious accrediting bodies – EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services) and IALC (International Association of Language Centres). We are also a member of Quality English. We look forward to welcoming you to ESE. Sean Sean LeGault Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 Contents Why choose ESE? 7 Why Malta? 9 Academics 10 Exam Preparation Courses 12 IELTS 12 Cambridge Main Suite 13 TOEIC 13 TOEFL iBT 13 Academic Year Course 14 Tourism and Hospitality Diplomas 16 CTH Diploma Level Programmes 17 International Foundation Year in Tourism and Hospitality 18 International Foundation Year in Business, Computing or Engineering 19 Work Placement 21 Accommodation 23 Your Social Experience 25 ESE Facilities and Services 26 Course Comparison Grid 27
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  • Why choose ESE? You may have decided to learn English for life for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you need to pass an English exam to gain admission into university or you hope to improve your job prospects by becoming fluent in ‘global English’. Whatever your reasons, at ESE we understand that as an individual you have specific learning objectives, your own preferred learning style and that you bring your own rich history of language learning experience to the classroom. ESE Methodology places you at the heart of your learning As an ESE learner of English, you are an active participant in your learning process. Our courses are student-centred and are designed to equip you with the linguistic tools necessary for you to develop your skills holistically. This means that you develop all your core language skills equally: listening, speaking, reading and writing. To maximise your learning opportunities, you are exposed to language in use in natural and authentic contexts and given activities with real communicative value to carry out in small groups or pairs. This, followed by personalised feedback, remedial and further practice opportunities by our qualified and experienced teachers, is the key to your success. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 ESE e-learning Free access to our e-learning programme allows you to combine face-to-face teaching with online self-study from the moment you book your course till 3 months after your course is over. It is up to you to determine your own study plan, focus on the skills you need most, work extra exam practice papers for that upcoming English exam, choose topics that arouse your interest at the right language level for you and monitor your own progress. ESE – How blended will you go? By blending face-to-face teaching with online self-study, you reach your learning goals quicker. The online learning programme allows you to work at your own pace after school hours and frequent use teaches you how to take responsibility for your own learning. Our teachers give you regular tutorials on how to use the e-learning site as well as tips on how you can maximise your learning experience through this blended mode of study. It’s all about learning for life. Learning for Life – your social learning experience Your language learning experience isn’t confined to the classroom. Your ESE social experience gives you more opportunities to practise English in a real-world context and to process language in real time. By joining ESE-organised social activities, you are immersed in an English speaking context with endless opportunities to interact with other multilingual language learners like yourself and make new friends. You can continue to practise your core skills and interact with other ESE language learners by networking socially online and chatting to others through our ever-growing Facebook database of fans. Studying at ESE means learning for life from an experience you choose to shape... Our Team is here to welcome You! Adult Top Nationalities 2013 German15% Russian  12% Italian  10% Turkish  10% Czech  9% Swiss  9% Austrian  8% Dutch  7% Spanish  6% Korean  5% French  2% Japanese  2% Other  5% As an individual, you have specific learning objectives. www.ese-edu.com 7
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  • Why Malta? ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 Malta is safe and this is very important for students. What better way to learn English than to study on a sunny island in the heart of the Mediterranean where English is an official language? Mostly known for its crystal clear waters, all If you enjoy the clubbing scene, drop in at one year-round mild Mediterranean climate and the of the nightclubs or casinos dotting the streets locals’ hospitality, Malta has been welcoming of Paceville, the island’s entertainment hub. If English language students for more than half a you prefer something quieter, you may prefer century and has earned a reputation as a centre to stroll along the St Julian’s waterfront or eat of excellence in the EFL industry. at one of the upmarket restaurants offering Malta boasts one of the lowest crime rates international cuisine. in Europe, making it a safe language study If you are more of the adventurous type, you destination. It is easy and relatively cheap to could trek to one of the bays on the Northern get around by public transport and the distances and Western shorelines such as Mellieha Bay you have to travel are quite short. In fact, it or Golden Bay, go rock climbing or abseiling won’t take you more than an hour to get from along the rugged coastline, scuba diving in one tip of the island to the other! waters renowned for their visibility, sailing Yet despite Malta’s small size, you will be amazed or maybe even discover Malta and its sister by what the island has to offer. With over 7000 Ibrahim Zafer Yegen Turkey islands by bicycle. years of history, there is no shortage of historical sites to