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The NSTS English Language Institute provides you with English language programmes that holistically combine formal English tuition within the …

The NSTS English Language Institute provides you with English language programmes that holistically combine formal English tuition within the
professional classroom environment with enjoyable opportunities of non-formal English practise. These take the form of three weekly three hour sessions
of English Social Encounters, that exploit Malta’s cultural richness and its relaxed Mediterraean flair. This page presents you with our programme range
designed to help you choose the right programme that suits your particular language needs and time schedules. If your present entry level is below the
recommended level you are first to follow another programme of a lower level.

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  • 1. 2012ENGLISH: ADULTS | 18 & MAny MORE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
  • 2. Welcome Welcome to the heart and soul of the Mediterranean, Malta . A sunny island offering all the perks of blissful beach life coupled with the solid authenticity of the English Language. NSTS is here to guide you through this unique sensation of what we like to call a “learning experience”. We are here to ensure that you strike the right balance between practising and improving your English language skills and enjoying the culturally rich, vibrant atmosphere this archipelago proposes. With a population of around 400,000 people, Malta can be seen as one big family. Friendly people, hearty food and picturesque scenery are but a few examples of what you will be able to enjoy during your visit. Let us tempt you with a few more facts about this precious island: • 300 Days of Sunshine – Malta is the smallest island nation within the European Union, blessed with having the best climate .This means that it acts as an idyllic background setting for innovative cultural activities, wine tasting, olive oil pressing, golfing, swimming, sunbathing, and exciting water sports,. The small size of the island provides you with the opportunity to have a two-in-one experience - learning English and living the Mediterranean way of life. Malta’s warm climate extends throughout the year, offering you enjoyable outdoor life with cool bars, seafront cafes and restaurants for you to hang about and practise your English with friends. • We speak English – You will find English widely spoken in Malta, starting from the more obvious people like teachers and hosts to the man in the corner shop and even the bus drivers! English being Malta’s official language alongside Maltese, makes Malta a natural choice for you to improve your English language fluency. • 7 Millenia of History – Malta is described as an open air museum sharing with its guests 7000 years of history and 8 UNESCO world heritage sites. Interactive attractions allow you to travel back into the past and relive exciting moments which have shaped the Mediterranean lifestyle as we know it today. • Smart Island – Malta may be a standalone island, but the extensive number of Wi-Fi spots and internet cafes will keep you connected to your friends and loved ones back home. You can almost say that they can be virtually sharing your learning experience with you. • the Meeting Place – With special settings including heritage sites, village squares, luxury yachts and exclusive sea-front facilities, Malta has played host to everyone from St.Paul in 60 AD to present day celebrities and from industry meetings, EU conferences to global product launches. The Islands are not only the ideal place to meet but also the ideal location where corporates conduct their business meetings and their executives practise English.
  • 3. CONTENTS Welcome to the NSTS English Language Institute 7 The Educational Dimension 8 The NSTS Learning Philosophy 10 Our Quality Credentials 11 Intensive General English 13 English by the Sea 14 English and the Mediterranean 15 5 Refresh your English 16 Business English 17 Academic & Intensive English 18 Work & Study 19 CELTA 20 Teacher Training Communicative Methodology 21 Academic Year General English, Exam Preparation 22LEGEnD OF nSTS EnGLISH PROGRAMMES General English & UniversityFoundation in Business Studies 23 One-to -One English Tuition 24 STUDENT CENTRIC Career Individual English Tuition 25 Student Residences 27 INTERACTIVITY Accommodation; Homestay, Hotels & Apartments 28 Student Support and Welfare 29 FLUENCY Lifestyle Malta & English Social Encounters 30 Terms and Conditions 31 SPECIALISATION EXAM PREPARATION
  • 4. DEAR LEARNER Welcome to the NSTS English Language Institute! Our Mission statement states “NSTS fosters intercultural lifestyle, learning and travel opportunities for students and young adults to create life-time prospects for their holistic development in a multi-cultural society. NSTS is committed to affordable, quality international education, hospitality programmes of value, and the exchange of knowledge among peoples, supported by a friendly customer-centric philosophy.” We reflect this in our learning philosophy and in the wide range of courses for adults committed to study English and improve their linguistic skills, whether they are 18 or sport many more years. The NSTS English Language Institute offers courses at all tuition levels. Whether you’re a beginner or just seeking to improve your already proficient skills we have something for you. Based on the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages of the Council of Europe, our courses are guaranteed to satisfy your requirements. The NSTS academic team is trained to offer dedicated attention to each individual learner’s needs. We use the latest teaching methods to help you achieve your full potential by the end of the Language Programme you choose. The Language lessons are set in a typical Maltese town house with spacious sun terraces and a mature orchard for you to relax in and enjoy. The school comprises 16 air conditioned classrooms, some of which have interactive boards, Self-Access Resource Centre6 7 and Library, free Wi-Fi access, a cafeteria with food and drink dispensers. We are committed to offering you high quality education. This commitment is recognised and appreciated by students who have been coming to the English Language Institute for over 48 years. Students have also recommended our Language School to their family members and friends because of our academic integrity, multicultural diversity and enjoyable rich after class social and cultural activities. The English Language Institute issues certificates of attendance and of merit that are based on the tuition levels of CEFR. Our representatives and sales agents will help you choose the right study plan designed for your personal needs, whilst also taking care of your accommodation, welfare and social life in Malta. NSTS gives the utmost importance to education through enjoyment of life. We invite you to discover more about us and see how we can offer you an unforgettable learning and living experience in Malta. LOUIS GREcH Director of StuDieS Director teacher training
  • 5. teacher training one-to-one ThE EDUCATIONAL DImENSION communicative methoDologY tuition We equip high school teachers of English in non- You prefer to develop your English language skills personally native speaking countries with language awareness and with your private teacher. One-to-One Tuition programme communicative methodology tools to become more effective gives you the opportunity to focus specifically on your English The NSTS English Language Institute provides you with English language programmes that holistically combine formal English tuition within the in their classroom. This course qualifies for EU Grundtvig learning needs. The 5 and 10 lessons are only available as add professional classroom environment with enjoyable opportunities of non-formal English practise. These take the form of three weekly three hour sessions Comenius 2.2 funding. ons to any group tuition. of English Social Encounters, that exploit Malta’s cultural richness and its relaxed Mediterraean flair. This page presents you with our programme range designed to help you choose the right programme that suits your particular language needs and time schedules. If your present entry level is below the Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner Entry lEvEl: from B2/ Upper-Intermediate recommended level you are first to follow another programme of a lower level. StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to Learn Faster StuDEnt tyPE: High School Teacher of English ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 30 MaxIMuM ClaSS SIzE: 1, 2 when booked together avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 intenSive general engliSh, WorK & StuDY, refreSher engliSh engliSh anD the meDiterranean acaDemic Year engliSh & career inDiviDual univerSitY acceSS/PreParation engliSh leSSonS Three objectives, one general English course. Our small A serene fusion for a light dose to practise your general English international classes help you increase your self-confidence skills immersed in Maltese heritage, culture, music, crafts, Our long-term courses in general English may be combined You are a professional and need to strengthen your command in your four day-to-day English language skills whether you gastronomy and a pleasant lifestyle. with exam preparation for International certification to gain of English. This programme is designed to help you overcome are setting out on your career path or you are already an access to English Universities, and with Marketing, Economics, any kind of linguistic difficulty. established mature and motivated adult in need to refresh your Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate HR and Accountancy, to gain direct access to first year English. StuDEnt tyPE: Culture Loving & Young at Heart (Club 50+) undergraduate Business Management studies. Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20 StuDEnt tyPE: Professional Practioner and Entrant Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to English ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to English or to University Life ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25, 30 MaxIMuM ClaSS SIzE: 1, 2 when booked together ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 30, 40 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 8 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 108 9 engliSh-bY-the-Sea buSineSS engliSh A leisurely exposure to general English conversation soaked in An essential course for the established business executive and an idyllic summer holiday by the sea be it on your own, or with young entrepreneur. You will specialise in the global language of family or friends. Business to keep yourself one step ahead in your international business relations. Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner StuDEnt tyPE: Value, Fun & Opportunity Seeker Entry lEvEl: from B1/ Intermediate ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25 StuDEnt tyPE: Business Practioner & Entrant avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 12, maximum 15 ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 30 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 4, maximum 6 acaDemic anD international intenSive engliSh teacher training - celta We ease your path to university lecture note taking, We train you to achieve the internationally recognised CELTA transcription, assignments and research as you practice award of the University of Cambridge ESOL to teach English your general English skills for studies at an English speaking anywhere in the world. university. Entry lEvEl: from C1/ Advanced Entry lEvEl: from B1/ Intermediate StuDEnt tyPE: Committed Teacher of English StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to an English University ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 120 contact hours and 120 ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 30 hours of self-study, lesson preparation and assignments avEragE ClaSS SIzE : 6, maximum 8 tEaCHIng PratICE SIzE: 6, average seminar size 12
  • 6. ThE NSTS LEARNINg PhILOSOPhy OUR QUALITy CREDENTIALS At NSTS you will make meaningful progress towards reaching your English Language goals. Our academic team uses the latest teaching methods to help NSTS is the pioneer of English Language Training in Malta and we continue to maintain our academic leadership through research, professional you reach your full potential at the end of your Language Programme. Our Philosophy is based on: development seminars and by continuously listening to your needs and requirements, and reviewing our teaching methodologies to suit them. CLASSROOm ATTITUDE PERSONAL SUPPORT AND PROgRESS mONITORINg OUR SChOOL OUR TEAChINg mEThODOLOgy Our teaching team will source and use a varied range of interactive Your progress will be monitored by our teaching staff. During one- The NSTS school knows its origins through a joint initiative between One of our teaching staff’s many strengths is their ability to materials to bring out the best in you and also to meet your learning to-one meetings your teacher will help you identify the key areas the academic staff of the Faculty of English and the Student Council encourage you to communicate in English giving you the opportunity requirements for both your everyday life and your professional for improvement and how you can gain more confidence in your at the University of Malta. Today these two organisations are to develop and improve your skills. You will readily participate in career. Be it reading, listening, speaking writing, grammar, vocabulary command of the English Language. We encourage you to apply for represented on the autonomous governing body of NSTS English dynamic teaching activities that are enhanced by the national or pronunciation, our qualified teachers are there to develop your our tailor-made one-to-one tuition programmes. Through personal Language Institute. It is a fact that the school you choose to study diversity of your class group and the rich cultural backdrop of our abilities and encourage you to practise these skills with your new attention, regular monitoring and professional advice from your at shapes your life and experience. If you are looking for a reliable Mediterranean island. friends, at school and in Malta. teacher, you will gain that extra edge and exploit the full potential of school with a proven track record that believes in providing you with your stay. an invaluable lifetime experience, then we are right for you. Besides OUR TEAChINg mATERIALS LEARNINg By DOINg the excellent student programmes we have on offer, our English CONgRATULATIONS Language Institute also hosts Malta’s first established International We provide you with stimulating teaching materials for each lesson. Your training programme will not be complete without immersing Teacher Training Centre (ITTC). It prepares prospective teachers Our teaching staff select the resource materials from internationally yourself into our fantastic non-formal English Social Encounters. At the end of your programme you will be awarded the NSTS English for local qualifications, for the renowned international teaching renowned and tested course books. These are aided by authentic in- Learning at NSTS is not just about sitting down in a classroom but Language Institute Certificate detailing the Training Programme certificate of the University of Cambridge (CELTA), and also runs house materials on current