visit. Just walk through the streets of the capital city Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the numerous architectural treasures all over the city. And if you really If you are following a long-term course, you may be tempted to hop on a plane and visit one or two European cities which are no more than a 2 and a half hour flight away from Malta. want to experience a sense of history, make Whatever your reasons for learning English, sure you visit some of the oldest temples in you will find that Malta is a fascinating base the world – Ggantija, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and where you can learn English. And for just a the Hypogeum – the only known prehistoric short while, you’ll be happy to call this little underground temple in the world. island your home. And for just a short while, you’ll be happy to call this little island your home. www.ese-edu.com 9
  • Academics Understanding our Language Levels ESE Level CEFR Level 8 Proficiency C2 You can understand almost everything you hear or read. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently on most topics, including abstract and complex ones. 7 Advanced C1 You can express yourself fluently, effectively and accurately in most situations. 6 Upper Intermediate B2 You can communicate easily and effectively on a wide range of topics and easily understand the main ideas of complex texts. B1.2 You can understand and interact in a variety of social situations but may sometimes find that your vocabulary range and ability to use more complex structures accurately and fluently is limited. 4 Low Intermediate B1.1 You can interact in everyday social and travel situations and understand some of what you hear or read. You have a reasonable vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammar structures. 3 PreIntermediate A2 You have basic vocabulary and can communicate in everyday situations such as shopping, meeting people and travelling. 2 Elementary A1 You can interact in a simple way and understand a few basic English words and phrases for immediate situations as well as familiar topics. 1 Starter Starter You can use and understand rehearsed situation-specific phrases and a few basic English words on very familiar topics. 5 Intermediate CEFR refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages 10 www.ese-edu.com
  • Most of our teachers are experienced and qualified with a CELTA, a CertTESOL or a higher teaching qualification. All our teachers follow training courses and participate in regular workshops as part of their Continuous Professional Development. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 I really like the ESE lessons – they are very useful. I stayed in Malta for 3 months and ESE helped me out with everything. If there was something wrong during my stay ESE helped us out. I am sad that I’m at home now and I wanna come back sometime for sure! Suzan van den Elzen Netherlands Our Teachers Our pool of permanent EFL teachers are friendly, experienced and wellqualified to teach you and offer you all the support you need. Native-level speakers, our teachers are adept at helping you define and achieve your learning objectives. Whatever your language level, you follow classes at the right level for you. Continuous Professional Development Every year our teachers participate in Teacher Training courses as part of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and follow workshops in a range of EFL teaching areas such as how to: use Interactive Whiteboards effectively to bring the real world into the classroom, make lessons dynamic, create in-house teaching resources to make lessons more interesting and encourage you to become an independent and life-long learner of English once you finish your course. CPD ensures that our teachers are always upto-date with new teaching trends and technology so that you experience the highest standards of teaching. Methodology ESE methodology places you, the learner, at the centre of your lessons. Teachers develop their lessons to ensure that you are actively involved in your learning process and that you are given maximum opportunities for interaction. Small group activities and pair work mean that you don’t have to wait too long for practice opportunities and most activities have real communicative value so you feel that you are learning in a real life scenario. Accredited Trinity Examination Centre ESE is an accredited Trinity examination centre for GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) and ISE (Integrated Skills in English). Teachers are trained by Trinity to deliver GESE and ISE examination courses in preparation for the exams. Accredited TOEIC Examination Centre ESE is an accredited examination centre for the widely popular TOEIC exam. Exams are held monthly on set dates and the school offers TOEIC exam preparation courses throughout the year. Personal Attention Small classes ensure that you are given personalised attention, feedback on your progress and numerous opportunities for interaction with your teacher. Our School Facilities ESE school is a large modern school with 60 well-lit classrooms. Classrooms are air-conditioned and many are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school. The school houses 2 computer labs where you can log onto the ESE e-learning programme for self-study and research after your lessons. A Self-Access Centre/Library is available for you to borrow learning tools such as dictionaries, DVDs and graded readers. Such learning aids allow you to consolidate your class-based learning and progress to more challenging material as you become more confident in your use of English. Additional Support At ESE we have an open door policy so our Director of Studies and Academic managers are always available to discuss any academic concerns you have. After lessons are over, one of our experienced Learning Support teachers is available in the library to assist you with any advice or guidance you may need. www.ese-edu.com 11
  • Exam Preparation Courses You may need to sit for an internationallyrecognised English exam because you are planning to study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level or perhaps you need an exam result to get a job or improve your career prospects. At ESE you will find all the support you need. Our experienced teachers help you improve your level of English across the four core language skills and develop your fluency and accuracy. The course includes guidance on how to improve your study skills and how to become an independent learner, monitored exam practice and mock tests with feedback, monthly tutorials to assess your progress and Students’ Podium every Friday. At ESE you will find all the support necessary to obtain the result you need. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)  For university admission or migration purposes If you want to pursue your studies at university in the UK, Australia , Canada or New Zealand, you will need a 5.5 band score or better in the IELTS Academic option. The General training IELTS option is intended for candidates who are seeking to migrate and may be required by students who intend following vocational or non-academic training. Entry level: B1/Intermediate Min. age: 17 Length of course: Min. 6 weeks Start dates: Every Monday Lessons/week: 30 (22.5 hours) Class size: Max. 12 For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com You can benefit from extra exam practice through the exercises available on the ESE e-learning programme. 12 www.ese-edu.com
  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 ESE is an accredited TOEIC test centre and tests are held monthly on ESE premises. It was awesome to have such experienced teachers for the Cambridge Exam. Also the programme for each day of the week is nice, because you know what to prepare. The independent learning is extremely useful, interesting and helped in the process of learning. Diana Sofia Herrera Columbia Cambridge Main Suite For improved work and study prospects Cambridge Main Suite exams are accepted by hundreds of universities and colleges around the world as proof of your English skills and are recognised by employers internationally as proof of your English proficiency. You can prepare for any of the Cambridge range of exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE) at ESE although the exam you sit for will depend on your level of English on entry. Exams are held three to four times a year. Entry level: Min. age: TOEFL iBT TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) For recruitment, admission or graduation purposes (Test of English as a Foreign Language administered via the internet) Demonstrates your ability to use and understand English for academic purposes The TOEIC test is recognised worldwide and measures and certifies your level of English in an international business environment. The test comes in two forms – the Listening and Reading Test (2 hours) and the Speaking and Writing Test (1 hour 20 mins). The tests are widely accepted as an English proficiency test for recruitment purposes and by universities for admission or graduation purposes. The TOEFL iBT tests your ability to use your core language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing to perform academic tasks. It is popular with students who are planning to further their studies, with students who need certification to show proof of their English proficiency level and with students and workers applying for visas. It is widely accepted in tertiary institutions in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, South Korea and Ireland. Min. levels apply per exam KET – A2 PET – B1 FCE – B2 CAE – C1 CPE – C2 Entry level: B1/Intermediate Entry level: B1/Intermediate MIn age: 17 MIn age: 17 17 Start dates: Every Monday Start dates: Every Monday Lessons/week: 30 (22.5 hours) Lessons/week: 30 (22.5 hours) Class size: Max. 12 Class size: Max. 12 Length of course: 8 weeks Start dates: 8–10 weeks before exam dates Lessons/week: 30 (22.5 hours) Class size: Length of course: Min. 6 weeks Length of course: Min. 6 weeks Max. 12 For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com Our Academic Team assesses your proficiency before accepting you on each Exam Preparation Course. As part of your entry level assessment, you will be required to submit an essay and undergo a telephone interview. www.ese-edu.com 13
  • Academic Year Course If you need to improve your overall level of English across the core language skills for career or study purposes, the Academic Year course gives you the flexibility of choosing your start date, your preferred area of focus (you can choose which of the specialist streams to follow every six weeks) as well as which internationally-recognised certificates you want to obtain by the end of your course. This means that the AYC allows you to personalise your course according to your learning objectives. Language Stream Specialist Stream You concentrate on improving your 4 core language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improving all areas of language knowledge (vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation) around a wide variety of topics. You can choose to concentrate on your preferred learning pathway depending on why you need to improve your English. Choose a Stream AYC Academic Stream If you want to sit for the IELTS, Cambridge or TOEFL iBT exam, intend enrolling on one of the ESE International Foundation Year programmes or furthering your studies at university, this stream allows you to concentrate on Academic English such as study skills, summarising, planning & writing essays