topics that also feature the exicting local also about interactive events be they Art, Culture, Nature or Sport. experienced at our school and the level of proficiency achieved. The refresher courses for experienced teachers of English in high schools Maltese touch. For our Business and Professional learners we present We ensure that our activities provide you with the opportunities to Certificate can be used for your academic and professional profiles who are also eligible for EU Grundtvig /Comenius 2.2 funding. extracts from periodicals, reviews and quality newspapers while we practise your new found skills and motivate you to share and express and it will provide proof of your achieved language skills. resort to set text-books of international repute for our long-term and your experiences with your new friends whatever your age, nationality OUR TEAChINg STAff examination programmes. and disposition, and wherever you are. This is the unique NSTS learning experience. NSTS prides itself in its formidable, loyal, highly qualified staff most10 11 of whom possess the University of Cambridge ESOL CELTA or DELTA, University ELT degrees as well as long years of experience backed by annual refresher courses and continuous professional development in ELT methodology.
  • 7. ENGLISH PROGRAMMES INTENSIvE gENERAL ENgLISh The Intensive General English Programme is our most popular programmes as it is the fastest way to improve your English language skills. You will refresh and develop language and communication skills that go beyond the practical day-to-day communication level. Entry lEvEl: A2/ Pre-Intermediate The Mediterranean pace of teaching adopted in the classroom appeals to young and mature adult learners who are motivated StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to Master English to reap the benefits of high quality tuition and expertise of our trained teachers. You are invited to be an active member of a small PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1, maximum 7 weeks international group of learners in our lifelike classroom situations, commencing Monday experiencing an interactive learning environment. ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25, 30 Each lesson includes an accuracy focus on useful grammar, clear pronunciation, quick development of your fluency, and vocabulary lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon relevant to your daily needs. We offer you the opportunity to supplement your group lessons with one-to-one lessons to strengthen your linguistic skills. 1312 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 8 EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS : NSTS unique value added In addition our English Social Encounters programme opens up to English conversation practice among school friends in diverse a range of entertainment opportunities in afternoon and evening suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, activities at various bars, clubs, pizza places, bowling alleys, open on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- air cafes and countrywalks in autumn and winter, swimming and formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional sunbathing in summer. We will also give you the opportunity to and complimentary. interact socially, making you feel more confident to communicate fluently and accurately in English. For improved results we recommend you book 5 or 10 additional one-to-one lessons.
  • 8. ENgLISh By ENgLISh AND ThE ThE SEA mEDITERRANEAN You can now easily learn English in the morning and soak in a We are blessed with two worlds, English and the Mediterranean and sundrenched summer holiday relaxing by the sea. The aim is to make we combine these to strike the perfect balance between lifelike you an effective communicator in English by developing fluency. Our classroom situations and action-packed social encounters with dynamic teachers will help you build the confidence in speaking and Malta’s vibrant cultural atmosphere as the ideal background. understanding the language. Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate The programme is ideal for lovers of heritage and easy living, be they Set within a casual summer environment you will have the still in active life or pleased to have retired: StuDEnt tyPE: Value, Fun & Opportunity Seeker opportunity to practise grammar and new vocabulary in real-life type StuDEnt tyPE: Culture Loving & Young at Heart (Club 50+) situations. Your teachers will get to know you and adapt the content • Visit Malta for an enjoyable and purposeful holiday PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1, maximum 7 weeks of the lessons to suit your interests and thus promote a more pleasant PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1, maximum 4 weeks • Practise and improve your English in a friendly manner commencing Monday from mid-June to mid-September learning experience. on fixed start dates • Experience 7000 years of Maltese and Mediterranean history ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25 Your afternoons and evenings are free for you to indulge in long hours ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20 Your lesson topics will include Mediterranean themes and authentic of swimming, sailing, scubadiving, or sunbathing with class friends or materials to bring out the character, customs and traditions of the lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning family, and to savouring delicious fresh fish, partying, clubbing and lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon Maltese islands. These themes provide engaging discussions and shed international networking at the two great events of English Social light on the interactive events you will enjoy after lesson hours:14 15 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 12, maximum 15 Encounters of the week. avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 • Maltese Crafts: A hands-on learning experience of Maltese EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: Great opportunities to If you desire improved results we recommend that you book 5 or 10 EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value traditional craft. You will be invited to knead clay, blow glass, speak English on the beach and at cafes with 2 evening party additional one-to-one lessons. added English conversation practice among school friends intertwine ganutel, curl filgree, weave lace, carve wood, sculpture and festa activities included for great networking, more English in diverse suggestive places of a Mediterranean and Maltese stone and take your self-made souvenirs home with you. and more fun. socio-cultural context on four half day afternoon or evening interactive experiences a week. • Scenic and Heritage Country Walks: Wear your comfortable walking shoes for these four pleasant expeditions off the beaten country tracks to legendary, ecological, and heritage spots. An energy pack will be included and we will conclude our activity with a well-deserved tea and tasty refreshments. • Mediterranean Cooking: Immerse yourself into a Maltese kitchen, prepare a traditional dinner and enjoy eating it over fine Maltese wines. You will learn about Maltese agricultural produce, olive pressing, wine tasting, apiaries and honey production, and the vegetable and fish markets. • Christianity and the knights Crusaders: We will narrate legends about St. Paul and the conversion of the Maltese to Christianity some 2000 years ago, as we visit Christian catacombs, St. Paul’s cave, preaching spots and churches. We then explore the invaluable legacy, passed on only 200 years ago, of the chivalrous Knights Crusaders who initially fought to defend Christianity but ultimately enriched Malta with untold treasures of the World Heritage City of Valletta.