and other skills which you need for academic success. AYC Work Stream If you want to improve your English for work purposes, this stream allows you to concentrate on using English for business such as writing a good CV, applying for a job, writing business correspondence, answering questions in an interview and other skills which are beneficial for career advancement in any sector. It is also ideal for students who want to prepare for a business exam such as TOEIC, BEC or BULATS. AYC Hospitality & Tourism Stream If you intend working in the hospitality and tourism industries, by following this stream you develop vocabulary and improve your English language skills around hospitality and tourism-related topics. It is also an ideal stepping stone onto the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality diploma qualifications in Hotel and Tourism management offered at ESE. AYC Fluency Stream This stream gives you a more structured alternative to long-term General English. By following the Fluency Stream, you develop fluency and become a confident speaker of English as you engage in oral communication activities based on recent and interesting topics in multinational classes. 14 www.ese-edu.com
  • AYC Flexible Learning Pathway* ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 Language Stream (ALL STUDENTS) CHOOSE AN OPTION 1 3 2 Academic Stream Work Stream Tourism & Hospitality Stream 4 Fluency Stream *A minimum language level of A2 is required to join the Academic / Work or Tourism and Hospitality Streams AYC Sample Timetable* PERIOD Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Writing & Writing Portfolio Independent Learning & ESE’s e-Learning LANGUAGE STREAM – All Students LANGUAGE STREAM 1 Situational English Grammar in Context Speaking & Pronunciation BREAK 2 Situational English Vocabulary to go & Listening Vocabulary to go & Reading Grammar in Context Extensive Reading ACADEMIC STREAM SPECIALIST STREAMS – Choose an Option 3 Study Skills Academic English Reading/ Listening The World Around Us Academic English Reading/ Writing WORK STREAM 3 Business English Language Intercultural Awareness Business Skills Telephoning Techniques Vocabulary for Reservations and Check-Ins The World Around Us The World Around Us Public Presentations Writing Letters of Confirmation Task-based Learning The World Around Us * Times may change as per Terms and Conditions Information Gap Activity Min. age: 17 Start dates: Every 6 weeks 06.01.2014,17.02.2014, 31.03.2014,12.05.2014, 30.06.2014, 11.08.2014, 29.09.2014, 10.11.2014 Intercultural Awareness Lessons/week: 30 (22.5 hours) Class size: FLUENCY STREAM 3 Entry level: Starter + Min. A2 to join Academic/Business/ Hospitality and Tourism Stream Length of course: 24/30/36 weeks Interpersonal Skills CTH HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STREAM 3 When you book the Academic Year course, you benefit from regular tutorials with a member of our academic staff, daily student support group, access to the ESE e-learning programme and study plan and use of the Self-Access Centre so that you can continue your studies after school hours. Our academic staff encourage you to make use of all our self-study facilities and resources to maximise your opportunities for blended learning and faster results. Project Work BREAK Academic English Language Course Benefits Max. 12 Debate Teams For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com www.ese-edu.com 15
  • Tourism and Hospitality Diplomas If you intend working in the tourism and hospitality industry or you want to further your education by following a diploma or degree to improve your job prospects in this sector, you can enrol on one of the Tourism and Hospitality diploma courses being offered by ESE in conjunction with Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Established in 1982, Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality is one of the world’s leading tourism and hospitality specialist professional bodies which provides high standards of qualifications. These qualifications are sound academic preparation for further study in the sector. All courses are quality assured through Ofqual and QCA’s UK accredited qualification framework and carry credit weighting depending on the course. Level 2 Diploma in English Communication Skills for Tourism and Hospitality QCF The content of this course focusses on generic language input to improve your level of English proficiency and includes units of study which develop your language skills around areas relevant to all hotel departments and restaurant staff, tour operators, resort representatives and travel agents. Examples of some units are: English for working in a restaurant, English for working in hotels and tourism, English for effective interviews and careers in tourism and hospitality, Customer Relations, English for Aviation. This course aims to raise your level of English to an upper intermediate level of English and is the first part of the Level 3 International Foundation Year in Tourism and Hospitality. Entry level: B2/Upper-Intermediate Min. age: 17 Length of course: 12 weeks Start dates: 29.09.2014 Guided learning hours: 300 Lessons/week: 22.5 hours Class size: Max. 12 For more information, visit our website  www.ese-edu.com 16 www.ese-edu.com
  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 CTH Diploma Level Programmes CTH Diploma level progammes provide you with an in‑depth understanding of the operational side of the tourism and hospitality sector and an awareness of the core management principles involved. The CTH Diploma level programmes University Pathways Students who successfully complete the CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management or Tourism Management may progress to a number of universities worldwide including Glion and Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. For a full list of universities which recognise these Diplomas, visit our website www.ese-edu.com Diploma in Hospitality Management Diploma in Tourism Management 7 subject modules for detailed study include: 7 subject modules for detailed study include: ROOMS DIVISION OPERATIONS TRAVEL AND TOURISM OPERATIONS ROOMS DIVISION SUPERVISION TRAVEL AND TOURISM SUPERVISION FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS TRAVEL GEOGRAPHY FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISION DESTINATION ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS OF FINANCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ESSENTIALS OF FINANCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY GLOBAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY GLOBAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY integrate practical career skills with knowledge of management skills which are essential for a career in this ever‑growing industry. The diploma courses are taught at NQF Level 4 (roughly equivalent to first year undergraduate study), are challenging and require self-study. Successful completion of the course means that you can use the qualification to apply for credit entry to a number of bachelor degree courses at selected universities worldwide or to progress into the second stages of either Diploma courses. Following a CTH pathway guarantees you personal progress and career achievement. Entry level: IELTS 5.5 or approved equivalent and High School certificate Entry level: IELTS 5.5 or approved equivalent and High School certificate Min. age: the CTH Advanced Diploma or Graduate 18 Min. age: 18 Length of course: 1 year Length of course: 1 year Start dates: September 2014 Start dates: September 2014 Minimum guided learning hours: 835 Minimum guided learning hours: 835 www.ese-edu.com 17
  • International Foundation Year Programmes An International Foundation Year is a one year pre-university programme includes significant English language and skills development, academic Successful completion of the course means that you will be able to apply A one year pre-university programme designed as an entry route to UK university courses International Foundation Year in Tourism and Hospitality The International Foundation Year in Tourism and Hospitality is a Level 3 QCF course carrying 120 credits. The programme is run in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality and offers a pathway onto undergraduate degrees in related disciplines. The Foundation Year is offered as a Standard (9 months) or Intensive (6 months) programme, depending on your level of English proficiency on entry. The Standard International Foundation Year is run over 9 months and comprises an English language component during the first three months and tourism and hospitality subject modules over the rest of the course. The English language component helps you develop your level of English around relevant tourism and hospitality topics and prepares you for your IELTS exam. Entry level of English proficiency: B1/Intermediate/IELTS 4.5 The Intensive International Foundation Year starts in early January. Course content includes study skills, university counselling, IELTS preparation (where necessary) and the following compulsory tourism and hospitality related subject modules: ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND BUSINESS COMPUTING IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY www.ese-edu.com • Apply to enrol on an undergraduate degree course in a variety of areas such as hospitality or tourism management, hotel or catering management, event or leisure management. • Enrol on a CTH Level 4 Diploma course • Join the tourism and hospitality industry with a free-standing qualification Credits: TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY ESSENTIALS OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS Entry level of English proficiency: B2/Upper Intermediate/IELTS 5.5 The course is recognised by some of the industry’s most reputable institutions including Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, University of Surrey and Bournemouth University. 18 On successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Tourism and Hospitality, you can: 120 Entry level: September (Standard Programme): IELTS 4.5 or equivalent January (Intensive Programme): IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, High School certificate Min. age: 17 Length of course: 9 months (Standard) 6 months (Intensive) Start Dates: Standard Programme: 29.09.2014 Intensive Programme: 07.01.2015 Guided learning hours: 600 Class size: Max. 12
  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 designed as an entry route to UK university courses. An International Foundation Year English, study skills and academic modules in academic subjects areas of your choice. to universities in the UK and progress to the first year of a related undergraduate course. International Foundation Year in Business, Computing or Engineering The International Foundation Year in Business or Computing is offered in partnership with NCC Education UK. It is an entry pathway programme leading to related undergraduate courses at UK universities or the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT. The Foundation Year is offered as a Standard (9 months) or Intensive (6 months) programme, depending on your level of English proficiency on entry. The Standard International Foundation Year consists of English language input for improved general and academic English language skills such as Study and Communcation Skills. It also includes Culture Studies and Foundation Mathematics - a core academic subject taught in English. You will then choose an additional two modules from the modules that are being offered each