  • 9. REfRESh BUSINESS yOUR ENgLISh ENgLISh If you are a mature and motivated adult who had a good command of English is the global language and therefore when conducting English a good number of years ago, but due to lack of use you feel international business, a good command of the language is critical. the need of a refresher, then this course in General English is just Our Business English Programme guides you to improve your what you need. We promise hard work but at a comfortable pace for Executive English language skills so as to communicate effectively you to enjoy each lesson. and confidently in meetings, at presentations, during conference Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate Entry lEvEl: from B1/ Intermediate calls, negotiations, cultural situations, email exchanges and social Our teachers will present a unique training approach to help you networking communications. This programme is also an excellent StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to refresh your English revive the language skills you hold in your memory and you soon start StuDEnt tyPE: Business Practioner and Entrant preparation for MBA studies. actively using them during the classroom and social activities. You PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1, maximum 7 weeks will quickly regain your confidence in speaking English and enhancing PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1 week, maximum 4 This programme offers 20 or 30 lessons a week in Business English. commencing every Monday your vocabulary. weeks commencing every Monday It may also be a combination of 20 Intensive General English lessons and 10 Business English lessons. ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 25, 30 For improved results we recommend you book five or ten additional ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 20, 30 One-to-One Tuition classes in addition to the Refresh your English Apart from positioning you on the right track for your career, this lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon Programme. lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon language programme will help you socialise and network with greater conviction during English socio-corporate events involving other16 17 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 8 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: Business 4, maximum 6, Intensive 6, Business Executive learners. Communicating better will also lead you Maximum 8 to work successfully in an English-speaking, cross-cultural business EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value added environment. English conversation practice among school friends in diverse EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: Yes suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, NSTS proposes English social encounters giving you unique value on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- added English conversation practice among school friends in diverse formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport and nature, on SPEcIAL OFFER FOR ExEcUTIvES AnD PROFESSIOnALS and complimentary. 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non-formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional and complimentary. When you book 30 lessons or more on this course, you are automatically subscribed to a free 3-month subscription of For improved results we recommend that you complement your The Economist. NSTS offers you an additional discount of up Business group course with five or ten additional One-to-One to 66% if you extend your subscription to 1 year before your lessons. course ends. The subscription includes: • Free access to The Economist in audio, with digital recordings of all print articles available as a subscribers-only weekly podcast • Unrestricted access to The Economist online, including news, analysis, rankings, blogs, multimedia, online debates and a fully searchable archive dating back to 1997 • Full access to The Economist on iPhone, iPad and Android an nStS gIFt In PartnErSHIP WItH
  • 10. ACADEmIC & WORk & STUDy INTENSIvE ENgLISh PROgRAmmE This programme is specifically designed for non-native English Why not choose Malta to stay ahead of your career and study English language students who wish to strengthen their general English skills whilst working? At the start of our Work & Study Programme you and prepare themselves for an English speaking academic career. undergo 2 or more weeks of Intensive General English training for During the ten lesson a week academic component you will learn how 30 lessons per week in small groups. This training will prepare you to: for your upcoming work experience. If you are an EU citizen you Entry lEvEl: from B1/ Intermediate Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-intermediate may opt to follow a paid work programme, or a monitored internship • Take effective notes in English during lectures and tutorials by programme where you improve your personal work performance StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to an English University listening to actual academic lectures PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 13, maxiumum 52 without remuneration. You can also join a Volunteer Programme that • Read academic texts and make proper synthesis weeks commencing every Monday fulfills your personal aspirations. PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 2, maxiumu 4 weeks • Express ideas clearly and accurately for University assignments commencing every Monday • Deliver oral presentations with clarity and confidence ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk:30 If you are not an EU citizen, you may only follow an intership or • Conduct research and draw up academic reports volunteer programme without remuneration. You will practise your ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 30 Work HourS PEr WEEk: 40 or part-time English skills at your place of work and employ vocabulary relative to In addition to the 20 lesson a week General English course, we the job that you fulfil. NSTS will help you find suitable employment lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon will invite you to individually review your progress and discuss any lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon and is equipped to make all necessary arrangements even before you concerns you might have with the Assistant Director or your teacher. arrive in Malta.18 19 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: Academic 4, maximum 6, You will be invited to network and socialise with other international avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 8 Intensive 6, maximum 8 students during the English Social Encounters sessions after lesson OUR STUDENTS hAvE EXPERIENCED WORk & STUDy hours. PLACEmENTS IN ThE fOLLOWINg fIELDS: EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value added English conversation practice among school friends in diverse Education suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, Hospitality & Tourism on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- Information Technology formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional Marketing, Media, Public Relations & Sales and complimentary. Human Resources Administration Accountancy Nursing & para-medical positions Voluntary Organisations In order to participate in our Placement programmes you need to be 18 years of age, and possess a Higher Intermediate level of English (CEFR Level B1). To register you must present via email your Curriculum Vitae, photo and covering letter explaining your set objectives for the prospective placement. This information is essential as it will help us find the most suitable match between your skills and objectives and the organisation. We will conduct a Skype interview prior to accepting your application so as to guide you on the language training you will need to undergo to reach the job’s required standard. All Language training is conducted at the well-equipped NSTS English Language Institute.
  • 11. TEAChER TRAININg INTERNATIONAL TEAChER TRAININg COmmUNICATIvE mEThODOLOgy The classroom demands on high school teachers of English in non- native English speaking countries to keep their students motivated and engaged in learning English are very challenging. This course NSTS English Language Institute prides itself in being the leader in course development and teacher training in Malta. We offer tailor-made training Entry lEvEl: from B2/ Upper Intermediate equips the teacher with dynamic, fresh and inspiring language courses for individuals who are eager to teach English to non-native English speakers in Malta and abroad. We are inspired by the Communicative awareness and communicative methodology tools to be readily used Language Teaching Methodology and thus focus on the development of learners’ language skills through continuous interaction and learner-centred StuDEnt tyPE: High School Teachers of English and in any challenging classroom situation. It also serves to reinforce the communication. Grundtvig Scholarship Teachers. nuances of the language and build confidence in the use of English in the classroom. The course is recognised for grants of the European The English Language Institute offers you two Teacher Training Programmes. PrograMME DuratIon: 1 or 2 weeks on fixed start dates Union Commission’s framework under Comenius/Grundtvig 2.2. ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 30 Applications are to be submitted to the national EU agency of the teacher’s country. lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon CELTA avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value added This is a full time four-week highly intensive course in teaching English conversation practice among school friends in diverse methodology with observed teaching practice, assignments, self- suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, study and continuous assessment which certifies you to EFL teaching on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- in reputable schools all over the world. To join this programme you formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional must have a high level of competence in English and undertake a and complimentary.20 21 Entry lEvEl: from C1/ Advanced challenging Skype or face-to-face interview. StuDEnt tyPE: Committed Teacher of English. The NSTS Programme is accredited to the University of Cambridge ESOL. Following the successful completion of your training you PrograMME DuratIon: 4 weeks on fixed start dates will receive the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). This certificate is the most widely recognised TEFL ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 120 contact hours and 120 qualification within the English Language teaching community. hours of self-study, lesson preparation and assignments lESSon DuratIon: 60 minutes, morning/afternoon tEaCHIng PraCtICE SIzE: 6, average seminar class size 12
  • 12. ACADEmIC yEAR ENgLISh, UNIvERSITy ACCESS/ gENERAL ENgLISh & UNIvERSITy PREPARATION, INTERNATIONAL CERTIfICATIONS fOUNDATION IN BUSINESS STUDIES This programme is a direct pathway to first year undergraduate studies in Business Management subjects. Its great value lies in saving you one full year of studies. You do both your English qualifying These are our three long-term courses the first in General English, the second in General English combined with Exam Preparation that leads to exams and your foundation exams concurrently by studying hard for international certification to gain access to English speaking Universities and the third in General English and Business Studies to gain direct access to only a few weeks. first year undergraduate Business Management degree course. Entry lEvEl: fromA2/ Pre-Intermediate (Extensive Course), from B1/ Intermediate (Intensive Course) The extended (22 week) two semester programme is intended for students with A2/ Pre-Intermediate knowledge of English, while StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to English University Life the intensive (16 week) one semester programme requires you to have a B1/ Intermediate entry level. Both programmes help you PrograMME DuratIon: Extensive Course - 2 semesters, improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to lead you 20 tuition weeks (22 weeks of stay) to the IELTS 6.0 minimum score level, your first university access ACADEmIC yEAR gENERAL Intensive Course - 15 tuition weeks (16 weeks of stay) examination. ENgLISh, EXAm PREPARATION ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 40 including self-study The concurrent business studies in management, human resources, marketing and accounting prepare you for your second British lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon qualification that is recognised by various UK and other universities aCaDEMIC yEar EnglISH is a life time opportunity to study for direct entry into the first year undergraduate business degree English in a sound systematic way so as to master the language. avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 courses. Your continued duration of study strengthens your confidence and command till when thinking and speaking English become second EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value added nature to you. You can choose from either 20 or 30 Group lessons a English conversation practice among school friends in diverse 2322 Entry lEvEl: from A2/ Pre-Intermediate week plus 5 or 10 individual lessons for any number of weeks. suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- StuDEnt tyPE: Committed to English Studies tHE gEnEral EnglISH anD ExaM PrEParatIon course formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional builds upon the 20 lesson a week Academic Year English course by and complimentary. PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 8, maximum 39 weeks adding a 10 lesson a week component in examination techniques. starting every first Monday of the month. You are prepared how to answer examination questions and are given examination excercises to complete. ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: Academic Year English 20, 30 General English & Exam Preparation 30 The Exam Preparation component will follow on a set text book to best prepare you for IELTS or Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon depending upon your entry level, progress and length of course. For you to progress faster you may enol for a few weeks of 5 or 10 avEragE ClaSS SIzE: 6, maximum 10 additional one-to-one lessons. EnglISH SoCIal EnCountErS: NSTS unique value added English conversation practice among school friends in diverse suggestive places of culture, art, music, leisure, sport, nature, on 3 afternoons/evenings per week equivalent to 12 non- formal lessons. These English Social Encounters are optional and complimentary.