term: The Intensive International Foundation Year consists of generic and Academic English language input at a more advanced level and Study and Communcation Skills. It also includes Culture Studies and Foundation Mathematics - a core academic subject taught in English. You will then choose an additional two modules from the modules that are being offered each term: Introduction to Computing Introduction to Computing Introduction to Programming Introduction to Programming Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Introduction to Accounting and Economics Introduction to Accounting and Economics IELTS preparation is available as an additIonal optional module IELTS preparation is available as an additIonal optional module Entry level of English proficiency: B1/Intermediate/IELTS 4.5 Entry level of English proficiency: B2/Upper Intermediate/IELTS 5.5 The International Foundation Year in Business and Computing, which is run in partnership with NCC Education UK, offers a long list of university progression routes. Some universities guarantee admission on enrolment to the IFY*. Credits: 120 Entry level: September (Standard Programme): IELTS 4.5 or equivalent January (Intensive Programme): IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, High School certificate Min. age: 17 Length of course: 9 months (Standard) 6 months (Intensive) Start Dates: Standard Programme: 29.09.2014 Intensive Programme: 06.01.2014 Class size: Max. 12 *Provided that all other entry requirements are met. www.ese-edu.com 19
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  • Work Placement ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 This package is suitable for students involved in vocational education and training and who wish to attain a Europass Mobility Certificate in conjunction with the Leonardo da Vinci programme and aims to help build a skilled workforce across Europe. I recommend ESE to everyone. If you want to improve your English and life skills, this is the place. Work placements are great and the atmosphere is super. Price is good for what we receive. Danthanarayana Rumesh France An ESE work placement package gives you the opportunity to experience practical, work‑based learning which is relevant to your area of study or interest. Entry level: B1/Intermediate level of English You start your stay in Malta with a week of General English 20 classes which will help you Min. age: 17 brush up your language skills. During this week you will also be introduced to your line manager at your place of work and shown how to find your way around Malta. Length of course: Min. recommended 12 weeks As from the second week week you will be expected to work for approximately 34 hours Start dates: Throughout the year per week and take “English for Work Purposes” lessons or attend a tutorial every Friday. English face-to-face tuition: 1st week: 20 lessons (15 hours) + Following weeks: 4 General English lessons (3 hours) / 1 tutorial per week Bookings have to be received at least 14 weeks prior to your desired starting date and although most organisations prefer stays of 12 weeks and over, shorter stays will be considered upon request. To date, we have placed students in these areas: ADMINISTRATION COACHING ASSISTANTS IN VARIOUS SPORTIVE DISCIPLINES HOSPITALITY & HOTEL MANAGEMENT LEISURE PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHITECTURE DENTAL ASSISTANTS INTERNATIONAL TRADE LOGISTICS RETAIL AUTO MECHANICS ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MARKETING SECRETARIAL DUTIES BEAUTY THERAPY AND HAIR DRESSING FASHION DESIGN JOURNALISM MEDIA VETERINARY ASSISTANTS CHILDCARE & TEACHING ASSISTANTS GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN LEGAL ASSISTANTS NURSING WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION www.ese-edu.com 21
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  • Accommodation ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 Your choice of accommodation while you follow a course at ESE is important for your happiness and well-being. We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget ranging from in-house school residence to top of the range hotels. ESE Residence Choose from: Host Family Accommodation ESE Belmonte Heights Apartments Living with a host family means that you experience the Maltese way of life first-hand while enjoying the advantage of extra English practice in the most natural of settings – at home! Our host families are carefully selected by our Reservations staff to ensure that you will be hosted in a suitable, welcoming and comfortable environment. Most host families are located within walking distance of the ESE school premises. ESE Self-Catering Apartments ESE Tamarisk Court Apartments If you want to share an apartment with other international language learners like yourself and experience a sense of independence, you can choose Single or Sharing rooms in one of our ESE-run Superior or Superior Plus self-catering apartments. Belmonte Heights (Superior), Meridjan (Superior), Land’s End (Superior) and Tamarisk Court (Superior Plus) are air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available. All apartments are well-located and within a comfortable distance from school. Weekly maid service and linen change are included. ESE Residences Our residences are ESE-run so you are guaranteed high standard facilities and comfortable accommodation. Located either in-house or just around the corner, rooms are modern, twin-bedded with study desk, TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and private bathroom facilities. Breakfast, which is included, is served at the ESE SpeakEasy café on the ground floor of the school. Hotels Depending on your budget, you can book at one of our 3, 4 or 5-star preferred hotels. They are all located within walking distance from ESE school and offer high standards of service. The George Hotel, for example, is a 4-star modern boutique hotel just across the road from ESE. It offers an indoor spa and rooftop terrace and pool which overlook sea views. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, iPod docking station and mini-bar. Internet access is available in the lobby. www.thegeorgemalta.com For more information about our accommodation, visit our website www.ese-edu.com ESE Meridjan Apartments www.ese-edu.com 23