  • 13. ONE-TO-ONE CAREER INDIvIDUAL ENgLISh TUITION ENgLISh TUITION If you are short of time due to a busy schedule then this could be the We are able to help you overcome any kind of linguistic difficulty in ideal course that meets your lifestyle requirements. The One-to- your professional career. That is why we have designed this course One Tuition programme gives you the opportunity to concentrate to suit individual and corporate group needs. Our vast experience specifically on your English learning needs. in designing tailor-made courses is extensive and includes English language training for: Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner One of our academic team members will become your personal Entry lEvEl: from A1/ Beginner language trainer and create a tailor made programme specific to your • Medical Professionals PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum 1 week commencing language abilities. We guarantee that every One-to-One Tuition PrograMME DuratIon: Minimum one week-end Friday • Legal Professionals Monday or any day of the week programme includes a Student Needs Analysis to help us meet your to Sunday, generally 1 or more weeks • Engineers training requirements and expectations. • Aviation Executives ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 ClaSS lESSonS PEr WEEk: 15, 20, 25 30, 40, 50 • Members of the Diplomatic Corps PERSONAL ATTENTION • Members of public political offices lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes, morning/afternoon lESSon DuratIon: 45 minutes morning/afternoon • University Lecturing staff Your personal trainer will provide you with the necessary feedback • Finance and Banking Staff MaxIMuM ClaSS SIzE: 1, 2 when booked together and motivation throughout the course. You do not need to worry MaxIMuM ClaSS SIzE: 1 • Teachers of English about what questions to ask or when it is best to ask them. There is the possibility that you can invite up to 1 other student of similar level On your first day, your personal teacher discusses with you your core24 25 of English to share in your one-to-one tuition class and reduce your objectives. The course content will be personalised and will be based personal fees. on professional topics that take your needs and work-related interests into account. We invite you to bring your own English professional fLEXIBLE TRAININg SUPPORT materials with you in order to particularly address your concerns and SPEcIAL OFFER FOR ExEcUTIvES AnD PROFESSIOnALS SPEcIAL OFFER FOR ExEcUTIvES AnD PROFESSIOnALS achieve your goals. During the Student Needs Analysis process you can identify any language training requirements you require ranging from particular You would generally follow individual lessons. However, corporate When you book 20 lessons or more on this course you are When you book 20 lessons or more on this course you are grammar issues to specific vocabulary, sentence construction, phrasal customers may request their learners to follow lessons for Specific automatically subscribed to a free 3-month subscription of automatically subscribed to a free 3-month subscription of verbs, prepositions and more. Purposes with one or more learners of a similar level to follow a group The Economist. NSTS offers you an additional discount of up The Economist. NSTS offers you an additional discount of up course in the same discipline. to 66% if you extend your subscription to 1 year before your to 66% if you extend your subscription to 1 year before your COmBINATION WITh ANOThER LANgUAgE COURSE course ends. The subscription includes: course ends. The subscription includes: You have the opportunity to combine One-to-One tuition with • Free access to The Economist in audio, with digital recordings any group language course featured in this brochure. We offer • Free access to The Economist in audio, with digital recordings of all print articles available as a subscribers-only weekly combinations of 5 and 10 lessons per week. of all print articles available as a subscribers-only weekly podcast podcast • Unrestricted access to The Economist online, including news, • Unrestricted access to The Economist online, including news, analysis, rankings, blogs, multimedia, online debates and a analysis, rankings, blogs, multimedia, online debates and a fully searchable archive dating back to 1997 fully searchable archive dating back to 1997 • Full access to The Economist on iPhone, iPad and Android • Full access to The Economist on iPhone, iPad and Android an nStS gIFt an nStS gIFt In PartnErSHIP WItH In PartnErSHIP WItH
  • 14. STUDENT RESIDENCES We invite you to live in one of NSTS student residences that are designed for young travellers under 35 years of age. These conveniently located residences are your ideal choice and offer you plenty of opportunity to practise your English skills with fellow students even after school hours, meet new friends and explore their cultures and participate in evening get togethers and social events. NSTS residences are registered locally as hostels. NSTS CAmPUS RESIDENCE NSTS hIBERNIA RESIDENCE Tastefully upgraded to the highest standards to incorporate NSTS Hibernia Residence & Hostel is the “in-place” in all the facilities expected by today’s travellers, the newly Malta for young people who seek friendships, hospitality, refurbished Campus Residence has been long established intercultural relations, fun and night entertainment. Its warm as a favourite B & B. It promises good value for money welcoming and caring environment blends with the freshness, especially to the long-term student with its compact and colour, and comfort of its rooms to provide a truly memorable comprehensive studios. It is situated along the Campus stay. NSTS Hibernia Residence & Hostel is centrally located boundary of the University of Malta, just by the National in Malta - in the heart of Sliema, within short walking Sports Complex and a stone’s throw away from the NSTS distance from the promenade, seashore, public transport, English Language Institute, public transport and other fantastic nightlife of St. Julian’s and Sliema city centre with its amenities. numerous shopping opportunities. FAcT BOx FAcT BOx IN ROOm fACILITIES: IN ROOm fACILITIES: • Single, Twin, Triple rooms • Single, Twin, Triple rooms • Ensuite bathroom • Ensuite bathroom26 27 • Studio apartments with kitchenette and dining facilities • Studio apartments with kitchenette and dining facilities • Dedicated study area • Dedicated study area • Safety deposit box • Safety deposit box • Attractive modern furnishings with ample storage space • Simple pine wood furniture with ample storage space • Bed linen and towels • Bed linen and towels • Key card security access • Key card security access • Twice weekly cleaning • Twice weekly cleaning COmmUNICATIONS: COmmUNICATIONS: • Internet cafe and Wi-Fi • Internet cafe and Wi-Fi • Fax service • Fax service • Telephone in room • Telephone in room • Security CCTV in all public areas • Security CCTV in all public areas SPORT & LEISURE: SPORT & LEISURE: • Breakfast room • Breakfast Room • Casual meeting lounges and TV & DVD Room • TV & DVD Lounge • Conference room • Food & Drink Dispensers • Common study/reading room • Sun Roof Terrace • Games & Pool room • Swimming Pool & Sun Deck gENERAL: • Morning reception service gENERAL: • Coin operated laundry • Morning reception service • Mini Market • Coin operated laundry • Butcher Shop • Cultural excursions & events • Post Box • Airport Transfers • Cultural excursions & events • Airport Transfers
  • 15. OThER ACCOmmODATION STUDENT SUPPORT AND WELfARE hOmESTAy EXECUTIvE hOmESTAy At NSTS we are one big family and therefore offer your the best guidance and support during your stay. Our dedicated international team is always An invaluable opportunity to absorb the Maltese way of life and We offer a superior type of host family hospitality with greater social available to help you at every stage of your visit in Malta. We invite you to culture while enjoying English social contact. The Homestay interaction by the family to attain a closer integration between guest make use of our support, social activity and welfare services. programme is open to all persons who prefer to share their daily life and host. Amenities would normally include a private bathroom and experiences in the warmth of a Maltese home. single bedroom. BOOkINg yOUR fLIghT Host families are carefully interviewed and selected by NSTS fAmILy APARTmENTS AND vILLAS NSTS offers its own Travel Services, whereby we can help you book personnel for their reliability, security and values and are generally your flight or ferry tickets to Malta. In case you require any flight chosen in close proximity to the school, only up to a short bus ride Family apartments are the best and more economical solution for changes before or even after your trip, give us a call and we will be away. families or friends of 3 or more persons to live freely under one happy to help you. You will receive your transportation tickets via roof when in Malta. This accommodation is ideal for families who email. They love to extend their hospitality to all students and develop accompany students so as to combine English with a holiday. The lasting friendships. The NSTS offer covers single or twin room apartments are modernly furnished with all amenities included BEfORE yOU LEAvE occupancy and half-board accommodation. such as bed linen, towels, utilities and weekly cleaning. Villas are more luxuriously laid out and may sport a swimming pool and Our team at NSTS will be there for you through every step of the Learn hands-on about Malta’s culture, customs and traditions. Grab airconditioning. application process to our English language school. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your English by speaking the language on full details of your chosen study programme and accommodation a day-to-day basis with your host family. hOTEL ACCOmmODATION so that you are well prepared for your time in Malta. We give you invaluable assistance so as to make your planning period as worry-free Students would be required to respect the family life in all they do, so We have teamed up with leading 3, 4 or 5 star properties to provide as possible. that their stay is an enjoyable experience even for our host families you with a wider range of accommodation opportunities. Rooms in general are well appointed, offer WiFi internet, TV, heating, air- AIRPORT TRANSfERS conditioning and other facilities. Our partner hotels are featured on28 29 our price list that accompanies this brochure. We also reserve 2 and 3 NSTS offers a Meet and Greet service together with an airport bedroom apartments for families and groups. transfer to your chosen residence, homestay, hotel or self-catering apartment. You must book this service separately from your course and accommodation and must provide your arrival date and flight number to NSTS at least 7 days before arrival . Our representative will welcome you at the Airport Arrivals hall. They will wear our NSTS polo shirts and carry well signed boards with the NSTS Logo so you will not be able to miss them. In the event that you miss your flight or your flight is delayed it is recommended that you inform us immediately so that our Customer Relations team will take care of alternative transfer arrangements. We recommend you also pre-book your departure/return airport transfer. 24 hOUR EmERgENCy SUPPORT We provide a 24 hour emergency contact number for our students. This means that in case you encounter any problems out of office hours, you can contact a staff member for guidance and assistance at any time during your stay. We will not leave you on your own. Upon arrival we will provide you with a personalised identity card with important information for your well being. You are to carry this card on you wherever you go instead of your passport or national identity card. JOIN OUR ONLINE COmmUNITy, mEET OThER NSTS STUDENTS AND fIND OUT WhAT’S gOINg ON ON AT NSTS ENgLISh LANgUAgE INSTITUTE: www.facebook.com/maltansts www.twitter.com/nstsmalta