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  • Your Social Experience ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 It’s up to you how to shape your social experience. Every activity gives you additional opportunities to interact, make friends and practise English with other language learners in a relaxed and enjoyable context. You can either choose from our ESE organised activities which are included in our weekly ESE leisure programme or ask one of our Leisure Team members for advice about other activities you may wish to book outside our programme. When booking one of the ESE-organised activities, you are accompanied by one of our friendly leisure team members who makes every effort to get to know you by name and ensures that you enjoy your activity to the full. Our Leisure team members introduce themselves during the Welcome Speech on your first Monday at school and give you an overview of what’s included in the weekly leisure programme. If you prefer to go online, you can find a short description of the weekly ESE-organised activities through the Student Zone on our website. The programme is varied and includes a free Orientation walk on your first day of school, a free weekly Welcome party, optional cultural visits, and activities to suit all ages, preferences and budgets. Here are some more memorable things you could do in Malta: Sail or take a cruise around the island’s coastline Taste the traditional cheescakes (pastizzi) and Gozitan cheese (gbejniet) Shop till you drop at one of the hip shopping malls in the cities Laze at the ESE Beach Club Admire the village fireworks which light up the summer skies Take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon in Comino Admire Caravaggio’s only signed painting ‘The Beheading of St John the Baptist’ at St John’s Co‑Cathedral Visit the crafts village and watch craftsmen moulding beautiful Mdina glass Visit the Aviation Museum Admire the ornate interiors of 360 churches found around the island Eat a typical Maltese rabbit-based meal (fenkata) Practise your English with the locals Soak up the sun as you sip a latte and watch the world go by along the Sliema promenade View the impressive Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens Go scuba diving in WW2 wrecks Visit the fish market in Marsaxlokk Be inspired as you wander around art galleries www.ese-edu.com 25
  • ESE Facilities and Services At ESE we believe in making your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. For this reason, we have a number of support staff and services available: Free Learning Resources As an ESE student, you benefit from access to the ESE e-learning programme, use of our Self-Access Centre/Library and 2 computer labs as well as daily academic support from a teacher in the afternoons. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school. 24/7 Welfare and Emergency Service When you book any of our ESE courses, we understand your need to have peace of mind for the duration of your stay. Our Welfare Support services are available 24/7 through our School Reception service and our experienced Welfare staff are available on the ESE premises during office hours (09:00 – 17:00) to assist you with any help you may need to make your stay more pleasant. Perhaps you need a dental appointment, need some information about how to extend your Visa or need some advice on how to open a bank account in Malta. Just ask our Welfare Staff. Book Shop Located on the Ground Floor of the ESE School, our in-house bookshop stocks learning aids such as dictionaries, graded readers and reference books such as grammar books and phrase books, should you want to invest further in your language learning experience. You can also buy detailed guide books to Malta, Gozo and nearby European capital cities if you intend venturing further afield during your long-term stay in Malta. Student Area and Cafeteria Lounge around before, after or between lessons or chat as you enjoy a cappuccino at our in-house café called ‘SpeakEasy’ on the ground floor. It’s another perfect opportunity for you to practise your English in a relaxed environment. 26 www.ese-edu.com
  • COURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS www.ese-edu.com Study academic subject modules Personal tutor End-of-course certificate Regular testing University admission guidance & counselling Obtain an internationally-recognised exam certificate Improve I.T. skills Develop critical & analytial thinking skills Become an independent learner Develop academic & study skills Develop exam techniques Develop Academic English Develop core skills: listening, speaking, reading & writing Improve language knowledge: grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation Improve Fluency Course Comparison Grid ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 COURSE BENEFITS General English Exam Preparation Academic Year International Foundation Year Level 2 Diploma in English Communication Skills for Tourism and Hospitality QCF CTH Diploma in Hospitality Management CTH Diploma in Tourism Management 27
  • ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2014 Also available at ESE Paceville Avenue, St Julian’s STJ3103, Malta Tel: +356 21373789 E-mail: info@ese-edu.com www.ese-edu.com   @ESE Malta    ESE (Malta)    ESE – European School of English