  • 16. LIfESTyLE mALTA & ENgLISh SOCIAL ENCOUNTERS TERmS AND CONDITIONS When joining one of our programmes you are welcomed as a treasured member of our extended NSTS family and are invited with open arms to our social, • Enrolments accompanied by credit card full payment details will be • NSTS reserves the right to alter any service, description and fee cultural, entertainment and sports events organised by our Customer Relations team who are responsible for your English Social Encounters weekly received by electronic means at reservations@nsts.org or by fax on without prior notice and to provide substitute of at least comparable programme. +356 255 88 200 up to 2 weeks before arrival (4 weeks for stays in standard and contents as originally. July and August) • NSTS may, without being liable in any manner whatsoever, CULTURE SPORTS • Payment by bank transfer to APS Bank Ltd, Valletta Malta (IBAN exclude any person from a service applied for, and demand his/her MT38 APSB 7709 1000 6515 10 6515 400 10) must be effected 3 repatriation, if, in the opinion of Management, s/he appears likely to Culture in Malta can be found nationwide. The island overflows with There is a wide variety of land and sea sport facilities available on full weeks before arrival. endanger or impair the health, safety or comfort of other persons popular and historical culture, interactive attractions and shows the Island. Malta’s largest sports centre (The Marsa Sports Club) is using the same services, or the reputation of NSTS by his/her acts or that bring to life stunning moments of history for you to discover. about 4 km (2.5 miles) south of Valletta and lists among its numerous • Enrolments will only be accepted and confirmed subject to receipt of omissions. Immerse yourself in Maltese culture and make your experience features an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, 18 tennis courts, 5 full payment, space availability and NSTS being exonorated for any inspirational. Getting to know about the island’s past challenges and squash courts, cricket grounds and a swimming pool. Students can and all liability • In enrolling with NSTS the applicant consents and authorises NSTS to achievements is not only good fun but also enriching. Walk through join the club on a weekly basis while golf non-members are welcome process any personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act the silent narrow winding streets of Mdina, peep into the grotto and golf clubs can be rented at the facility. • Changes notified or effected within 10 days prior to arrival are subject of Malta and to transfer/disclose such data to other companies within of Rabat where legend claims St Paul lived 2000 years ago, delve to EUR50 late amendment fee. No refunds are permitted for failure the NSTS group of companies as deemed necessary for the provision underground into the war shelters and experience life under siege Many of the hotel facilities often include tennis courts, squash to utilise part or all of the services. of the services enrolled for and for the purposes associated thereto. in Vittoriosa or spend some quality time at the Great Siege Bell and courts, weight rooms and saunas. Most hotels also offer water sport Applicant consents to be being photographerd for promotional gardens, perched on the fortifications of Valletta, taking in the view. facilities, including scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. • Cancellations or curtailments notified or effected within the last 10 purposes and to receiving marketing materials from NSTS and shall be days prior to arrival are subject to EUR250 fee. given the opportunity to opt out from this consent according to law. ENvIRONmENTAL INTERACTIvITy • Fees include all that specified as incorporated in the selected • This brochure and all commercial relations arising here from are It has often been said that children of today will inherit the Earth of service described in this brochure and NSTS is not liable for that not deemed to be executed through the brand NSTS of company You will be an active learner in the centre of a dynamic enjoyable class tomorrow. Learn more about your greener surroundings with fun, contained herein. registration C4425 of 220 St. Paul Street, Valletta, VLT 1217, Malta. of international students. Through the use of communicative teaching environmental projects and activities. You will explore the natural methodology, you will role-play, do research, interviews, fieldwork world, understand and satisfy your curiosity. This will enhance your30 31 and projects. You will be practising your English both in class as well ethic of caring for the Earth and each other whilst having fun doing it! as in many English-speaking situations outside the four walls of your classroom to show you the fun side of the language. INDUSTRIAL NSTS BEACh CLUB How is beer made? How does reverse osmosis work? What story lies behind the Malta Freeport? Our activity animateurs will take you on The Mediterranean Sea is undoubtedly Malta’s best natural asset. an unparalleled educational experience around the Maltese islands. NSTS has its own beach club offering you various exciting water Fuel your curiosity regarding the subject and its application, learn sports to choose from. It is the perfect place for you to relax, enjoy a more from the places visited, expose yourself to the culture of local refreshing swim, laze under the glorious sun and eat a tasty snack or institutions and industries and get accustomed to the changing trends sip a cool drink from one of the bars. in today’s dynamic lifestyle. You will get the chance to interact with experts in their respective specialisations and pack up a lot of stories At sea you can ride the waves and show off your best tricks on wake to share with your friends and family back home. boards, water-skis, towable tubes, water-sledges and speedboats. If on the other hand you would rather kick back and relax a little while ThE ARTS soaking up some rays then why not hire a paddleboat or canoe?! Explore your creative side and capture the essence of a culture. The The beach club spells FUN and is considered to be home to Arts give you the opportunity to hone your improvisation skills. Life animation, beach games, tournaments, parties, music, cool drinks, is improvisation after all. We respond in new ways when spontaneous tasty food, sunshades, showers, facilities and an enviable international and unexpected things occur to us. It helps with building self- chill-out atmosphere ideal for chatting to new friends from across the confidence, speaking in public, and developing interpersonal skills to globe. become more aware of how your physical presentation can affect the way people see you. So make sure to exploit Malta’s arts scene which has an array of events ready for you to experience and enjoy!
  • 17. WWW.NSTS.ORg NSTS English Language Institute, 220 St. Paul Street, Valletta VLT1217 Malta T : (+356) 2558 8000 F: (+356) 2558 8200 E: nsts@nsts.org